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Virginia Democratic Primary: Small Voter Turnout Heralds Big Changes

McKay’s ‘Experience Counts’ tagline resonates, as does the call for criminal justice reform in the Commonwealth’s Attorney race.

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Some Workers Hurt by Shutdown Were Not Paid

Connolly, Beyer, Wexton hold field hearing on government shutdown’s impact on federal contractors.

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Sharing Wisdom of Positive Aging

Positive Aging and Wellness Fair draws crowd for education, information – and fun!

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Protestors: ‘Resign Ralph!’

Fairfax NAACP and others gather to demand resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam, who was a “no-show” at the event.

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More Public Input Sought on Parkway Studies

Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways study moves to next phase.

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Public Health Officials Launch TB Awareness Campaign

Tuberculosis still a health issue in Fairfax County.

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Virginia: And They’re Off!

Primary Election Day is June 11, 2019; Dems flood District Office to file for candidacy.

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‘A Decade of Transformation – a Future of Opportunity’

NoVa Chamber hosts 27th Annual Economic Conference.

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Shutdown Affects the Area

Bulova talks county response to Federal government shutdown.

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From Amazon to Shutdown

Kaine and Warner comment on the topics of the day at Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce roundtable.

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‘Real Work of Advocacy Begins Again’

Annual SALT conference celebrates 2018 achievements, outlines 2019 priorities.

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Herring Calls for Criminal Justice Reform at Summit

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement gather.

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Wolf Trap Park Camp Out

Fifth and sixth graders learn camping skills and experience the great outdoors.

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Climate Forum Highlights Sharp Differences

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions hosts public forum featuring Kaine and Stewart.

Cappies: The Next Theatrical Generation Takes the Stage

The 19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.

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Local Students Join Gun Safety Town Hall

Much unity, some dissension as community discusses the issue.

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‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Commission for Women celebrates 2018 honorees at Women’s History Month reception.

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Northern Virginia’s Report Card Unveiled

“Shape of the Region” Conference reviews area’s Opportunity Index and gathers leaders to discuss successes and challenges.

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Town Hall in West Springfield Told of ‘Chaos-Causing Trump Effect’

Fairfax County NAACP hosts Town Hall gathering with Kaine.

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Citizens Shape Virginia Assembly Agenda

Fairfax delegation to General Assembly hears from public before heading to Richmond.

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‘A Disaster for Northern Virginia’

Connolly holds roundtable on congressional tax plan.

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SALT Holds Annual Advocacy Conference

Social justice advocates told: ‘Go and do good’

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Helping Keep Homeless Warm this Winter

Hypothermia Prevention Program gearing up for 2017-2018 season.

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Facing – and Fighting – the Opioid Crisis

Connolly and Bulova host Opioid Crisis Roundtable.

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Northam Outlines Educational Priorities

Fairfax Education Association provides the forum for candidate Northam’s vision for public education in Virginia.

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Area agencies, organizations and citizens engage to raise awareness and prevent deaths.

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Learning to Face Opioid Overdose Crisis

Chris Atwood Foundation hosts training on opioid overdose reversal.

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Herndon Becoming ‘Dementia Friendly Community’

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly hosts Alzheimer’s Town Hall.

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Police Practices Improve, Citizens Demand More

Board cites progress on Police Practices improvements, but some citizens demand more.

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Debate Can Be Civil, Too

Party platforms and civil discourse highlight forum for Lieutenant Governor candidates.

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Leading Globally Matters Locally

Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.

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Combatting Domestic and Sexual Violence

Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.

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Wings for All

Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.

Diversion First in Wait-and-See Mode

Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.

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Optimistic About State of Hospitality

Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.

Educating Customers Is Key to Success

New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.

It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.

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Fairfax County Executive Proposes $4.10 Billion Budget

Calls for no increase in real estate taxes; falls $61 million short of schools’ request.

An exercise in “triage and trade-offs” was how Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel Storck described the FY 2018 budget as proposed by County Executive Ed Long to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Debating Pro & Con on Meals Tax

League of Women Voters hosts forum on Meals Tax issue.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area sponsored a debate-style panel discussion on the Meals Tax issue which will go before county voters in the Nov. 8 General Election.

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State of the County Presented Over Breakfast

Leadership Fairfax hosts 25th Annual Board of Supervisors State of the County Breakfast and presents Hanley Award to Bill Bouie for Public Service.

With the number and types of commitments made on their daily schedules, it takes a special occasion to gather the entire roster of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in one place at one time outside the walls of their meeting chambers.

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Progress Made, Challenges Remain on Ending Homelessness

HomeAid NoVA hosts ‘Keep the Homeless Housed’ Forum.

In 2008, Fairfax County partnered with the City of Falls Church to adopt an ambitious strategic plan to address the issue of homelessness in the region.

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Finding Fun in Science

Area youth turn out for Project BEST Science and Technology Fun.

What could possibly have lured some 100 and more middle school youngsters back to a school building on a Saturday, especially if that school isn’t theirs and they had to get up extra early just to get there?

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Encouraging STEM-curious Youth

Third Annual STEM Symposium draws a crowd at the Nysmith School.

“We need people in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields today, tomorrow and as far as we can envision.”

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No E-Z Answers on I-66

VDOT’s Transform I-66 Inside the Beltway meeting leaves public waiting for answers.

There were also questions and comments of a financial nature.

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Buying or Selling?

A primer for doing either and avoiding pitfalls.

Here we are, once again right on the heels of the spring/summer real estate season when it seems like “For Sale” signs become the most common lawn ornament or condo window decoration.

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Touching Many Hearts

Minecraft for a Mission – Touching Heart and their “Kids on a Mission” raise funds for children in foster care.

They say that charity begins at home. Helen Yi and Taylor, the mother and daughter co-founders of Touching Heart, a nonprofit aimed at educating and inspiring children to empathize with the needs of others and to take action to assist them, have no argument with that statement.

Positive 2015 Real Estate Market Spurs Upbeat Outlook for New Year

Experts predict continuing positive trend.

The final figures are in, and it looks like the 2015 local housing market was a modest winner.

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Transportation Strategy Update Launched

NVTA launches work on a six-year TransAction program.

Members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) chose an appropriate location to announce the launch of the organization’s TransAction update efforts last week.

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Democrats Claim Victories in Local Elections

But General Assembly stays in the red column.

“We didn’t win the war tonight, but we did come out ahead in some of the important local battles, and that’s a good start.”

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Transportation Forum Discusses Options and Obstacles

High Level forum discusses regional transit options and obstacles.

Local, state and federal elected and appointed officials, business leaders, researchers and directors and staff from transportation and economic development agencies gathered on Friday morning, May 8, at the Greensboro Conference Center in he heart of Tysons.

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