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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 15, 2010 at 5:42 am 1,374 6 Comments

Library Sets Summer Reading Record — A record 5,305 Arlington students read 24,782 books over the summer as part of the Arlington Public Library’s “Summer of Reading.” More from the Library Blog.

Moran to Hold “Women’s Issues Conference” — Newscaster Maureen Bunyan will join Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) at a conference on women’s issues next Saturday. The conference will feature workshops like “How Health Insurance Reform Will Affect You” and “Car Care 101.” It’s being held at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 25. Details here.

Bipartisan Letter Urges Arlington to Drop HOT Lane Lawsuit — The pressure continues to build on Arlington to drop its lawsuit against high occupancy toll lanes on I-395. Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell, a Republican, and Senate President Pro-Tempore Chuck Colgan, a Democrat, jointly signed a letter urging the Arlington County Board “to renounce the outrageous claims of conspiracy and racism in its lawsuit against the I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes.” More from the Washington Post.

Flickr pool photo by Alykat

  • Jack

    i’m surprised a journalist would co-host an event with Jim Moran so close to the election. I would have thought journalists would stay away from any event hosted by a politician, especially when the election is only a couple months away.

    • Neighbor

      Earth to Jack…Politicians and journalists go together like peanut butter and jelly or Fox News and the Republican Party.

      • Jack

        actually – that’s not true. although they are often personally close and share values… to be a keynote speaker at an event (even a non-political event) hosted by a congressman running for reelection is very rare. most real journalist (not commentators) wouldn’t even consider speaking at an event developed and hosted by a politician. journalists and politicians share the same stage all the time, but those events are hosted by non-profits or universities… not by the politician himself.

  • Max D.

    Arlington has famously (infamously?) spent a lot of money trying to reduce the number of cars on the road. Now it’s time for Virginia to do the same.

  • John F

    Perhaps the state leaders should work with Arlington county residents to come up with some plans that don’t involve filling the sky with smog and developers pockets with money for exurbs and understanding why the rest of VA should be more like Arlington.

    • G

      Agreed. $1,000,000 well spent.

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