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Parties gear up as special election looms

Both major political parties are fielding candidates and setting up caucuses for the Jan. 10 special election to fill the open 35th District seat in the House of Delegates. The House District 35 Democratic Nominating Committee has set Oct. 8...

Editor’s Notebook: Reality hits the Va. real-estate market

One go-to source for news, albeit anecdotal, of the state of Virginia’s housing market is the monthly “flash survey” of members of Virginia Realtors, which is conducted at the end of a month and reported at the start of...

Surprise: Vienna-area delegate to depart, special election needed

Del. Mark Keam’s 13 years in the General Assembly came to an unexpected halt Sept. 6 after he resigned to accept a federal-government post. In an earlier message on Twitter to his colleagues, Keam said he wished he could have...

Vienna residents may soon have license plate to call their own

Virginia has more than 250 specialized license plates for all manner of organizations and causes, and Vienna officials for years have wanted to add a town-themed plate to that lineup. But there was one nearly insurmountable hurdle: State law required...

Bill to promote traffic roundabouts falters

Some pieces of legislation cruise through like a walk in the park. Others take a roundabout route to passage. Still others are deposited right into the circular file. That last option proved to be the case with a measure from...

Playing defense, Democratic legislators still have plenty of bills in hopper

Their bills weren’t posted until right before the 2022 General Assembly session began Jan. 12, but local House of Delegates members have proposed legislation concerning tax credits, land use, weapons, health, hazing and sex trafficking. But with Republicans in control...

Legislators to preview 2022 General Assembly session

Dels. Mark Keam and Ken Plum will participate in an online preview of the 2022 General Assembly session on Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The online event is cosponsored by the Vienna area branch of the American Association of University...

Vienna’s wish list will go to General Assembly, not Santa

Vienna leaders are crafting a 2022 legislative agenda that would back qualified immunity and body-worn cameras for police, maintain local zoning authority and help the town save money on construction contracts. Several items on the agenda by now constitute boilerplate,...

In 35th District, voters offered a distinct choice among visions

For the first time in eight years, voters will have a choice of candidates in the 35th District House of Delegates election. Democrat Mark Keam on Nov. 2 will go up against Republican Kevin McGrath in an attempt to secure...

Editorial: Governor sticks it to towns and cities

With one swipe of his pen, Gov. Northam delivered an unmistakable “up yours” (and that’s the nice way of putting it) to local governments across the commonwealth. The governor recently signed legislation, passed by the narrowest of margins and likely...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and Arlington Public Library recently presented a $5,498 check to the Potomac...
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