Tuesday, February 27
Just say yes to $400 million, thousands of jobs and health care for 300,000.
County executive proposes budget that fully funds schools and compensation for employees.
Increased availability behind bars, but no tax breaks during back-to-school week.
Several lawmakers from Northern Virginia arrived in Richmond this year hoping to push a cause known as menstrual equity — making sure that feminine hygiene products are affordable, safe and available. But success has been mixed.
Monday, February 26
Friday, February 23
Singer Roz White to perform at MetroStage in Alexandria.
Thursday, February 22
Crowds throng to George and Martha Washington’s tomb for ceremony.
Aldersgate Day School holds own Winter Olympics.
Training and rollout began Feb. 19 in Mount Vernon, Mason, and Reston districts.
Wednesday, February 21
Democrats still need to flip one more GOP senator to make it happen.
Usually it’s the state Senate that leads on progressive issues, and the House of Delegates kind of drags its feet. Not this year.
Democrats unable to gain traction on reform, despite new numbers in House.
When lawmakers arrived in Richmond last month, Democrats were hopeful that they would be able to use their new numbers to gain some traction on the gun debate. Now that the session is half over and the nation is reeling from yet another mass shooting, very little of their agenda has been accomplished at the Capitol.
Tuesday, February 20
“Shape of the Region” Conference reviews area’s Opportunity Index and gathers leaders to discuss successes and challenges.
Local educators suggest books to read in celebration of African American History Month.
Protesters at NRA headquarters decry killings, demand lawmakers pass laws to stem gun violence.
Perhaps this time might be different.
Show features mentally challenged characters who are funny and poignant.
Monday, February 19
Some 400 people attend PTA-sponsored event with international buffet, booths, and entertainment.
55 Bryant students receive diplomas at winter commencement.
In January, 2018, 84 homes sold between $922,000-$111,000 in the Mount Vernon area.
Mount Vernon Home Sales: January, 2018
Sunday, February 18
With the children out of the nest, Shafer Dobry is re-embracing her passion for fiber arts in a basement studio.
Using décor to make a table pop.
Saturday, February 17
Thursday, February 15
Antique Center’s owner and dealers look to the future.
Extreme position on House floor enjoys a storied history.
As a freshman delegate in 1978, Ken Plum was assigned a desk in the far corner on the Democratic side of the House of Delegates — seat 17. It wasn’t the best vantage point in the House because about a third of the Republican members were totally out of view. The senior members took the seats at the back of the chamber near the center, sticking Plum in the corner.
Wednesday, February 14
Eva Schloss, the 88-year-old step-sister of Anne Frank, speaks at GMU.
Monday, February 12
Storck hosts local dignitaries; exhibit hall with 70 exhibitors.
Sunday, February 11
Saturday, February 10
Friday, February 9
What to eat when fighting the flu.
Senate panel takes action limiting one kind of high-interest loan, leaving loophole for another.
By this time next year, high-interest lenders may be prohibited from making consumer finance loans — at least ones they find profitable at 200 percent interest. So that loophole may be closed by the end of the General Assembly session. But it seems likely lawmakers will leave Richmond this year creating no restrictions on open-end lines of credit, raising concern among some that lawmakers are playing a game of whack-a-mole.
Wednesday, February 7
Tuesday, February 6
Monday, February 5
Residents concerned transportation revitalization could leave Mount Vernon affordability in the dust.
Friday, February 2
Thursday, February 1
Presented by the Chabad centers of Northern Virginia.
Details of immigrant stories differ but the roller coaster of stress and uncertainty is the same.
Local tastemakers offer thoughtful giving suggestions.
County considers vacant office space repurposing guidelines; public offers some “good ideas.
Lawmakers reject bill that would have required governor’s school to admit poor students.