Tom Jackman

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Ruling emerged from a case in which conservative advocacy group had requested climate scientist’s records.

  • Apr 17, 2014

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

  • Apr 17, 2014

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

  • Apr 16, 2014

The veteran officer will leave in May to join Amtrak’s police force.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Out of legal drug options in Virginia, families have found success with CBD oil available in Colorado.

  • Apr 12, 2014

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Robert Simon continues to push the town he created to become a true walkable community.

  • Mar 29, 2014

The Native American association headed by Gary Edwards did not do promised work, investigators found.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Only eight homicides last year, the second-lowest total ever, and another record for fewest stolen autos.

  • Mar 26, 2014

She had to see her husband. What’s more romantic than that?

  • Mar 19, 2014

All sorts of information about alcohol and its nearest location in Virginia, now at your fingertips.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Revenues intended for tourism uses instead used to promote development, critics say.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Though he was an icon in Hollywood, he did much of his work from his home studio in Loudoun County.

  • Mar 17, 2014

A chart showing how much each jurisdiction’s rates have risen since 2007.

  • Mar 14, 2014

The clinic is one of the few in U.S. to focus on brain injury recovery, Horan continues remarkable comeback.

  • Mar 12, 2014

Pete White, died in a car crash in 1973, is remembered for his dedication to police work and family.

  • Mar 11, 2014

The local lawyer still feels strongly that Rose should be kept out of baseball and Hall of Fame.

  • Mar 10, 2014

The longtime spokeswoman operated professionally and efficiently behind the scenes.

  • Mar 7, 2014

Large crowd greets opening of second Ben’s outpost, as Cosby jokes and then heckles others.

  • Mar 6, 2014
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About Tom
Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998. In 2011 he launched The State of NoVa blog, a state strictly defined as the boundaries of four counties and one city: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria. It's a state of 2.2 million diverse and dazzling people, in every setting from the densely packed apartment complexes of Alexandria to the great wide open of western Loudoun. It's not like DC, it's not like Maryland, and it sure ain't like the rest of Virginia. Tom works out of The Post's Fairfax bureau and welcomes all story ideas and suggestions at tom.jackman@washpost.com. Do it now, while you're thinking about it.