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Editor’s Notebook: Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but away we go

The Fairfax County School Board hired itself a new superintendent last week, but only after three of the 12 School Board members voted against it. Were Fairfax an actual two-party political system, this would not be particularly newsworthy. But the...

Editor’s Notebook: Getting out is a mark of sanity

As we noted yesterday in news coverage, Arlington School Board Chairman Barbara Kanninen has opted not to run for a third term, making her the fourth School Board member from the county in a row to opt to get...

Editorial: Oh, boo hoo hoo for school boards

Get those tiny violins out – we’re holding the world’s smallest “pity party” today! On a front page of The Washington Post last week was an above-the-fold story down the left that, at least based on a scan of the...

Editorial: Kadera commits unforced error even before her election

In the week before the election, when most political savants had divined the way the wind was blowing, the Democratic endorsee for Arlington School Board – Mary Kadera – thought it a good idea to send out a social-media...

Editor’s Notebook: Oh, boo hoo hoo for you!

Get those tiny violins out – we’re holding the world’s smallest “pity party” today! Wednesday's front page of The Washington Post, which I passed while getting a Big Gulp for caffeination, had an above-the-fold story down the left that, at...

Editor’s Notebook: Somebody’s connected the dots!

Kudos to Matt Delaney of the Falls Church News-Press, who in coverage this week actually put ink to paper and reported the truth as to why local businesses seem to be having such a tough time getting employees. He quotes...

Editorial: School Boards start showing their true colors

To portray School Board members across Northern Virginia these days as “nuts” would be both a cheap shot unbecoming our, ahem, usual high-class standards, and a slight to those with serious psychological conditions to whom we are sympathetic. But the...

Kadera gets company in School Board race

It likely will be more a coronation than an election on Nov. 2, but Democratic Arlington School Board endorsee Mary Kadera will still have a race to run. Major Mike Webb, who has floated around the periphery of the Northern...

Acknowledging imperfections, Democrats move ahead with caucus

Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders say they are doing the best they can, with what they’ve got to work with, when it comes to holding a School Board caucus in an ever-changing health environment. But at the same time, party...

Editor’s Notebook: School Board race making Dems nervous?

We had an editorial a month or so ago, wondering aloud if there would come a time when Democrats could find no takers willing to run for School Board in Arlington. Their field for the upcoming caucus is actually two...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

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