Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


The experienced teen driver is slowly recovering, but his parents are struggling to return him to this area.

  • Aug 25, 2014

County’s football parents had long pursued impact devices; Norfolk and Williamsburg now using them.

  • Aug 20, 2014

They say the mall, a center of Vietnamese community and commerce, is crumbling around them.

  • Aug 20, 2014

The University Mall Theatres, the last ‘dollar theater’ in the DC area, is trying to raise $100,000 to improve the moviegoing experience.

  • Aug 20, 2014

The actual ticket for Werth’s July 6 interaction with the Virginia State Police.

  • Aug 13, 2014

Cooperation in rape, murder and immigration cases gets six years shaved off a 12-year sentence.

  • Aug 12, 2014

A memorial which only mentions one fallen Civil War journalist, and ignores the rest, troubles a CBS News reporter who saw many colleagues fall in modern wars.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The documents that lay out the proposal, and rejection, of helmet sensors and testing at Loudoun Valley High School.

  • Aug 7, 2014

Loudoun parents want to use football hit sensors on helmets; school system declines untested devices.

  • Aug 7, 2014

The case attracted attention because of attempts by authorities to take photos of the teen’s erect penis.

  • Aug 1, 2014
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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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