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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It was another busy week in Arlington, but one bit of good news held up for the entire week: Arlington’s coronavirus prognosis continues to look good.

With relatively few new infections and an improving local economic outlook, there’s reason for optimism. But as Texas and Florida shows, there remains a possibility that the virus could come back and disrupt Arlington’s economy anew.

That’s all the more reason to wear a mask while indoors in a public place or outdoors in a crowd.

Here are the most-read ARLnow articles of the past week:

  1. County Manager’s Memo Regarding Removal of Black Lives Matter Chalk Art
  2. Va. Attorney General Sues Advanced Towing
  3. Virginia to Enter ‘Phase 3’ Reopening Next Week
  4. APS to Propose Students Spending Two Days in Classrooms Per Week
  5. Arlingtonians Seem To Be Encountering Snakes More Often, But Locals Shouldn’t Be Rattled
  6. ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sign in Front of Church Vandalized
  7. Signature Theatre Denies Sexual Assault Allegation Against Co-Founder
  8. Gas Station Carjacking Leads to Arrest
  9. As Arlington Coronavirus Metrics Hit Fresh Lows, a Nervous Calm
  10. Morning Poll: Time to Rename Lee Highway?

Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

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Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.

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