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'State of Arlington' Addresses Transportation, Economic Challenges

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.

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Arlington Democrats: Rebound Or Retreat

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.

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Setting Priorities for Arlington Police

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.

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Arlington: Congressional Questions

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.

Arlington: 45th District Candidates Struggle To Out-Democrat Each Other

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 Walk for the Animals

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington held its 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Fest at Bluemont Park on May 9.

The Fight for the 45th

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.

Cyber Security Bills Signed in Arlington

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.

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A-SPAN is a Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management Finalist

“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.

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Number of Homeless Declines in Arlington

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.

Arlington: County Board Approves $1.16 Billion Budget

Schools adopt Tier One reductions.

After months of negotiations, the Arlington County Board and School Board settled on a compromise that sees cuts to projects on both sides.

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Candidates Debate Future of Arlington’s Growth

Arlington County Board Democratic candidates debate future of Arlington‘s growth.

With County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada announcing that they would not seek reelection to their seats, six Democrats have thrown their names into the ring to be one of the party’s two candidates to the County Board this fall.

‘Ban the Box’ Effort

Burke Brownfeld, member of the board of directors of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) announces an award presented by Mondre Kornegay to Alexandria Mayor William Euille for his efforts to eliminate the “check the box” initiative which required a former offender to check yes on employment forms.

Column: Improving Economic Equality for Women

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I have been surrounded by strong women all of my life. My grandmother was a suffragette, economics professor, labor leader, and advocate for most of her 98 years. My mother is famous in the intellectual disability community for her work with the ARC. One of my four incredible sisters has been CFO in our family business for a generation. My oldest daughter shares management responsibilities for our largest store, and my wife has long been a powerful voice for women in business.

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Simply Unaffordable: An Uncertain Future for Affordable Housing in Arlington

New Master Plan lays out uncertain future for Affordable Housing in Arlington.

A new Affordable Housing Master Plan released in March laid out Arlington County’s dire Affordable Housing needs. Hoping for approval before the plan is brought to the County Board in July, the Affordable Housing Study Working Group presented its findings to the Transportation Commission on April 2. The Master Plan was approved unanimously.

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