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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Editor’s Notebook: The endorsements are here!

It’s a dying art, sadly, but at least at the Sun Gazette (and at the Falls Church News-Press, to give credit where credit is due) we take political endorsements seriously enough to actually do them. Most other lesser media outlets...

Survey says: GOP voters split on choice for County Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee has neither nominated a County Board candidate nor opted to endorse a contender from among those on the ballot this year. But that doesn’t mean rank-and-file GOP members don’t have their own choices lined up. A...

Editorial: Voters, please deliver us divided government

As we move into the heart of election season, here’s a friendly reminder from the Sun Gazette editorial-page team to the voters of Virginia. There are three possibilities when it comes to state-level governance: • Democrats control the levers of both...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s spice up the campaign coverage, por favor

Flaccid, limp, lifeless, languid, droopy, pendulous. But enough about my personal problems … what we’re really talking about today is the coverage of local political debates. And with campaign season heating up (although in the local area it’s usually more “tepid”...

GOP surveying members on meeting preferences

The Arlington County Republican Committee is trying to take the pulse of its members when it comes to meetings. Prior to the pandemic, the GOP met monthly, usually at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center in Ballston....

Editorial: Northern Virginia is not California, recall-wise

A newly formed right-leaning activist group made some news in an otherwise slow (in the local area) news week by announcing plans to attempt to recall the commonwealth’s attorneys in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties. The group alleges that the...

Senior Democrats put in-person return on hold

The Arlington Senior Democrats group, which had planned a return to in-person meetings in September, has postponed the plan until November due to COVID. For years, the ad-hoc group of seasoned Democratic aficionados met monthly at Busboys & Poets in...

GOP raps Arlington Public Schools for promoting Democrats

After raising questions whether the Arlington County government was trying to use the appearance of President Biden to gin up votes for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, the Arlington County Republican Committee now has the same question for Arlington...

Libertarians gather for political discourse … and ice cream!

The Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia spent the afternoon of July 25 marking summer with an ice-cream social rescheduled due to inclement weather from a month before. “This fun and educational event was originally to celebrate Juneteenth, which proved to...

Editor’s Notebook: Real estate keeps rolling right along

Bright MLS, which runs the multiple-listing service across the Mid-Atlantic, each month reports a “T3 Home Demand” number, showing the relative strength of the homes market based on activities that occur before the sales process transpires, so it is...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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