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An American Patriot Wants YOU to VOTE

Local Vietnam Vet is a strong proponent of voting as a duty.

”Soupy” (John) Tyler walked into Jim Moore’s barber last July and asked him if he’d be willing to make up a sign about voting, something that would inspire people to get out and vote, and he’d be glad to cover the costs.

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Arlington Divided Over Amendment One Issue

Which is the real anti-gerrymandering vote?

At a dinner party — held outside — last Saturday night, five Arlington Democrats talked about how they had voted on Amendment One.

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Burke Teen Awarded for Excellence in Horsemanship

Kayla Wolfe gets the Laura Pickett Award for her enthusiasm and horsemanship.

Teen awarded for Horsemanship

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Celebrate Fairfax: Outlook Not Good

Outside or not, thousands gathered for rides, entertainment and food could be a super spreader.

Celebrate Fairfax plans in question

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Punjabi Dhaba Pops up In Springfield

An outside area next to the Springfield Town Center attracts many.

Punjabi Dhaba

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Local Filmmaker Uses a Pie Recipe to Highlight Family Change

The family and sweet potato pie is one of many highlights in the upcoming Alexandria Film Festival.

Local Filmmaker

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Joe’s Pizza in Arlington Gets a Neapolitan Makeover

Some shake their heads at the change in the Arlington tradition; others embrace it.

Vernon Walters used to go to Joe’s Pizza Place and sit alone at a table far from the front door and the arcade-style games that kept kids busy in the vestibule while their parents relaxed into the blue naugahyde banquettes.

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ArPets: Meet Sully and Kelly – Two Blind Delights

A mom with no name. And a litter of kitties with eye and sight issues.

Pandemic Creates Deeper Arlington Budget Shortfall

As the economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue, Arlington County is working to close the budget gap as a result of additional revenue shortfalls for the current fiscal year.

Officer Shot, Suspect Dead in Old Town Alexandria Shooting

Second suspect in State Police custody

North Old Town was on lockdown for several hours Oct. 26 following a double shooting that left an Alexandria police officer wounded and a suspect fatally injured on the 600 block of First Street near the Old Town Holiday Inn.

Obituary: Dr. Nancy Durant Edmonds

Daughter of Dr. Oswald Durant dies at 92

Dr. Nancy Durant Edmonds, daughter of noted Alexandria doctor Oswald Durant, died unexpectedly at her home in Plainfield, N.J. at the age of 92.

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Opinion: Commentary: October: Save a Pedestrian Month

Reaching for zero pedestrian deaths

Saving pedestrian lives is each of our responsibility and takes each of our efforts, whether a vehicle driver, passenger or just walking.

Opinion: Commentary: Election Day Is the Day You Vote!

The Nov. 3 election ends in less than one week.

Opinion: Commentary: Building Trust in our Police Officers

This column, number two of three columns, focuses on reforms to Virginia’s policing practices, legislation I helped craft with Senator Mamie Locke.

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Myth-busting the Vote

A look at how the election will really happen in Alexandria

For most Alexandria voters expected to cast a ballot this year, Election Day has already come and gone. The unprecedented spike in early voting comes at a time when the city is battling a deadly pandemic and a whirlwind of misinformation. Here are a few myths about the election this year and why they are wrong.

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Early Voting This Week in Montgomery County

On Election Day, only 39 of the usual 240 polling places will be open; better vote early this week

George Fenster arrived at Potomac Community Recreation Center at 5:20 a.m. Monday morning to get ready for the first day of Early Voting.

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Bullis School Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Students and faculty of Bullis School celebrated Founders Festival Week Oct. 19-23 in honor of the 90th birthday of the school’s founder.

Skipping the No-Build Option on Maryland Beltway Toll Lanes?

Montgomery County Council committee seems poised to endorse adding toll lanes to American Legion Bridge and Potomac/Bethesda part of Beltway

County Council appears prepared to go along with adding four toll lanes, plus more, to the American Legion Bridge, and all the way to the I-270 spur and for miles north.

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Solar Shines Spotlight on Montgomery County Ag Reserve

Ag Reserve and Solar Update: Town Hall scheduled Nov. 5, 2020; workgroup anticipated; decision expected in January 2021.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Council sent a zoning text amendment that would permit industrial solar in the Agricultural Reserve, land the 1980 Council set aside permanently for agricultural use, back to committee worksessions for more discussion.

House Fire in Potomac Under Investigation

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, first arriving firefighters on Korman Drive in Potomac encountered a car on fire in the driveway and smoke coming from the house.