Tom Jackman

The State of NoVaNorthern Va.


The two seniors used low-frequency sound waves to disrupt oxygen fueling fires.

  • Mar 22, 2015

The bank appeared uninterested in restoring a longtime customer’s money. Then The Washington Post called.

  • Mar 9, 2015

The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

  • Mar 6, 2015

Officials are trying to oust the person who advised police to withhold records in the deadly shooting.

  • Mar 5, 2015

Lawmakers want answers from the county attorney about a probe of the police shooting of an unarmed man.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Frustrated by obstruction from the county attorney Raymond F. Morrogh asked outside agency to investigate.

  • Feb 26, 2015

A wounded warrior is now teaching clinics nationwide in how to train “adaptive athletes.”

  • Feb 22, 2015

As police turn over officer’s internal affairs files, prosecutor prepares to rule on charges against officer.

  • Feb 21, 2015

After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Virginia has many great artists and world-famous songs. They should be in the running too.

  • Feb 17, 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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