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County Board members ditch masks … for now

It didn’t start out that way, but about 15 minutes into the March 19 County Board meeting, all five board members were going commando – mask-wise, that is. The 8:30 a.m. start time featured board members Takis Karantonis and Christian...

Editor’s Notebook: Is Fauci a secret weapon for the GOP?

Republicans hoping to win back control of Congress in November have to grapple with the fact that there’s not a whole lot of enthusiasm for them among the voting public. Yes, the GOP may ride a wave of discontent about...

Editor’s Notebook: Let the race begin!

The sainted Mama McCaffrey, back when she was single and ready to mingle in the D.C. of the early 1960s, worked at the IRS national headquarters, and one of her tasks, apparently, was to double check the famous phrase...

Most School Board members mask-free in latest meeting

For those playing the “how many Arlington School Board members will go mask-free at the first board meeting after requirements were lifted?” home game, the winners were those who had put their money on four out of five. Board members...

Editor’s Notebook: Getting off cheap at $3.79 a gallon

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows (love you, Bob Dylan!) and you don’t need a PhD in economics to know that we’re in for a world of hurt when it comes to gas...

At Democratic meeting, some are maskless for first time since 2020

For the first time since its in-person meetings resumed, the March gathering of the Arlington County Democratic Committee was a mask-optional event. Masked-up attendees were welcomed “if you are more comfortable doing so,” but otherwise, party members could move around...

CDC reclassifies local area as low-risk for COVID impacts

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday again changing how it classifies the impact of COVID on individual communities, most of Northern Virginia now sits in the low-risk category. Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties...

Arlington leader: Nearly all employees are vaccinated

It may be a case of “not with a bang but a whimper” when March 1 rolls around and the deadline hits for Arlington county-government employees to be vaccinated against COVID – or face termination. County Manager Mark Schwartz said...

Editorial: Both sides overreach in student-masking debate

It’s our favorite kind of editorial: We dump on everybody! The issue? Masking in schools. The sides? Gov. Youngkin on the one hand, Northern Virginia school systems on the other. Let’s start with Youngkin. He overreached on his no-required-masking-in-schools executive order....

Editor’s Notebook: Two extremes on student masking

It's my favorite kind of Editor's Notebook post: I get to crap on both sides of an issue! The issue? Masking in schools. The sides? Gov. Youngkin on the one hand, Northern Virginia school systems on the other. Let's start with...
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