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The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 25

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 25, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.  Face coverings are still mandated, per the executive order signed by Governor Northam. There has been some resistance to the mask regulations, particularly in areas outside of Northern Virginia.   The Shelter In Place...

The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 18

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 18, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.  Face coverings are still mandated, per the executive order signed by Governor Northam.   The Shelter In Place order fo...

Emergency police reform legislation passes in DC

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 18, 2020

After historic protests rocked the world, measures to alter the state of racist policing in the United States have just begun in the District of Columbia, after decades of tensions. (Read more about the protests in DC here.)   Emergency legislation regarding police reform passed through DC's...

Virginia makes Juneteenth a paid state holiday

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 18, 2020

The state of Virginia made international news by declaring Juneteenth a paid state holiday.  Governor Northam signed an executive order on Wednesday June 17, 2020 making Juneteenth an official holiday in the state. International superstar Pharrell stood with Governor Northam and backed the declar...

The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 11

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 11, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.    After successfully reopening to phase one, Governor Northam stated that he is now slowing Northern Virginia’s transition ...

NCAA athletes’ payday (sort of)

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Zen Smith, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

For years, the NCAA has reached headlines across the US about players or organizations, a lot of them dealing with scandalous behavior. From Southern Methodist University (SMU) Football receiving the death penalty (blackout of all televised games and loss of scholarships) to athletes dealing with booste...

Richmond to remove statue of Robert E. Lee

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

June 4, 2020

Robert E. Lee’s statue is a six story tall symbol of the racism and shame that fills Virginia’s history. Home to more Confederate monuments and statues than any other state in the United States, the topic of how to best tell the story of the commonwealth has sparked controversy for years. Virginia’s...

The Scoop On The New Drive-Through Zoo in Reston!

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Maddy McFarlin, Editor

June 3, 2020

Everyone is having to modify their businesses because of the coronavirus and it is interesting to see how clever companies can be. One of the most interesting modifications is what many smaller zoos are doing nationwide. Many of them are doing a drive-through zoo. Roer’s Zoofari is among the many compa...

A state of unrest – The DMV experiences historic protests for the #BlackLivesMatter movement

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

June 2, 2020

Washington DC became the world’s focus as flames, fury and a flurry of presidential Twitter activity engulfed the region.

The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 news briefing, May 28

“Local artist Rajan Sedalia works on a mural at Eastern Market Metro Plaza on Tuesday.” - Via Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 28, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing  on everything happening in Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.    The rest of Virginia began phase one of a slow and safe reopening process on Friday, May 15, while Northern Virginia (NoVA) r...

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