Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

  • Sep 19, 2014

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

  • Sep 18, 2014

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Critics of the sale say the 815-acre property was worth far more and that more public discussion was needed.

  • Sep 14, 2014

The MSNBC series premiered Sunday, will spend six episodes behind bars with Fairfax inmates.

  • Sep 8, 2014

The documentary series spent four months filming in the county jail last fall, will focus on three inmates per show.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Fairfax supervisors express impatience, sympathy for family who sued county.

  • Sep 4, 2014

A copy of the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Geer’s partner, on behalf of their two children.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Longtime partner and family of John Geer seek $12 million, but they also want “to get answers.”

  • Sep 2, 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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