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Editor’s Notebook: Show our local cabbies some love, will you?

Arlington County Board members will be a little late to the party this weekend as they start the ball rolling on assisting local cab drivers with meeting the increasingly high cost of doing business. Board members are slated to set...

Governor wields veto pen with a vengeance against Hope

Perhaps he’ll wear it as an unusual badge of honor, but it certainly is a distinction for Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington): Gov. Youngkin vetoed four of his bills that had passed both houses of the legislature during the 2022...

Democrats want public to contact governor on veto

The Arlington County Democratic Committee is urging its rank-and-file to contact Gov. Youngkin and express displeasure over his veto of legislation impacting the county. Youngkin earlier this session turned thumbs down on a measure from Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) to...

Late Arlington Chamber chief lauded by legislature

Before wrapping up its 60-day session in Richmond, the General Assembly passed a memorial resolution honoring former Arlington Chamber of Commerce president Rich Doud, who died last December. Doud was “a pillar of the Arlington community” during his 23-year tenure...

Preservation advocates have year to make their case in Richmond

When the General Assembly convenes in January 2023, there will be 166 leftovers from 2022 awaiting action. One of them is near and dear to the heart of local preservationists, which gives them a year to regroup and do some...

Data: Arlington delegate districts to remain strongly pro-Democratic

The three newly redrawn House of Delegates districts that include portions of Arlington are likely to be – spoiler alert! – Democratic strongholds, according to a new voting analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project. All three of the newly...

Editor’s Notebook: The political equivalent of a middle finger

In the long run it's a tempest in a teapot and much ado about nothing (or at least much ado about not all that much), but passions do seem to be running high now that Gov. Youngkin vetoed a...

Governor’s veto gives Arlington leaders glimpse of their future

In some instances, politicians put forth a hand of friendship to those on the other side of the political aisle. In others, it’s more a specific single digit extended upward in the direction of the opposition. Arlington’s leadership just got...

Governor vetoes Arlington police-auditor measure

Gov. Youngkin on March 1 vetoed legislation that would have provided Arlington with a police auditor reporting to the County Board, not the county manager, saying police could be impacted by “politically motivated” efforts. “The best way to ensure that...

Police-auditor bill wins legislative passage

Legislation to give the Arlington County Board authority to employ an independent police auditor is headed to Gov. Youngkin. The state Senate on a party-line 21-19 vote on Feb. 23 approved a measure from Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) that earlier...
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Vienna 180 atop district standings, will play July 4

The long-standing American Legion District 17 all-star baseball game won’t be played the morning of July 4 like so...
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