17 hrs ago
School notes: Virginiaa s back-to-school sales tax holiday runs Aug. 1-3
Families in Virginia will receive a break from sales tax on their back-to-school shopping this weekend as the state holds its annual tax holiday.
21 hrs ago
New study shows true cost of getting a speeding ticket
A new online study shows that after factoring in the costs of increased insurance premiums, the true cost of getting a speeding ticket in Virginia comes out to nearly 2.4 times more than the cost of the actual ticket.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Report: Drone Industry Could Soar to $11 Billion by 2024
Love them or hate them, drones are here to stay - at least for the foreseeable future.
Wegmans + York County isn't an unrequited love story
Customers shop at the salad bar for lunch at the Market Cafe in the Wegmans grocery store in Fairfax, Va., in May 2010.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves
A displaced Palestinian child waves to a friend from inside a damaged classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.T he U.N. condemned Wednesday's attack on the school, with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calling it "outrageous" and "unjustifiable."
Alexandria Area House Fire
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov News Release 14-74 Date: July 30, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at ... (more)
Amazing Maze: What Science Says About Solving Labyrinths
From the twists and turns of the labyrinth in the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur , to the treacherous network of hedges in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining , mazes have an unmistakable and mysterious allure.
Fairfax has had its fill of Lorton landfill, orders it closed in 2018
In 2006, the residents of Lorton were promised the landfill in their back yard would close in a dozen years.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Japan Times
Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos
Airbus has terminated an order for six A380s from Skymark Airlines in a blow to the manufacturer as it seeks to break Boeing's dominance in Japan and tries to rekindle demand for the superjumbo.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Two-Step Decision Tree Analysis Is a Feasible Method to Manage and...
Fairfax, Va., July 28, 2014-A two-step decision tree analysis, incorporating Donabedian's model, is a feasible process to evaluate and distill the many available quality standards, guidelines, recommendations and indicators in order to update national and international quality standards for radiation therapy, according to a study published in the ... (more)
Solos sometimes need help hiring help
Solo attorney Erik Pelton has gradually refined his methods of recruiting office help, including creating an employment contract and employee rules of conduct.
Airbus Said to Drop Skymark's A380 Order on Cash Shortage
Airbus Group NV has agreed to drop an order for six A380 superjumbos by Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines Inc. , said people familiar with the decision, in a blow to a program that's struggled to keep customers.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The Daily Caller
At Least 30,000 More Migrants Get U.S. Classroom Seats
American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country.
Silver Line: Dawn of a new day for transit
"Can you believe this day has finally arrived," an ebullient Rep. Gerry Connolly enthused at last Saturday's transit center open house and ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the new Wiehle-Reston East Station-the final stop of the Silver Line's Phase I. The first reference to the Silver Line was in 1962, recalled Connolly, who represents the 11th ... (more)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
MISSING: 62-year-old Springfield woman
MISSING: 62-year-old Springfield woman FAIRFAX, Va. -- Fairfax County Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1rGDnjH FAIRFAX, Va.
Truland Group Units File For Bankruptcy Protection
Truland Group, the big Reston, Va.,-based electrical contractor, ceased operations July 21 and the next day units of the company filed for protection from creditors in federal bankruptcy court in Alexandria, Va.
Fairfax police probe cause of 6-vehicle crash at gas station near GMU
A gas station across the street from George Mason University remained closed Friday as Fairfax County police investigators sought to determine what triggered a chain-reaction crash there involving six vehicles a day earlier.
Revisiting year-round school
Before the program was eliminated in 2010, the last week of July meant returning to class for the seven Fairfax County schools operating on a modified, year-round calendar.
Travelers to Pay for Ukraine Detours as Longer Flights Lift Cost
The extra cost from rerouting hundreds of airliners around Ukrainian airspace, shut down following the downing of a Malaysian Air flight last week, is set to translate into higher ticket prices for passengers.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Silver Line: Private Parking Open Now for McLean Metro Station
Two days before the Silver Line trains begin rolling down the tracks, commuters will have a new parking option if they want to board the new rail line at the McLean Metro station in Tyson's, according to a news release from Fairfax County.