Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


The county’s decision to hire outside lawyers to handle the case has now cost taxpayers more than $225,000.

  • May 15, 2015

Paige Epler plans to earn more degrees, take on cystic fibrosis, maybe become an astronaut, too.

  • May 13, 2015

The town will purchase lakeside property at twice its assessed value to keep it from being developed into a restaurant.

  • May 12, 2015

Homeowners group seeks to preserve green space, says price is fair value for commercial space.

  • May 7, 2015

  • May 6, 2015

  • May 6, 2015

He said bills regulating automated license plate readers would sweep up private and traffic cameras.

  • May 1, 2015

The police killing still causes reverberations in Geer’s family.

  • May 1, 2015

Though Fairfax reached $2.95 million civil settlement with family, no ruling on charges was ever made.

  • Apr 22, 2015

The attorney hopes the panel will reach a decision on charging the officer by the end of the summer.

  • Apr 22, 2015
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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 Do it now, while you're thinking about it.

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