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Del. Sullivan losing Arlington, but will remain its legislative friend

He’s been redistricted out of Arlington, but Del. Rip Sullivan said he will always consider the community a second political home. “I’ll still be there fighting for Arlington,” Sullivan said at the Jan. 5 Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting, the...

Editorial: Redistricting process gets the job done

It was more than a little like the sausage-making process – inquire too intently and you’re sure to lose your appetite – but in the end, the new procedure for redistricting congressional and legislative seats across the Old Dominion...

Del. Sullivan losing Arlington but staying focused on priorities

He is a quasi-lame duck in terms of Arlington (for reasons that will be explained below), but Del. Rip Sullivan has high hopes for productivity, even from a minority position, in the coming 60-day General Assembly session. “I am an...

Redistricting gives Arlington senators a holiday gift

Forget hand-knitted sweaters, gift cards or stale fruit-based confections: Two state senators whose districts include Arlington may have gotten the best holiday gifts of them all. State Sens. Barbara Favola and Adam Ebbin have emerged from the redistricting sausage-making process...

Editor’s Notebook: Don’t make people hysterical and then complain about them

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association was out with a press release yesterday pleading with the public not to run to emergency rooms if they are not facing severe COVID symptoms or other major health emergencies. “Most individuals who contract...

Arlington to comprise 30% of new 8th District

Arlington will contain just over 30 percent of the population of the reconstituted 8th Congressional District, which will remain a Democratic fortress under its new boundaries. The Virginia Supreme Court on Dec. 28 unanimously approved new boundaries for the commonwealth’s...

New House of Delegates districts leave open seat locally

Arlington’s reconfigured districts in the House of Delegates will be as easy to remember as 1-2-3. Literally, 1-2-3. Those are the new numbers of three districts (down from the present four) that will include portions of Arlington in the lower house...

New lines would dilute Arlington representation in legislature

Arlington’s delegation to the General Assembly would be cut from seven to five under the latest plan to redraw state Senate and House of Delegates seats. The special masters appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court to do the grunt work...

Supervisors OK new districts, leaving lone Republican fuming

Fairfax County supervisors voted 9-1 Dec. 7 to approve a new boundary map for the Board of Supervisors and School Board that swapped only seven of the county’s 247 precincts. But the board’s lone Republican, Supervisor Patrick Herrity (R-Springfield), complained...

Editorial: Time to ditch Fairfax district names?

With the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors having rejiggered the boundaries of its nine magisterial districts in order to account for updated census data, one can almost bet that some on the body will be pushing to change a...
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Langley wins two, now 7-0 in district

The first was in overtime and the second came by a blowout as the Langley Saxons won home games...
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