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43 min ago | Fairfax Times

About the candidates: Town of Clifton, Council - Vote for 4

What do you believe is the most pressing ISSUE for the Town of Clifton? What solutions would you propose to address it? --Are there economic DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES that you would propose for the Town of Clifton that could still retain the town's character? --What is one ACTION that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors could take that would ... (more)

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Related Topix: Clifton, VA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

4 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Va. students create recipe, win culinary challenge

A group of students from Chantilly, Va. found a way to stir up a delicious yet healthy vegetarian meal.

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Related Topix: Chantilly, VA, Culinary Institute of America

7 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Incumbent Silverthorne points to success on water, zoning fronts

One-term City of Fairfax mayor and longtime councilman Scott Silverthorne is facing a challenge from political newcomer in his bid for re-election.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

11 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Fairfax County officials address dangers of hoarding at presentation

According to Inspector Peggy DeLean of the Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance, hoarders have been around since the 14th century.

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Related Topix: Herndon, VA

12 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Adjustments needed to address discrepancy in enrollments

The number of trailers in use at Fairfax County schools - more than 900 across the county - belies the fact that the school district does have more seats available than students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

16 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Medicaid situation akin to hostage crisis

The ongoing Medicaid expansion political chokehold that has seized control of Richmond is both frustrating and frightening.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Opinion

20 hrs ago | Patch.com

Langley High Among Top 100 Nationwide

McLean's own Langley High School was ranked in the top 100 high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Falls Church, VA, Vienna, VA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Post

High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in computer science

Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation's high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Loudoun County, VA

Breitbart.com

Colonoscopy Patient Sues Doctors for Making Fun of Him While He Was Unconscious

A Virginia colonoscopy patient has filed a lawsuit in Fairfax County Court alleging that doctors defamed him and inflicted emotional distress by mocking him while he was unconscious.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Topgolf Dulles estimates 450K visitors in first year

The planned Loudoun County Topgolf will employ 120 people full time and attract upward of 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation, the company said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Loudoun County, VA, Dulles, VA, Ashburn, VA

Fairfax Times

Volunteer breathes new life into antique carousel at Lake Accotink Park

Donn Grover applies touch-up paint to one of the 27 horses he painted on the Alan Hershel carousel at Lake Accotink Park.

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Related Topix: Lorton, VA, Alexandria, VA

Fairfax Times

Fairfax budget amendments include larger tax bills for homeowners

Advertised budget highlights County Executive Ed Long proposed a $7 billion budget in February.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Springfield, VA

NBC Washington

Fairfax Co. Considering 4 Percent Meal Tax

A controversial proposal in Fairfax County would add an extra tax to ready-made foods like those you would buy at a restaurant.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Patch.com

Here's Photo of Man Missing in Case of Sexual Abuse of Teen

Fairfax County Police are asking for help in their search for a 48-year-old Springfield-area resident who is wanted for a charge of sexual battery of a juvenile.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VA

Patch.com

Sweet Dream? Fairfax Students Could Get Extra Hour of ZZZZs

Wake up, kids: You may get an extra hour of sleep. Following a study commissioned by the Fairfax County School Board, school start times could be pushed back, giving some teens up to an extra hour of sleep.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Teenagers

Fairfax Times

Annandale woman among four charged in armed robbery

Four people, including a 19-year-old Annandale woman, have been charged for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery that Fairfax County police say ended with a crashed vehicle after a police chase.

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Related Topix: Annandale, VA, Falls Church, VA, Arlington County, VA, Arlington, VA

Patch.com

Fairfax Homeowners to Pay More in Real Estate Taxes

Homeowners in Fairfax County will see higher tax bills next year, as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to increase the tax rate to $1.09 for the 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VA

Patch.com

Latest Crime in Vienna: Sleeping Diner, IRS Scams, Open Doors and More

Here are some of the recent crimes and incidents in Vienna, as reported by the Vienna Police Department.

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Related Topix: Tax, Vienna, VA

Fairfax County

Vienna House Fire, Under Investigation

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 14-41 Date: April 22, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Monday, April 21, 2014, at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Fairfax, VA, Vienna, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day.

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Related Topix: Goochland County, VA

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