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Most-read Arlington stories of the week: Dec. 13-17

Along Columbia Pike at sunset (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

You would be forgiven for feeling that the end of this week has March 2020 vibes.

It’s of course different, given that most people are vaccinated and the health implications are not as nearly dire as the outset of the pandemic. But the continued drip of news about rapidly rising rates of new Covid cases and well-known people contracting the virus — whether the CEO of Southwest Airlines or any number of NFL players and coaches — definitely stirs up memories of the NBA, Tom Hanks and that fateful day.

Beyond significantly lower rates of serious illness, hopefully this time around there’s no shortage of toilet paper.

Now, here are the most-read articles of the past week:

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Investigation underway after State Dept. contractor died at Arlington facility
  2. Amazon and Arlington County to finance purchase of Columbia Pike apartment complex
  3. NEW: ‘B Live’ coming to former Whitlow’s space in Clarendon
  4. D.C. taqueria El Rey to open new Ballston location next week
  5. How Arlington’s Richmond representation could change under proposed redistricting maps
  6. Two men arrested after assaults on police in Clarendon
  7. Police nab four after spotting stolen car near Courthouse
  8. BREAKING: Covid case count in Arlington spikes amid Omicron worries
  9. JUST IN: Large gas leak shuts down Columbia Pike
  10. First responders facing possible job loss petition county to reverse vaccine mandate
  11. Rooster on loose near Lubber Run Park, running afoul of the law
  12. Locals push for dog park in Virginia Square

Feel free to discuss those stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

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