Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


The release was ordered by a Fairfax judge in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the police.

  • Jan 25, 2015

The family settled with the Fairfax City funeral home that lost the body — it was buried in another grave.

  • Jan 22, 2015

Three new bills would allow the use of a cannabis oil to battle children’s debilitating seizures.

  • Jan 20, 2015

No other counties in Northern Va. charge for commercial portrait shooting.

  • Jan 19, 2015

The entire Tysons 1 mall went dark around 1 p.m. No injuries or evacuation reported.

  • Jan 18, 2015

Three years after his arrest, Rams and victim’s family will have their day in court.

  • Jan 14, 2015

The county has been criticized for not releasing timely information in the 2013 police killing of John Geer.

  • Jan 13, 2015

Library advocates see trouble in the county system’s loss of more than 440,000 books in the past decade.

  • Jan 10, 2015

Automated machines capture information on thousands of tags per hour, sometimes clues in crimes.

  • Jan 9, 2015

Many express disgust that 16 months have passed without a decision on filing a charge in John Geer’s death.

  • Jan 8, 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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