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The Arlington County Republican Committee has gone on record criticizing policy changes announced by Sheriff Beth Arthur related to complying with federal requests to detain prisoners wanted on immigration violations.
Theo Stamos, who serves as commonwealth’s attorney for Arlington and Falls Church, has been tapped to oversee prosecution of Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Henrico), the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has published “Good Business,” which celebrates the impact of corporate giving across the local region.
It’s hard to keep a politician – even a recently retired one – away from a microphone.
The Arlington County government is in the running for $5 million in grant funding, if it wins a multi-year national competition focused on cutting-edge changes to energy policy.
You’ll be excused if you thought it was already dead, but the County Board on Jan. 27 formally killed off the unlamented Public Land for Public Good initiative.
Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt used the Jan. 27 board meeting to promote the upcoming Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade, set (if Mother Nature doesn’t intervene) for Feb. 17.
Arlington County Board members on Jan. 27 made the following appointments to boards and commissions:
A 39-year-old Fairfax woman was arrested Jan. 28 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that occurred the afternoon before in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike.
The Arlington County Police Department and Arlington County Sheriff’s Office have issued a joint alert about the return of a phone scam targeting county residents.
I was in sleepy-land at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday morning when the Arlington County Board wrapped up hours of discussion and opted, for now at least, not to allow the School Board to build an elementary school adjacent to Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
It got him a lot of media attention, but in the end, state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th) couldn’t convince colleagues to support a measure decriminalizing the possession of limited amounts of marijuana in the commonwealth.
You weren’t really expecting the House of Delegates to support a massive increase in Virginia’s cigarette taxes, were you? If so, you may have been smoking something a little more potent than tobacco.
Legislation to designate the Interstate 395 bridge at South Glebe Road as the “Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge” has passed both houses of the General Assembly.
Arlington County Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada on Jan. 28 informed Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders by letter that he did not plan to seek re-election in November.
The Arlington County Republican Committee has moved into 2015 looking, so far without definitive success, for candidates to put on the ballot in November.
Arlington’s year-over-year office vacancy rate was up in four of five commercial corridors across the county during the fourth quarter of 2014, with Rosslyn seeing the both the highest rate and one of the biggest upticks.
Good news for Arlington’s hospitality industry: Hotel-occupancy rates for 2014 were higher than a year before, and the average daily room rate was up slightly, as well.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of business and economic development across Arlington.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
Yesterday’s news that Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada wouldn’t be seeking a new term came as something of a bolt from the blue to many.
Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada today informed Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders that he did not plan to seek re-election in November, according to reports from within the party.
Yorktown High School junior Tommy Casey’s photograph of a Ballston scene at night was announced Jan. 27 as winner of the annual Arlington County tax-decal competition, sponsored by the Arlington treasurer’s office.
Arlington government officials have unveiled a new initiative giving new businesses the ability to apply for business licenses online.
Arlington, Fairfax and other localities across the region won’t be getting the authority to set their own minimum wages.
Consider it the economic-development equivalent of the Welcome Wagon.
County Board members on Jan. 27 voted 4-1 to reject the Arlington school system’s urgent appeal to construct a new elementary school on the campus of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
The Arlington County Board’s decision to scrap the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects will not cost the county government – and taxpayers – whopping cancellation fees, County Manager Barbara Donnellan reported Jan. 27.
Arlington officials hope an upcoming meeting will provide clarification of the state government’s plans for Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
Arlington leaders on Jan. 27 paid a final salute to Charles Rinker, a veteran activist on housing, immigration and social-safety-net issues who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
According to the online media-news site operated by Jim Romenesko, Monday was quite the day at the Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper.
Loudoun, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William rank as the state's fastest-growing counties.
A founder of the new Virginia Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus says he hopes the initiative will find support from both sides of the political aisle.
Arlington County Board members on Jan. 24 approved construction of a two-tower, 20-story residential building that will bring 453 additional units to Crystal City.
Arlington County Board members on Jan. 24 agreed to end existing limits on when the 7-Eleven station at 201 South Glebe Road could sell gasoline.
Former Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary is being honored by the General Assembly for his service.
One surmises a legislator always remembers the first piece of legislation he or she gets passed through the political meat-grinder that is the General Assembly.
A total of 227 members of the James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes participates in the New Year’s Day Parade in Rome.
Joan Mulholland was in the middle of the action when activists marched and did sit-ins – sometimes at the risk of arrest or beatings – to obtain civil rights for African-Americans in the 1960s.
County Board members say they have not forgotten their promise to rebuild Lubber Run Community Center. Whether an upgraded facility could, or should, share space with other uses, such as affordable housing, remains an open question.
Arlington County leaders say progress toward undergrounding electrical and telecommunication wires across Arlington will continue, but that taxpayers won’t be the ones asked to pay the bill.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently had an article about Richard Hayes, a writer for the RVANews.com online-news network, who has begun a blog – “RVA News in Lego” – that, as the name suggests, uses Lego blocks to document news happenings in the Richmond area.
On a trip to Iceland in the fall, Arlington residents Jeanne and Gary LaBella had the opportunity to visit Icelander Jon Sigfusson, the master chef for Fridheimar in Iceland’s countryside.
County Board members on Jan. 24 approved a new set of principles that will guide funding of the county school system.
To illustrate how Virginia must reduce its dependence on government-related jobs to remain economically competitive, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones gave a sports allusion.
The Mount Olivet Players of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Keegan Theatre, will present a twin bill featuring “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Seussification of ‘Romeo and Juliet’” to benefit youth-mission trips.
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