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  • Artisphere arts center likely to close in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the money-losing Artisphere arts center should close next June because it has failed to break even after years of subsidies. Members of the County Board tell The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1AKftod ) they will likely support the recommendation. Donnellan says Artisphere hasn’t drawn enough visitors or…

  • Prince William County board OKs early school-year start

    WASHINGTON — This year, Prince William County Public Schools started classes Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day. But next year, classes will start before Labor Day. The school system has racked up enough snow days in recent years to earn a waiver from Virginia’s so-called “King’s Dominion Law,” which prevents school systems from starting…

  • American Hockey League

    All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 26 18 6 1 1 38 88 59 Providence 27 14 11 2 0 30 76 69 Portland 28 14 14 0 0 28 68 69 St. John’s 31 11 14 5 1 28 70 99 Worcester 25 11…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    UNITED STATES-CUBA-ALAN GROSS Freed Jewish American thanks supporters for their prayers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jewish American freed after five years in a Cuban prison says this is the best Hanukkah of his life. Arriving in Washington after his release in Cuba, Gross thanked his Jewish congregation in Maryland and other Jews, Christians and Muslims…

  • Redskins haven’t been this bad since the 1960s

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Cooley has been all about the Washington Redskins and no other team in his NFL life. He played nine seasons, went to a couple of Pro Bowls, made his home in the D.C. area and now breaks down game film on the team-affiliated radio station. And he’s doing it during…

  • NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance

    All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 22 West Chester 46, Slippery Rock 20 Virginia State 28, LIU Post 17 Angelo State 42, Michigan Tech 41 West Georgia 20, Tuskegee 17 Valdosta State 33, North Alabama 31 Minnesota-Duluth 25, Northwest Missouri State 21 Pittsburg State 59, Harding 42 Ohio Dominican 34, Colorado Mines 23 Second…

  • NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance

    All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 22 West Chester 46, Slippery Rock 20 Virginia State 28, LIU Post 17 Angelo State 42, Michigan Tech 41 West Georgia 20, Tuskegee 17 Valdosta State 33, North Alabama 31 Minnesota-Duluth 25, Northwest Missouri State 21 Pittsburg State 59, Harding 42 Ohio Dominican 34, Colorado Mines 23 Second…

  • Launch pad where rocket exploded back next year

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on Oct. 28. The rocket was…

  • South Lakes Boys Basketball Enters Top 20

    South Lakes High School’s boys basketball team enters the Washington Post poll as the No. 15 team this week. The Seahawks are 5-1 after defeated Thomas Jefferson 46-25 on Tuesday. They upset former No. 13 Woodson 75-70 last week. The team is led by Brandon Kamga, who is averaging 26 points per game. Kamga, a senior,…

  • BREAKING: Donnellan Recommends Closing Artisphere

    (Updated at 5:20 p.m.) Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the county should close the Artisphere cultural center in Rosslyn. Donnellan made the recommendation at today’s County Board meeting, after being charged by the Board earlier this year to study Artisphere and suggest a way forward for the money-losing, county-run center. “I will be recommending that the…

  • Hynes, Tejada to Assume County Board Leadership Roles in 2015

    Mary Hynes is slated to take the chairman’s seat on the Arlington County Board next year. Current Board chair Jay Fisette announced the expected leadership succession at the Board’s afternoon meeting today (Wednesday). Hynes is currently vice chair of the County Board. Walter Tejada, meanwhile, is to be next year’s County Board vice chairman. The…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.

  • Kaine on Cuba: ‘Engagement Rather Than Isolation’

    Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia’s junior U.S. Senator, has issued a statement supportive of President Obama’s historic policy shift on Cuba. Today Obama announced that his administration will normalize diplomatic relations and ease economic restrictions on the island nation. Also announced: that American Alan Gross and a U.S. intelligence asset were freed from Cuban jails, in…

  • Reston Pets of the Week: Desmond and Sawyer

    Meet Desmond and Sawyer, Reston residents since March 2014 and this week’s Reston Pets of the Week. Here is what their owners have to say about them. Desmond and Sawyer, based on our favorite characters from the TV show Lost, are twin brothers we welcomed into our home in March 2014. We met Swayer first…

  • NOVA Legal Beat: Wrongly Classified as an Independent Contractor?

    Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Mathew B. Tully of Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Arlington firm that specializes in federal employment and labor law, security clearance proceedings, and military law. Q. My employer refuses to pay me overtime, claiming I’m an independent contractor. But I’m not. I’ve been working for this company for years. What…