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Rules change will reduce public-comment opportunities in Arlington

Is it an effort to merely streamline the process, or a plot to curtail independent voices from reaching the public at Arlington County Board meetings? You make the call. Before leaving on their summer hiatus, County Board members made a...

School Board chair nixes public comment for summer

The First Amendment is on summer vacation, at least when it comes to Arlington Public Schools. School Board Chairman Reid Goldstein announced at the last School Board meeting that a regular feature of meetings would be missing until the start...

Cristol eases iron grip on gavel during latest public-comment period

Happens (almost) every time. After getting pilloried a month before for what critics called a heavy-handed approach to enforcing rules on public comment, County Board Chairman Katie Cristol on July 16 loosened her grip on the gavel just a bit. Cristol...
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‘Old School’ column: The full Nelson

A while back, I wrote a column about our first TV and how excited I was to get it....
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