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2 hrs ago | Fairfax County

Accidental West Springfield Townhouse 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 14-84 Date: August 29, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Thursday, August 28, 2014, at ... (more)

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Related Topix: West Springfield, VA, Fairfax, VA, Springfield, VA

6 hrs ago | Loudoun Times

Invasive pest first found in Fairfax spreads throughout state

An invasive insect first found in Fairfax County in 2003 has spread across Virginia, threatening the state's ash trees.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Fairfax, VA, Entomology, Science, Agriculture

10 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Woman escapes, 4 dogs die in Springfield fire

Woman escapes, 4 dogs die in Springfield fire A woman managed to escape a fire at a townhouse in Springfield on Thursday evening Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1ppYZjK SPRINGFIELD, Va.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VA

16 hrs ago | Patch.com

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for Fairfax County

Fairfax Connector - Operating Sunday schedule on Sept. 1. Routes with Sunday service operate according to the Sunday schedule.

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18 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Battleground Reston: Silver Line, bus riders, carpoolers compete for free spots

While most people applauded the opening of the Silver Line during the July launch, a group of bus riders and carpoolers believes the new service is making their commutes harder.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Dulles, VA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

National Review Online

Will Holder Ignore Double Voting in Virginia?

The latest discovery of illegal double voting in Virginia and Maryland will give Attorney General Eric Holder yet another opportunity to ignore voter fraud, which he has continually dismissed as an inconsequential problem.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia

Business Journal

Roads and rails: Fairfax County's most important economic development milestones of the past 50 years

What are the most important economic development milestones to occur in Fairfax County over the past 50 years? The people have spoken, and two transportation initiatives lead the way.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Dulles, VA, Merrifield, VA

Fairfax Times

Fairfax County nonprofit equips students for new school year

Akira Alfaro, 6, gets help filling her backpack with school supplies from Bank of America Volunteer Gina Ganz as Haylee Fernandes, 13, is assisted by Bank of America volunteer Edgar Guerra at the FACETS back-to-school drive on Tuesday in Fairfax.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

Patch.com

Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Police will be out Friday night in the McLean Police District manning a sobriety checkpoint; police do not give the location of sobriety checkpoints beforehand.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Dunn Loring, VA, Falls Church, VA

Fairfax Times

Fairfax park catches young coyote on film

For the first time, Fairfax County park staff have captured a coyote pup on film.

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Related Topix: Chantilly, VA

Patch.com

Fairfax County Kicks Off Campaign to Curb Speeding Through Neighborhoods

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, FCPD leaders and dozens of homeowner association and Neighborhood Watch residents gathered today to kick off a new community-wide speed initiative at the FCPD driver training track in Chantilly, according to a news release from FCPD.

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Related Topix: Chantilly, VA

Patch.com

Fairfax County Electoral Board Refers Potential Voter Fraud Cases for Investigation

The Fairfax County Electoral Board has referred 17 individuals to the Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud, according to a news release from the county.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fairfax Times

Fairfax Countya s first urban-design school set to open

Bailey's Upper School for the Arts and Sciences 4th grade Spanish Immersion teacher Laura Wagner unpacks supplies in her brand new state-of the art fifth floor corner classroom with panoramic views of Baileys Crossroads.

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ARLnow.com

Howze Gives Proposals to Improve Streetcar

Alan Howze, the Democratic candidate for the Arlington County Board, has announced a new platform to improve the planned Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar .

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA, Arlington, VA

Virginia Business

Locked out of debates, Libertarian finds another venue

Robert Sarvis complains that he has been unfairly shut out of debates between his opponents in the U.S. Senate race - Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Pension, Personal Finance, Harvard University, New York University, George Mason University, Opinion

Patch.com

Reston Sees Five Home Break-Ins Within One Week

Is there a rash of home break-ins taking place in Reston? It appears so. Police have reported three burglaries, one attempted burglary and one "unlawful entry" all in the span of one week.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fairfax Times

School notes: Pediatricians advocate for later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement Monday recommending high schools and middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Springfield, VA

The Washington Post

Virginia reading scores remain stagnant on harder tests

Virginia students saw modest gains on state-mandated math tests while average scores on reading and writing exams stagnated, according to state results released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Education Etc., Alexandria, VA, Education

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Vote fraud is no phantom menace; it's real

Democrats argue that voter fraud is a phantom menace. Sensible safeguards for the integrity of elections, such as requiring the presentation of valid voter identification at the polls, are racist schemes to suppress turnout.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

WJLA-TV Arlington

Only On 7: Chesterbrook Academy preschool cook arrested for...

CENTREVILLE, Va. An employee at a Northern Virginia preschool was arrested Tuesday after a violent, sudden outburst in which she assaulted three children and three other employees, including the principal.

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Related Topix: Centreville, VA

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