Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


A hockey player who was in the area for the World Police and Fire Games spent the night in Fairfax County jail.

  • Jul 1, 2015

But as opposition grows, landowner tells one supervisor that Amazon will not be allowed another data center.

  • Jun 29, 2015

  • Jun 24, 2015

A Va. man won $500,000 in a defamation and malpractice suit after recording audio of his colonoscopy.

  • Jun 23, 2015

In disarming him, they were part of a police shift from a “warrior” mind-set to a “guardian” approach.

  • Jun 20, 2015

A special grand jury has been empaneled to investigate the killing of the unarmed Springfield man.

  • Jun 10, 2015

Nancy Loftus says the county attorney said she could run but that there’d be consequences if she won.

  • Jun 4, 2015

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
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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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