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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

First look at Alexandria's next gateway: 400-plus apartments, hotel ...

There's only one intersection where Alexandria meets Fairfax and Arlington counties - at North Beauregard and King streets.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA, Arlington County, VA, Arlington, VA

6 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Reston dog park group fights to save park

Reston Dogs Inc., the volunteer group that helps maintain the county-run off-leash dog area at Baron Cameron Park, is in the midst of a fundraising effort to help pay for legal expenses related to saving their dog park.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

7 hrs ago | Fairfax County

Firefighters Provide Backpacks and School Supplies

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 14-83 Date: August 22, 2014 Fairfax County firefighters will provide backpacks and school supplies Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11 a.m.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Alexandria, VA, Tysons Corner, VA

11 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Northern Virginia Community College rolls out new parking policies

Northern Virginia Community College debuted new parking policies this week with the start of its fall semester in a bid to keep student cars in campus parking lots.

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Related Topix: Annandale, VA

15 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

New, more difficult standardized tests lead to drop in achievement

Nearly one-third of Virginia public schools will not achieve full accreditation for this school year based on their Standards of Learning test results, state education officials said.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TBD.com

Leonard, Coleman & Blunt to perform in Fairfax

Three former lead singers from The Temptations, The Platters and The Drifters have come together again.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

The Washington Post

Warner agrees to eight appearances with Gillespie in Va. Senate race

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on Thursday agreed to eight appearances with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie before the November election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Fairfax Times

Heroin dealer linked to McLean girla s death found guilty

The heroin dealer that prosecutors say was responsible for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to 16-year-old Emylee Lonczak of McLean last summer has been convicted.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Vienna, VA

Fairfax Times

Great Falls residents hope to preserve historic home

Great Falls residents are hoping that a proposed Fairfax County program could help preserve and remediate a historic home in their community.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, 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

Fairfax Times

Legislative a pioneera served Franconia district for more than two decades

Former colleagues and friends are remembering Gladys Keating, who represented the Franconia area in the House of Delegates for 22 years.

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Related Topix: Franconia, VA, Gladys, VA

Fairfax Times

Tales of tails adorn Herndon mural

Retired Fairfax County teacher Keith Naquin puts the finishing touches to a mural on Dominion Animal Hospital in Herndon on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Herndon, VA

The Daily Caller

Investigations Underway, Suspected Voter Fraud In Virginia And Maryland

Virginia Voters Alliance, an election integrity group, has called attention to the surprising amount of duplicate voter registrations in Maryland and Virginia, challenging the view that voter fraud is nonexistent, Watchdog reports .

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Fairfax Times

Fairfax County Police Department works to recruit more young women

Tactical Flight Officer and Paramedic Master Police Officer Tammy Russell shows a group of 38 girls from 22 different high schools the features of a state-of-the-art Bell 429 police and medivac helicopter as part of the “Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement” program.

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Fairfax Times

Fairfax movie theater wants to save your butt

University Mall Theatre Manager Daniel Collings shows off one of the movie seats made by Greystone Seating that he is trying to raise money to purchase through a “Save Our Butts” campaign on KICKSTARTER.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Theater, Arts, Reston, VA

Alexandria Gazette-Packet

Getting Drenched to Help Others

Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova gets drenched. are Jo Ormesher, Sharon Bulova, Scott Silverthorne, Chap Petersen and Beverly Myers.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Fairfax Times

Herndon antebellum home renovated and up for sale

A Herndon antebellum house that was moved in 2012 so a subdivision of new Arts and Crafts-style homes could be built around it has been renovated and is now for sale.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Herndon, VA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Fairfax, VA

The Washington Post

Monthly charge for air conditioner is illegal, tenants at Va. complex allege in lawsuit

The old window air-conditioning unit inside Amanda Quinteros's two-bedroom apartment provides welcome relief from the summer heat.

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Related Topix: Falls Church, VA, Arlington, VA

The Washington Post

Fairfax County Animal Watch

The following incidents were reported by the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Chantilly, VA, Seven Corners, VA, Reston, VA

WJLA-TV Arlington

Fairfax County finds proof coyotes are breeding in local parks

Fairfax County Parks Authority officials say they have proof that pairs of coyotes have been breeding in at least one of their parks - Ellanor C. Lawrence, located in Chantilly off of Route 28. A photo released by the Parks Authority shows a young coyote pup officials spotted in the park recently, which they say is proof of what they had been ... (more)

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