Teo Armus

Washington, D.C.

Local politics reporter covering Arlington and Alexandria

Education: Columbia University, BA in urban studies

Teo Armus covers politics, government and other regional issues in Arlington and Alexandria for The Washington Post's Metro desk. He was previously a reporter at the Charlotte Observer, where he wrote about race and immigration, and a staff writer on The Post’s Morning Mix team. Armus has also worked at NBC News and at the Texas Tribune, including a stint on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Latest from Teo Armus

Breweries, farms, spas? To fill empty offices, downtowns get creative.

Forget turning offices into apartments. Some cities are looking at more unusual ways to use up vacant commercial buildings, from data centers to urban farms.

August 28, 2023

Woman, 73, dies after Arlington jail incident

Abonesh Woldegeorges, 73, was found about 7 a.m. After immediate resuscitation efforts she was taken to the hospital, where she died.

August 27, 2023

Line break that left Alexandria residents without water for days is fixed

A line rupture caused during a routine fire hydrant inspection left residents in the London Park Towers without running water or air conditioning for two days.

August 10, 2023

D.C.’s suburbs, not just downtown, are feeling the crunch of remote work

Commercial real estate troubles are reaching Arlington, Tysons and other business districts in Northern Virginia, threatening local tax revenue.

August 5, 2023

Arlington reverses use of ranked-choice voting system for fall elections

The move brings the Northern Virginia suburb’s experiment with the increasingly popular voting system to a halt for now.

July 28, 2023

Ranked-choice voting worked as intended, but Arlington may hit pause anyway

Arlington became the first locality in Virginia to use ranked-choice voting in a public election. Local lawmakers will vote on whether to keep using the system.

July 19, 2023

Virginia’s first ranked-choice election is vexing some Arlington voters

Arlington Democrats will nominate two candidates for their county board through "multi-winner" ranked-choice voting, but some say outreach has been lacking.

July 19, 2023

Most of lawsuit to stop melting of Charlottesville Lee statue is dismissed

The legal battle over the Lee statue, which was at the center of 2017's deadly Unite the Right rally, has been narrowed to a public-meetings dispute.

July 18, 2023

A famous pony ranch was up for sale. A tiny museum saved the day.

The Beebe family ranch in Virginia's Chincoteague Island was memorialized in the classic children's novel about a wild pony, “Misty of Chincoteague."

July 9, 2023

Historic Anacostia swimming event is postponed after sewage overflow

Saturday’s swim would have been the first legally sanctioned dip into the Anacostia River in more than half a century.

July 7, 2023