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E-bikes on a Ballston street corner (staff photo)

Lengthy Sentence for Office Shooter — “Convicted murderer Mumeet Muhammad was sentenced Wednesday to serve 45 years in prison for shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend in her Arlington, Virginia, office in 2019. Muhammad forced his way into the woman’s office in Crystal City on Aug. 28, 2019, and shot the woman. Muhammad also was shot by police… Arlington County prosecutors had sought life in prison for Muhammad.” [WTOP]

Rents Keeping Going Higher — “Apartment renters in Arlington, typically, are still paying the highest rates in the Washington region, and prices keep on heading higher. The median rental prices of $2,151 for a one-bedroom unit and $2,573 for two bedrooms in Arlington were the highest in the metro area… Arlington’s year-over-year rate of appreciation stood at 9.7 percent.” [Sun Gazette]

Rosslyn Venture Firm Raising New Fund — “Arlington’s Sands Capital says it has raised $201.5 million for a new global venture fund, and it may add still more to that pile… Sands Capital is the sixth largest venture capital investor in Greater Washington, ranked by number of investments closed in 2021.” [Washington Business Journal]

AIM In-Person Classes Return — “Arlington Independent Media (AIM) will resume in-person instruction in the coming month, after a shutdown that began with the pandemic’s arrival in 2020… Among the classes scheduled for fall are studio production, field production, on-air radio broadcast and producing. Registration is set to open Sept. 1.” [Sun Gazette, AIM]

Cherrydale Neighborhood Profiled — “On a wall between a hair salon and a sushi restaurant in the main commercial district of the Cherrydale community of Arlington, Va., is a small plaque testifying to the neighborhood’s contribution to American history. It commemorates the six Black students from Howard and Duke universities who took part in the first day of a lunch-counter ‘sit-in’ protest in Northern Virginia.” [Washington Post]

Chip Saves the Day for Lost Dog — From the Animal Welfare League of Arlington: “When Roxy got lost, she knew just what to do – find an Animal Control office for help! When Officer Elpers pulled up in her van, Roxy hopped right in and made herself comfortable. Thankfully, Roxy had a microchip so Officer Elpers was able to reunite her with her family.” [Twitter]

Free Coffee Today — “Wawa says all 100 of its stores in Virginia will provide free coffee of any size [today]. At the [new] Fairfax store, the coffee giveaway will continue through Sept. 11.” [FFXnow]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 85 and low of 66. Sunrise at 6:39 am and sunset at 7:41 pm. []

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