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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Larry Barnett Supporters in Arlington Have ‘Fun-Raiser’

Arlingtonians back the “caring candidate” from Midlothian.

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Squeaker for Saslaw

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‘Challenge of Our Generation’ in Alexandria

Planning Commission approves stricter building, open space regulations, citing climate change.

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Virginia House Whip Faces Democratic Primary

Spain criticizes Lopez's work on immigration, relationship with governor, presence in community.

If Democrats seize control of the House this November, Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49) is poised to be in a leadership position helping to guide the agenda of a party that has not been in power since the 1990s. But that’s only if he makes it through the primary.

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Pay to Play or Legitimate Representation in Virginia?

Senator’s consulting business takes center stage in primary campaign.

Is two-term Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) a rising star, poised to become chairwoman of a Senate committee if Democrats seize control of the Senate? Or is she an opportunist capitalizing on insider influence for personal gain? That’s a question for voters this June in a primary that pits Favola against challenger Nicole Merlene, who says Favola’s consulting business is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong about Virginia politics.

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Rally To Reduce Gun Violence in Alexandria

#WearOrange supporters to gather at Market Square.

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‘Enhanced Juice’ in Annapolis

Despite ‘gut-wrenching’ federal cuts on environment, Maryland passes initiatives.

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Forum Gives Voice to Community Members

How to make “One Fairfax” tangible.

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DASH, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

It gives local bus drivers wage and benefit parity with Metro, averts strike during Metro shutdown.

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Virginia Senate Minority Leader Faces Two Primary Challengers

Dick Saslaw hasn’t had a primary challenge since the 1970s; now he has two.

The last time Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw had a primary opponent, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and the Bee Gees were at the top of the charts. This year, for the first time since 1979, Saslaw has primary opposition. Not just one opponent, but two.

Corado v. Walkinshaw for Braddock District Nomination

Multiple Democratic candidates for Braddock District seat call for primary election.

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