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Christmas lights and the moon in the fog on Dec. 7, 2022 (staff photo)

County Preps for Winter Weather — “Area meteorologists have predicted a somewhat below average total for seasonal snow accumulation in the region. That would be the sixth time in the past seven winters. Did we mention the historical chance for a white Christmas is at 7%? Regardless, Arlington County continues with almost year-round planning and training for the possibility of a sudden bad blast of winter. County crews are ready once again to hit the roads with a fleet of almost 50 trucks as well as contractors on call.” [Arlington County]

Large Water Main Break in Courthouse — From last night: “Emergency Water Main Repairs: Crew working on 12-inch main at 2410 North 14th Street. Some 200 customers could be affected. Estimated time for completion: 12/9/2022 4:00 AM. Traffic diverted around work site.” [Twitter]

Beyer Lauds Same-Sex Marriage Bill — “Passage of the Respect For Marriage Act is a victory for freedom, civil rights, and love… The General Assembly and Governor Youngkin must protect marriage equality in the Commonwealth by repealing Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. Virginians overwhelmingly value equality and freedom, and they deserve this basic measure of respect from their leaders.” [Press Release]

Local GOP Focuses on Election Security — “Until the pandemic, Republicans frequently were absent from Arlington Electoral Board meeting (excepting of course Electoral Board members themselves). Over the past two years, the GOP’s election-integrity team has been vocal at meetings, in particular pushing for a reduction in the number of voting dropboxes in the community. Republicans contend that having a significant number of dropboxes – there currently are nine – is costly and invited the potential of fraud.” [Sun Gazette]

Tech Co. Opens New Rosslyn Office — “Shift5, the onboard operational technology (OT) data and cybersecurity company for planes, trains, and tanks, today officially opened the doors to its new office space in Rosslyn, Virginia, expanding its office footprint by 67% as the company closes out a year featuring 54% growth in headcount.” [GlobeNewswire]

Green Valley Park Artist Speaks — “Artist and landscape architect Walter Hood shares what drew him to the John Robinson, Jr. Town Square project and how his conversations with the Green Valley community shaped his vision for the landscape and inspired the creation of the FREED sculpture.” [YouTube]

It’s Friday — Mostly clear throughout the day. High of 49 and low of 38. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. []

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