Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: Forty years ago, at the height of the 1970s energy crisis, Congress passed a law banning exports of oil from the lower 48 states. The law was intended to limit America’s dependence on imported oil by keeping domestic oil from leaving the country. It was not successful – oil imports continued to climb for decades. But the law stayed on the books.
Arlington County approves new retail plan.
After nearly four years, Arlington’s new retail plan passed through the County Board on a 4-1 vote. But despite its “flexible new approach,” many in the county took issue with the plan’s restrictive “Red Streets.”
County Board approves advertisement of “National Mall-like” Courthouse plan.
Big changes are coming for the Courthouse Sector. A new civic building and a new county administration building are among the proposed additions to the site, as well as expansions onto nearby promenades and streetscapes.
A number of new plans and funding approvals are scheduled for the Arlington County Board’s upcoming July 18 meeting.
Decrease in numbers of homeless on the streets does not mean families are all housed.
Caroline Jones, of Doorways, an organization which is part of Continuum of Care and specializes in family homelessness, notes the Point in Time Count can be misleading. It’s a snapshot of what is happening on the street on a cold night in January.
County Board Chair Hynes addresses local transportation and economic developments challenges.
Like a shark, Arlington will need to keep moving forward if it wants to survive.
Arlington Democrats express confidence and concern following County Board Democratic primary.
Arlington Democrats seemed to have emerged from the June 8 primary confident in their choice of leadership, but the push to keep two of Arlington’s County Board seats Democratic won’t be going unopposed with two independents running in November.
Arlington’s new police chief talks national crisis and local challenges.
For the most part, nothing changed. Jay Farr was doing what he’d normally been doing as acting police chief since Chief Doug Scott retired in March. But since he was selected by County Manager Barbara Donnellan to permanently fill the position on May 14, Farr says there’s been a slight change in the atmosphere.
Northern Virginia's four members of Congress — Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, Rob Wittman, and Barbara Comstock — met recently with Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne about their concerns over the proposal to expand and toll I-66. The meeting took place on Capitol Hill.
Democratic primary candidates find differences on education and environment.
If residents are having a difficult time differentiating between the platforms of the five Democratic candidates running for the 45th district delegate seat, they are not alone.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington held its 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Fest at Bluemont Park on May 9.
Democratic primary candidates vying to replace Delegate Krupicka lay out campaign priorities.
As with most candidates in a primary, the Democrats campaigning to replace Robert Krupicka as delegate for Virginia’s 45th District which includes parts of Alexandria, Arlington and Mount Vernon, don’t vary greatly in their positions on political issues. Where these candidates do vary is their experience and priorities.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law two cyber security bills (SB1307 and SB919) patroned by Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun) on May 6 in Arlington. McAuliffe and Wexton were joined by Sen. George Barker, Del. Tom Rust and members of the recently formed Virginia Cyber Commission.
“You are always serving food; tonight I’m feeding you.” Anna Kaminski, volunteer specialist and VISTA volunteer at A-SPAN, offers cheese puffs at Willow Restaurant to Gene and Jean Cross at the A-SPAN quarterly event to thank the volunteers for their support and enthusiasm in reaching out to the street homeless and newly housed.
Change in methodology has effect on number.
The numbers from Arlington County’s yearly Point in Time Count are once again showing the effort to reduce homelessness is getting results.