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2 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Suspicious Death in Fairfax County, Virginia

Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 6000 block of Bellview Drive in the Culmore area about 2 a.m. Monday.

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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

New academic year brings changes for Virginia schools

Nearly 400,000 Virginia students in the Washington area are scheduled to return to classes Tuesday morning for the start of the 2014-2015 school year, one that brings with it a number of changes across the region's school districts.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Prince William, World News, Education

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Tourism continues to trump education

VHTA spends thousands of dollars each year lobbying the legislature and the governor's office to keep Virginia's students from getting back to school too early.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, us Travel, Travel, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Fairfax County boy tests positive for whooping cough

Montgomery County students aren't the only ones exposed to whooping cough at a local summer camp.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids

Fairfax Times

Oak Hill man dies after he was hit by tractor-trailer

Fairfax County police say a man died after he was hit Monday morning by a tractor-trailer on Fairfax County, near Fox Mill Road.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Fairfax Times

Extra time

Next Tuesday morning, more than 180,000 students will head to public schools across Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc., Opinion

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

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

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

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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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

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