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Attorney general preps investigation of FCPS’s Thomas Jefferson

Following up on a request yesterday from Gov. Youngkin, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced that his Office of Civil Rights will be investigating Fairfax County Public Schools and the administration of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science...

Governor wants investigation of TJ leadership over handling of National Merit Awards

Gov. Youngkin on Jan. 3 called for Virginia's Attorney General Jason Miyares to investigate allegations that information about National Merit Awards, as determined by student PSAT scores, was withheld from students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science &...

Fairfax Electoral Board flips to GOP on Jan. 1

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Fairfax County Electoral Board’s composition is switching from two Democrats and one Republican to two Republicans and one Democrat. Jeffrey Shapiro has been appointed to the body by the Circuit Court...

Senator: Governor needs to keep hands off local land-use powers

She may not be entirely enraptured with the Arlington County Board’s Missing Middle proposal as currently conceived – more on that down below – but a prominent member of the Arlington legislative delegation believes the Youngkin administration needs to...

Editorial: A superintendent gets the heave-ho

It wasn’t all that long ago that a majority of members on the School Board in neighboring Loudoun County thought Superintendent Scott Ziegler was doing such a fantastic job that they bestowed a $30,000-a-year raise on the $300,000-a-year superintendent. They...

Letter: Youngkin must help seniors saddled with taxes

Editor: With the Republican candidates he campaigned for having failed, as they should, Gov. Youngkin is back in Virginia to govern. The question is: Will he govern for the benefit of the citizens of the commonwealth or will he govern...

Editorial: Parents need to remain ever-vigilant

Editorial: Parents need to remain ever-vigilant Elections have consequences. Or, quoting one B.H. Obama back in the day: “I won, you lost. Get over it.” The victory, narrow though it was, of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor last year continues to...

Governor taps Arlingtonian for solar panel

Gov. Youngkin has appointed Michael Walsh Jr. of Arlington, an attorney in private practice, to the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority.

Local residents named by governor to state panels

Gov. Youngkin recently made the following appointments to state boards and commissions: Daniel Steen of Arlington, executive director of Lawyers for Civil Justice, was appointed to the board of regents of the James Monroe Law Office-Museum and Memorial Library. Lucy...

Arlington Democrats rip Younkgin transgender-policy revisions

The Arlington County Democratic Committee on Oct. 5 formally denounced the Youngkin administration’s plan to revamp Virginia Department of Education guidelines on transgender students that had been put in place during the governorship of Ralph Northam. Committee members voted, seemingly...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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