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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...

Editor’s Notebook: Shades of an election a decade ago

Some years back (2011, for those keeping score at home), Barbara Favola was challenged in the Democratic primary for state Senate by Jaime Areizaga-Soto, who for his kickoff before the Arlington County Democratic Committee brought out a large and...

Democrats go with Kadera as School Board pick

Mary Kadera, who became (perhaps somewhat against her will) the de-facto choice of the Arlington Democratic establishment, came away with victory in the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s weeklong School Board caucus voting. But the result was no resounding vote of...

Infrastructure in place for Democratic School Board caucus

Even though the Arlington County Democratic Committee is pushing the concept of online voting as its preference, four in-person locations will be available for those casting ballots in the upcoming School Board caucus. Mary Kadera and Miranda Turner are seeking...

School Board candidates have concerns about Va. math proposals

With the Virginia Department of Education under attack – fairly or unfairly – for what critics say is an attempt to dumb down math instruction across the commonwealth, the two candidates for the Democratic endorsement for Arlington School Board...

Editor’s Notebook: Could a day of reckoning for school leaders be coming?

A recent missive by Arlington School Board candidate Mary Kadera leads one to wonder if, at least from her perspective, we have a wide-open Democratic School Board caucus in the making. Kadera yesterday sent out a note to supporters, which...

School Board aspirants seek more transparency on achievement gaps

Taking a page from the musical playbook of the Fifth Dimension – one needs to be of a certain age to get that reference – the two candidates for the Democratic endorsement for School Board say there’s one tangible...

School Board contender: E-mails will show nothing untoward

Arlington School Board candidate Mary Kadera said a political opposition-research effort is unlikely to turn up any dirt on her. In a note to supporters, Kadera (one of two candidates in the upcoming Democratic caucus) noted that a local resident...

Are candidates trying to play the angles on school-reopening?

The two Democratic aspirants for School Board appear to be trying to thread a needle – appealing on the one hand to parents who want their children back in class five days a week, and on the other to...

Editor’s Notebook … Candidates need to kick it up a notch

For the first time in 13 months (!), I attended a gathering of Arlington Senior Democrats yesterday. (It had been so long that, last time I was at one, you could actually meet in person. At a restaurant. Busboys &...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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