Friday, September 25, 2020

Local Updates

3 dozen orders issued with Virginia’s #redflag gun law #2A #SecondAmendment — […]

771 area code unveiled for DC 202, part 2 — […]

Amazon landlord JBG Smith lays foundation for National Landing #5G network[…]

FCPS votes to allow some in-person classes starting in October[…]

City Council Approves Adding Virginia Tech Initials to Potomac Yard Metro Station[…]

Alexandria Commuters to be Impacted by Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station Improvements[…]

Thousands of Loudoun Co. students return to classrooms part-time next month[…]

APS Outlines Return Timeline, As County Considers Community Centers for Supervised Learning[…]

ACPS Assessing Phased School Reentry, Family Survey Goes Out Friday[…]

@VinceCoglianese: Is any state's coronavirus response as creepy as Virginia's? Virginia's health commissioner, Dr. Norman Oliver, said Friday that he intends to mandate coronavirus vaccine injections for the whole commonwealth.[…]

Friday, August 14, 2020

Local Updates

Lebanese Taverna Spearheads Fundraising Drive to Support Relief Efforts in Beirut

ARLnowDOTcom: Notes:
Evictions halted in Virginia;
Amazon rents more space in Crystal City;
former YHS football star goes to Cleveland[…]

Arlington Coronavirus Cases Reach New Summer Peak, Hospitalizations Remain Low

Legal Insider: Virginia Requires Employers to Adopt COVID-Related Safety Requirements

@ChristianPost: Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on thousands of families, pastors and churches to join him for “Prayer March 2020” in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26. “Our nation is in trouble … we need God’s help,” he says.[…]

Friday, July 31, 2020

Local Updates

@thehill: Robert E. Lee High School in Virginia to be renamed after John Lewis[…]

ARLnowDOTcom: Notes: 
County getting $10k tourism grant;
Marymount signs mutual aid agreement;
USA Today editor recalls racism in Arlington[…]

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Virginia Updates

More schools opt for remote learning this fall,
new Va. law could make police unions more powerful,
state fair cancelled,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

A weekend of unrest in Richmond,
Black workers hit hard by COVID-19 job losses,
Hampton Roads seabird relocation a success,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Friday, July 24, 2020

Local Updates

Local unemployment update;
no high school football this fall;
lane closures on I-66 this weekend[…]

Fox steals copy of the Post;
in-person census visits starting;
deer rescued from church basement[…]

McDonald's decision delayed;
bollards installed near I-395 HOV bridge;
Crystal City farmers market moving[…]

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Virginia Updates

Washington NFL team faces sexual harassment accusations,
Va. judge tests positive for COVID,
Colonial Athletic Association cancels fall football,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Freitas wins Republican nomination to challenge Spanberger,
testing lags jeopardize contact tracing,
special session to start Aug. 18,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Judge denies injunction to overturn COVID-19 restrictions,
Richmond prosecutor clears police in five protest-related complaints,
local governments and solar,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Five Hampton Roads restaurants shut for COVID-19 violations,
social media accounts of school district racism,
Petersburg finances on upswing,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Younger people make up majority of new COVID cases in Hampton Roads,
arguments scheduled for Lee statue injunction,
school reopening debates get heated,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Friday, July 17, 2020

Local Updates

@fcpsnews: Fairfax County School Board Approves Starting 2020-21 School Year After Labor Day:[…]

@fox5dc: Montgomery County Public Schools plans to start next school year entirely online[…]

@AP: The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts, the two largest in California, say they won't bring students back to classrooms next month. Instead, pupils will continue distance learning amid the pandemic.[…]

Hotel-to-apartment project on hold; local man raises big bucks to donate Goya products to food banks; swearing in today for new County Board member[…]

Va. adopts COVID-19 workplace safety rules; witness helps apprehend robbery suspect; ACPD no longer working with Ring[…]

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Virginia Updates

Judge blocks new monument removal in Richmond,
Neptune Festival canceled,
VMI alumni request review of building names,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@JerryFalwellJr: I personally support changing the name of the city of Lynchburg. It’s been an embarrassment to @LibertyU ever since we started.[…]

Washington football team expected to change name,
a confusion of Lees in Lee County,
restaurants struggle with mask mandate,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Friday, July 10, 2020

Local Updates

Deadline set for parents to choose fall instructional method;
D.C. area facing tech talent gap[…]

Seattle tax could advantage Arlington;[…]

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Virginia Updates

No new COVID-19 deaths Monday,
gun sales hit historic levels in June,
Dominion’s stock price and credit dented,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

COVID infections up in Hampton Roads,
Va. Republicans push for in-person school week,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Friday, July 3, 2020

Local Updates

@fairfaxcounty: Notable New State Laws Effective July 1, 2020[…]

@RandPaul: .@KatrinaJack_Sen is a pro-life democrat who authored the Louisiana legislation that passed by a supermajority in both chambers and was just overruled by SCOTUS. We have to keep fighting! @KentuckyRTL is commemorating 50 years in that fight July 16th.[…]

Sad Day for Virginia's Women and Children via @VSHL67 — […]

Changes in Virginia State Laws Starting Today via @TFFVA — […]

#FY2021 Approved @AlexandriaVAGov Operating Budget and CIP Documents[…]

The latest presentation on #ReopeningAPS[…]

The @ACPSk12 approach to reopening[…]

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Virginia Updates

Police arrest 15 protesters in Richmond suburb,
judge rejects challenge to new Va. gun law,
amusement parks still limited to 1,000 guests,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Richmond’s interim police chief steps down,
ACLU says state isn’t adhering to COVID-19 prisons agreement,
Marion man arrested in connection to cross-burning,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Dominion test offshore wind turbines go up,
Norfolk protesters demand use-of-force reports,
Northam mask mandate survives challenge,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

A slew of new laws to take effect today,
Richmond judge won’t limit police use of tear gas,
COVID-19 cases spike in Southwest Va.,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Anti-eviction protest in Richmond ends with arrests,
Powhatan County woman fakes story about assault by Black couple,
pigs on the highway,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Friday, June 26, 2020

Local Updates

@WTOP: Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have further decreased their cooperation in noncriminal deportations under a new order.[…]

.@AlexandriaVAGov is currently hearing testimony on a proposed ordinance to jail people for "up to a year" or fine them up to $2,500 for carrying arms or ammunition anywhere on a street that elsewhere is hosting a permitted event. #2A #SecondAmendment #Docket19 — […]

The @AlexandriaVAGov City Council unanimously adopted the #Docket19 ordinance. #2A #SecondAmendment

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Virginia Updates

Weapons charge dropped against pastor, Airport police officer charged with trespassing near Lee statue, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

• A Shenandoah County judge has agreed to drop a weapons charge filed against a Black pastor who was arrested after calling 911 on a group of White people accused of threatening him and trespassing on his property. The pastor’s lawyer said the dismissal doesn’t go far enough. — Northern Virginia Daily

• The Alexandria City Council banned guns and ammunition on city property and streets where special events are being held, “making it the first city to take advantage of new Virginia laws that tightened gun restrictions this spring.” — The Washington Post

• Marine Corps veteran Aliscia Andrews won a GOP primary and will try unseat freshman Democrat Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. — The Associated Press

Friday, June 19, 2020

Local Updates

@InsideNoVA: For the first time in more than two months, Northern Virginia reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 in the latest daily report Sunday morning.[…]

@thehill: Thousands of protesters join in Sunday prayer near White House[…]

@FaithandFreedom: Executive Director @timothyrhead joins @jenniferwishon on @CBNNews to discuss the issue of overcriminalization in our country. Watch it here:[…]

@fairfaxcounty: It has been 100 days since we reported our first case of COVID-19 in the Fairfax Health District.[…]

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Virginia Updates

Crews in Norfolk remove Confederate statue,
Riggleman risks losing House seat over gay marriage,
a petition for GWAR to replace Lee,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@nedoliver: Va. police chiefs group says the state might end up with fewer officers whether it cuts budgets or not. "We anticipate a fairly good number of officers quitting anyway. ... It’s not a profession that’s respected, appreciated or understood anymore.”[…]

@MercuryVirginia: “We have seen and we have heard aggressive change is needed now, and we see this all over the commonwealth and the country,” @EFillerCorn said Thursday[…]

@HUDMidAtlantic: A closer look at #HUDCARESAct funding in #Virginia. #HUDR3 #COVID19[…]

Friday, June 12, 2020

Local Updates

@ARLnowDOTcom: There have only been eight new COVID-19 hospitalizations among Arlington residents over the past seven days, according to health department data[…]

@PrayforMedicine: “the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”[…]

@InsideNoVA: Northern Virginia is seeing fewer of state's new COVID-19 cases, and Arlington is first in the region to hit a key goal.[…]

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Virginia Updates

@Reuters: Virginia’s governor ordered the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state’s capital city of Richmond[…]

Richmond councilmembers back monument removals, delegate calls to have Byrd statue removed, bear roams downtown Richmond, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@AP: A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city.[…]

Monday, June 8, 2020

Richmond Reaction

From VCDL, Comparing how gun owners were treated on Lobby Day vs how others are treated now:
Governor Northam's and the other anti-gun Democrat's double-standards have been on clear display recently. One just has to compare and contrast how the state and the City of Richmond treated 50,000 peaceful gun-owners vs a much smaller and very violent crowd.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Virginia Updates

@gmoomaw: The Va. Supreme Court issued a rare pro-FOIA ruling today. But the library advocates who filed the suit had to wait years to get the courts to tell their local govt. to follow the law.[…]

Virginia’s mask order goes into effect, COVID-19 peak expected later this summer, former Dominion headquarters set for demolition, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@GovernorVA: We are working to slowly reopen @VirginiaDMV customer service centers, with appointments required and other protective measures in place. Because there is a lot of demand for license and ID services, I am extending the time Virginians have to renew expired licenses or ID cards. — […]

Monday, June 1, 2020

Local Updates

@WTOP: The Virginia Department of Health has reported the second confirmed case in the state of a pediatric inflammatory illness associated with the new coronavirus.[…]

@AlexandriaNow: All ACPS students will be expected to participate in summer school unless their parents opt them out of the program[…]

@fox5dc: #BREAKING DC records zero COVID-19 deaths in a day for the first time in over 7 weeks[…]

@ARLnowDOTcom: Former County Board member John Vihstadt has endorsed a candidate in the July 7 special election[…]

@sungazettenews: Arlington schools more likely than not to be online in August:[…]

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Virginia Updates

@Daily_Press: Gov. Ralph Northam hasn’t allowed schools to re-open after closing them March 13. But ECPI, a private for-profit university based in Virginia Beach, started to allow a handful of students back on campus.[…]

@InsideNoVA: Virginia adds record 1,615 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday[…]

@VirginiaBiz: .@GovernorVA issues mask requirement in restaurants, retail, public transportation, grooming businesses.[…]

Monday, May 25, 2020

Local News

RT @WTOP: Md. Gov. Larry Hogan announces Preakness Stakes will be held on Oct. 3, 2020. — […]

RT @Reuters: In the suburban Virginia city of Fairfax, a fleet of robots roam around the streets delivering meals and groceries as automated delivery is on demand amid the coronavirus pandemic — […]

RT @AlexandriaNow: Inova Alexandria Hospital says COVID-19 hospitalizations have plateaued — […]