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Republicans pass on School Board endorsement

“Thanks, but no thanks” was the message from the Arlington County Republican Committee to the two School Board candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot. In one of the less surprising moments of the 2021 campaign season, Republicans on Oct. 7...

Editor’s Notebook: Definitely not going to fly these days

The world was different back in the day. (“Back in the day” more or less meaning any time before 2020.) But let’s go back a little further – to this coming week in 1936, to be exact. Here’s one item...

Candidates: APS not serving minority students well

Candidates seeking to be Arlington’s next School Board member were asked, during a Sept. 20 Arlington NAACP campaign forum, to grade the county school system’s efforts serving students, and communities, of color. The response surely will not warm the hearts...

Endorsement: Mary Kadera for Arlington School Board

When she launched her bid for office lo those many months ago, we had high hopes for Mary Kadera. She seemed both willing to take on the status quo within the frequently leadership-starved School Board, and to understand what...

Candidate urges restraint in developing Career Center site

Arlington’s likely next School Board member says her future colleagues need to pump the brakes and consider scaling back grandiose plans for the Arlington Career Center site. In a Sept. 14 forum sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation, Mary...

Candidate: More students riding transit would be win-win

It seems to be a policy position Arlington School Board candidates always gravitate to, but one that never quite gets to the implementation stage. And the most likely next School Board member is herself aboard with the perennial proposal –...

School Board contender presses for debates, debates and more debates

The result in November is all but a foregone conclusion, but one of the two candidates for Arlington School Board is trying to prime the pump for more, rather than fewer, candidate-engagement sessions in coming months. “To prepare for the...

Kadera gets company in School Board race

It likely will be more a coronation than an election on Nov. 2, but Democratic Arlington School Board endorsee Mary Kadera will still have a race to run. Major Mike Webb, who has floated around the periphery of the Northern...

GOP leader questions legitimacy of Democratic caucus

A key leader of the Arlington County Republican Committee last week mused publicly whether the powers-that-be of the Arlington County Democratic Committee put their thumbs on the scale to help a School Board candidate across the finish line. The Democratic...

Democrats ratify Kadera as School Board endorsee

The Arlington County Democratic Committee made it official June 2, ratifying Mary Kadera as the party’s endorsee and sending her to likely victory in the November School Board race. “Thank you, everybody – I’m so, so, so, so, so excited,”...
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New Hunter Mill Road bridge to take another step forward

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 19 were slated to give the go-ahead for a project-administration agreement with the Virginia...
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