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Inflation, personnel costs to his Fairfax park uses in wallet

The cost of partaking in many Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) activities will rise this spring if the agency’s board approves a proposed menu of fee hikes. The Park Authority charges about 500 fees for various services, and those revenues...

Editor’s Notebook: As G. Gordon Liddy would say: ‘Ye suckers!’

One of the benefits put forward for legalizing Marry G. Wanna is that by no longer making it illegal, all the criminal elements that traffic in it will simply – poof! – disappear. According to new reporting from the Los...

Editor’s Notebook: Albert the Wondercat says we’re voting GOP

Yipes: After earlier this year hiking the price of Fancy Feast (the gravy-laden kind) from 70 cents per can to 79 cents, Giant over the weekend upped it again to 89 cents. Or 27 percent in total, if my...

Editor’s Notebook: A belated, but heartfelt, bon voyage

I’m a little late to this, for which I apologize, but nonetheless wanted to pay tribute to Jackie Steven upon her departure from Arlington Independent Media, where she was a fixture for decades. Fun fact: Some years ago, when a...

Taxi drivers get temporary help from Arlington leaders

Arlington County Board members on May 14 approved a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. There will now be a $1-per-trip surcharge tacked onto the final fare in place...

‘Holy inflation, Batman’: Fairfax development fees going up

Developers starting April 1 will need to pay an inflationary increase 7.5 percent toward a variety of road funds, Fairfax County supervisors unanimously agreed March 22. The cost increases, designed to keep pace with hikes to construction costs, is in...

Inflation, supply-chain issues impact APS efforts to secure entrances

Students and staff at three Arlington schools will have to wait their turn a little longer before their facilities receive modernized, secure entrances. School Board members on March 24 were briefed on how the school system plans to address rising...

Editor’s Notebook: Will the ‘Fancy Feast voters’ sink Democrats?

It took much longer than all the other items on the shelves, but cans of Fancy Feast at Giant have finally risen in price, going from 70 cents per can to 79 cents last week -- an increase of...

Tips for tackling the high cost of filling up

Drivers likely need no reminder that the cost of fuel is high. Learning how to be a more efficient driver is a great way to improve gas mileage and take some of the sting out of filling up. • Take...

Home-builders still upbeat, but increasingly nervous

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply-chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according to...
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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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