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Yorktown High Holds School-wide Assembly Honoring Black History

Ask yourself how you may have contributed to racism and do better, students say.

Marguarite Gooden told the group of over 1,200 Yorktown High School students at an assembly Feb. 26 that as one of two Black students in her class at Yorktown, she was called a “jungle bunny” — among other things — by her classmates.

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ArPets: Cuter by the Dozens – 25 Dogs and Counting

I couldn't wait to vault from my parents' house into college.

Opinion: Column: Being Driven Only Slightly Crazy

So this is what it's like to be out of the house and driving around: mask on, surgical gloves in the console, hand sanitizer in the glove box; not so different than before my two Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Estate Planning During Pandemic

With the nation sadly surpassing 500,000 Covid-related deaths, mortality is much more on the mind of many.

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Two Lawsuits Threaten Virginia Public Schools

Appellants ask courts to halt implementation of Student Transgender Policies; local FCPS Pride reacts

The outcome of two lawsuits filed in Circuit Courts the last week in March threatens the treatment of transgender students in all Virginia school divisions, including Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs in Arlington Nears 100 Year Anniversary

“Live from the Rug Shop” features local performers.

A stack of 3x10-foot runners lines one of the walls at Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs on Columbia Pike.

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Transformative Rail Agreement in Virginia

On Tuesday, March 30, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth finalized agreements with Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express, launching a $3.7 billion investment to expand and improve passenger, commuter, and freight rail in Virginia and create a vital connection in America’s national rail network between the Northeast and Southeast corridors.

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Restorative Justice Inching Forward in Arlington

Restorative Justice will work to gain the trust of residents from all neighborhoods.

When Kimiko Lighty hears Arlington residents commiserating on a listserv about how many cars had been vandalized and no one was doing anything about it; or how a woman was harassed by a group of maskless teens who coughed in her face, implying they were spreading COVID, and sped away laughing; then hears how these teens should be punished instead of “going through a restorative justice process,” it suggests to her that what we are doing now isn’t working.

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Campers Excited to be Back in Person in Arlington

Cars full of bouncing, excited children line up in the parking lot of Cherrydale United Methodist Church on the first day of spring break to participate in Encore Stage and Studio outdoor, in-person Spring Break Camp.

Joining Forces Against Hate

Local legislators part of newly formed Asian American and Pacific Islanders Caucus

Last week, local delegates Mark L. Keam (D-35) and Kathy KL Tran (D-42) joined other Virginia General Assembly members with Asian American heritage to speak out against violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Opinion: Column: Good News Travels Slowly

Sure enough, the email from my oncologist didn't arrive in my inbox before we left for the weekend away on Friday.

Green Summer

Alexandria delegation works with the governor to legalize marijuana on July 1.

Alexandria is about to become the capital of marijuana in Virginia. The city's legislative delegation is at the center of an effort poised to legalize weed this summer, years ahead of an agreement that was struck behind closed doors at the end of the General Assembly session in February.

Opinion: Column: Time Will Tell

Ordinarily, I'd be writing this column this weekend – after this week's events.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Arlington

Step through the pub door and head for the bar in time for the Irish dancers at 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Center for Local History at the Arlington Public Library to Curate New Time Capsule

The Center for Local History at the Arlington Public Library will curate a time capsule, 2020 UnBoxed, which will contain objects and material representing the major events and themes of 2020 in Arlington.

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