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Aikido of Arlington

Developing a sense of calm balance.

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Redrawing School Lines in Arlington

Arlington middle and elementary schools to undergo redistricting in the fall.

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Out or Up in Arlington

Lubber Run design deferred.

Battle for the Board in Arlington

Three way race for the County Board.

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Arlington Parks and Rec

Ambition and innovation at heart of new Public Spaces Master Plan.

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New Direction for Arlington Arts

Arlington works to bring arts to people rather than people to arts.

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Small Area, Big Plans

North Potomac Yard takes design cues from an Eisenhower autopsy.

North Potomac Yard Plan

Arlington Streetcar 2.0

Transit options for Columbia Pike are not promising.

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Reject Hate

Bipartisan friendship in wake of political violence in Alexandria.

Bipartisan friendship in wake of political violence in Alexandria.

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Leaving Yorktown

A class shares memories at its 2017 graduation.

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Farewell to H-B Woodlawn

Stories of courage and dedication at graduation.

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Hybrid or Half-Measure in Arlington?

Arlington Public Schools looks to hybrid options for capacity needs, but local parents say it’s time for new high school.

Stuck in the Middle

Healthcare reform could leave Virginia with a widening Medicaid gap.

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Busing 2.0 in Arlington?

Accusations of racial microaggressions in Options and Transfers Policy discussion.

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Law and Order: Arlington County

Overall crime on the decline.

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Cost of Conservation in Arlington

$5.5 million awarded for neighborhood conservation projects.

Fatal Police Shooting on I-395

Centreville native and small-business owner killed after injuring police officer.

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Stuck in the Middle in Arlington

33 households to be permanently relocated in Westover neighborhood.

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Comeback King in Arlington

Gutshall and O’Grady win Democratic nomination for County Board and endorsement for School Board.

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Who’s a Good Boy in Arlington?

Arlington’s dogs come together for walk and fundraiser.

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Fully Funded in Arlington

Arlington Public Schools’ budget focuses on enrollment growth and staff pay increase.

Democrats Face Off in Arlington

One week until Democratic caucus for vacant County Board seat.

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Fight or Flight in Arlington

Local airport workers win pay raise.

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Buried Alive in Arlington?

A look at hoarding in the wake of fatality

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Arlington's Mr. Schwartz Goes to Washington

County manager says local social programs are on Federal Budget chopping block.

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Ballad of the Arlington County Budget

Arlingtonians divided over tax rate increase.

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Incentivize Arlington

Inside the incentive network bringing new businesses to Arlington.

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Return of Thomas Jefferson ES

Planning Commission to consider new elementary school’s design.

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Lions and Tigers and Bears

County constricts exotic animal regulations.

Witness Protection

Spate of witness intimidations and a murder could result in new Witness Protection Program.

Officials looking into possible witness protection program

Preview for New Arlington Fees and Tax Rates

Fee increases for fire department inspections and substance abuse treatment while County Board considers pay raise.

A homeowner in Arlington in need of a fire department inspection for his business and seeking treatment for substance abuse will be the most impacted by the new fiscal year 2018 fees.

Road Work Ahead

New transportation projects under construction over the next six months.

Arlington transportation improvements

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Last Call: Carpool in Ballston winds down towards an April closing.

For many of the bar’s patrons, Carpool is the last bastion of the Ballston that was.

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Hidden Valley: Long neglected Four Mile Run reimagined and redeveloped.

S Four Mile Run Drive is not the prettiest view in Arlington.

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Bolstering Hope in Arlington

Yoga and Beer fundraiser scheduled to help local girl fighting rare genetic disease.

Ellie McGinn is horse crazy. Like many 8-year olds, she loves all animals, but horses are her favorite.

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What’s New in Arlington?

A look at recent retail and restaurant additions to Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City.

Every month in Arlington, stores and restaurants close their doors for the last time while others down the street open for the first time.

Democrat Disunity

Alexandria Democrats unite to support ACA, but Warner draws fire for amendment vote.

As Republicans in Congress begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 100 citizens from throughout the region rallied on Jan. 15 at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in support of affordable healthcare.

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Arlington Democrats Unite to Support ACA, but Warner Draws Fire for Amendment Vote.

Democratic Disunity

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the number of uninsured Virginians has fallen by 31 percent.

Key Bridge Being Repaired

Work is underway on repairs to the Key Bridge connecting Rosslyn to Georgetown.

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Breakfast After the Bell in Arlington

Minor change to morning meal makes major difference in Arlington school.

Tina Oxendine wasn’t sure about the new breakfast program.

Fisette Elected Arlington Board Chair

For the fifth time in his 19 years on the County Board, Jay Fisette was unanimously elected County Board chair.

Arlington Hotline Yields Leads, No Evidence of Fraud

In 2015, Arlington County’s Waste, Fraud and Abuse Hotline was opened to allow employees to confidentially report potential cases of financial malfeasance.

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Who Spots the Spotters in Arlington?

County Board approves predatory towing reforms.

The Arlington County Board voted unanimously at its Dec. 13 meeting to approve new measures aimed at curtailing predatory towing practices in Arlington.

For Rent in Arlington County

Airbnb and homesharing legalized

If looking for a place to stay in Arlington this weekend, there are at least 108 rooms available on Airbnb.

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Candyland in Arlington

Families build gingerbread houses together at Arlington County event.

Sometimes, families need a chance to unwind.

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What’s New in Ballston?

Parks, Robberies, and Lingering Specter of Ballston’s Founding Father Haunt Civic Association Meeting.

Nearly 50 people crammed into a room at The Jefferson Hotel in Virginia Square designed to fit no more than 30.

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The Extra Mile in Arlington

The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation hosts second Memorial 5k Run

At last year’s race, Neal Lawson said he was so caught up in the event that he never had a moment to let the day’s events soak in.