Here are some of the share-worthy stories from DC and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:
A stricter face mask requirement is set to take effect on Oct. 1 in Alexandria after a 5-2 vote by City Council on Saturday. By requiring masks in both indoor and outdoor public places, it expands upon Gov. Ralph Northam's statewide executive order requiring masks in indoor public places since May 29. Council Members Canek Aguirre and Del Pepper voted against the measure.
The City of Fairfax School Board voted Monday night to change the name of Lanier Middle School. The vote was 4-1, with City School Board member Dr. Mitch Sutterfield voting to keep the name.
Nearly 800,000 Virginians have submitted requests to receive absentee ballots by mail, well above the total number of people who voted absentee in the 2016 election, according to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
While several Democrats are exploring lieutenant governor bids, three individuals have already declared their intention to seek their party's nomination: Sean Perryman, president of the Fairfax County NAACP; Del. Hala Ayala (D-Prince William); and Paul Goldman, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
When summer came around Vienna sisters Georgia and Josephine Grana had one big goal: do some good. Their mom Megan Grana gave them a list of charities they could help, and they chose a cause that has been feeding food insecure families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly a week after Gov. Ralph Northam eased additional restrictions in Hampton Roads, state officials are closely watching another region. The southwest region has taken the top spot among regions for the new coronavirus case average and positive rate of tests.