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

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J.D. Spain Launches Campaign for Arlington County Board

15 year resident, activist and veteran wants a seat at the table

Arlington County Board

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Casino Bill is Dead for 2024

Carried it over until 2025.

Sen. Marsden’s SB 675 Casino Bill Carried Over: Opponents react; Marsden touts benefits.

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VA Legislators Aim for Assault Weapon Bans

Will new seats mean new votes?

Virginia came close to banning sales of assault weapons in 2020 when the House passed a bill banning them by a narrow 51-yes to 48-no vote. In the Senate Judiciary committee that year however, three Democrats: Senators Creigh Deeds, Chap Petersen, and Scott Surovell, surprised many by voting with Republican committee members to fail to move the bill forward in the Senate.

Beyer Supports 401Kids Savings Act

The new bill would create children’s savings accounts (CSAs) for every single child in America, building lifelong wealth and economic self-sufficiency for kids from families with limited resources.

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Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust

Thank you for years of dedication and service to Fairfax County!

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution honoring Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust for his community service.

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Supervisors Recognize Penny Gross

Thanking outgoing Mason District Supervisor for years of service to Fairfax County.

After serving seven consecutive terms as the Mason District Supervisor and attending more than 700 Board of Supervisors meetings, the Dec. 5, 2023 meeting will forever be etched in the memory of Penny Gross, who currently serves as vice chair. It was her final board meeting with colleagues.

Opinion: Virginia Program Offers Tax Credits for Donations

Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education

Tax Credit

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Bailey Resigns School Board

Former councilmember to step down Nov. 30.

“This is not a decision I made lightly.” — School Board member Willie Bailey on his resignation

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Cash from County’s Carryover Funds

$100K may be coming for each district’s unfunded capital improvement projects.

Who can apply for this and other funding may surprise you.

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Who Did I Vote For Anyway?

Cunningham, Coffey declared winners.

Voting

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Ebbin to Face Challenger in Alexandria

Senate race will be the lone contested election in Alexandria this November.

election

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Arlington Democratic Primary Election

More choice on the ballot; ranked choice voting debuts.

Election

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Vice President Kamala Harris Marks Gun Violence Awareness Day in Springfield

Harris notes importance of young leaders and commonsense change.

VP visit

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