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2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Closings for Labor Day, Sept. 1

In Maryland, there are no parking fees in Montgomery and Prince George's counties except at New Carrollton, National Harbor and the Prince George's Dept.

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Related Topix: Arlington County, VA

13 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Police motorcycle competition revs up for a good cause

It was raining pretty hard on Aug. 22 when Pfc. C.J. Wolfert of the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad got on his Harley and attempted to navigate the Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo Challenge Ride in the parking lot of the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, but he paid little mind to the elements.

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Related Topix: Dulles, VA, Chantilly, VA

17 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

The best time for elementary and teen students to do homework

Kids in Maryland and D.C. are back in school this week; many students in Northern Virginia return next week.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Wiggly white lines left drivers confused

Crooked and curving lines on a major road in Fairfax County, Virginia, caused confusion for drivers on Sunday and Monday.

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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

Fairfax Times

Seventeen people suspected of voting in both Fairfax and Maryland during 2012 presidential election

The Fairfax County Electoral Board has referred 17 cases of potential voter fraud to local, state and federal prosecutors for investigation.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

Patch.com

VIDEO: Watch the Ribbon-Cutting for Jeff Todd Way

Jeff Todd Way is a new, nearly three-mile road that connects Route 1 and Telegraph Road, traveling through Fort Belvoir.

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

Patch.com

Teens Invited to Explore Police Careers

Teens and their parents are invited to learn more about Fairfax County Police Explorer programs at upcoming informational meetings to be held in September 2014.

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Patch.com

Retired Educators Donate Back-to-School Supplies

Just in time for the beginning of the school year, seniors in Ashburn are making this time of year a little easier for parents and students alike.

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Related Topix: Ashburn, VA, Personal Finance, Retirement, Loudoun County, VA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

Reston Resident Scares Away Late-Night Burglar Who Entered Home

A Reston resident apparently scared away a would-be burglar in the early hours Friday morning, according to a report issued today by the Fairfax County Police Department.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Patch.com

Fairfax County Announces Labor Day Trash Schedule

Please be advised that Monday, September 1 will be a regular solid waste collection day for customers receiving Monday collection service for trash and recycling and for customers with previously scheduled collections.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays

Patch.com

Fairfax County School Crossing Guard Trainings Underway

Traffic Safety Officers are meeting with all Fairfax County school crossing guards and providing a "best practices safety training" this week.

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The Washington Post

First-year teachers, battling nerves, prepare for school

Along with the hundreds of thousands of students heading back to school across the region this week and next, there are hundreds of new teachers who will join them, some leading a classroom for the first time.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Kids, Education

WTOP-FM Washington

Plans to correct I-66 lane-striping mishap

Crews are expected to continue fixing pavement markings along Interstate 66 in Fairfax County after a mishap left drivers confused during the morning commute.

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Related Topix: Centreville, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Oak Hill man hit, killed by truck on Fairfax County Parkway

An Oak Hill man was killed when he was hit by a tractor-trailer on Fairfax County Parkway Monday morning.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Parents fight to get injured son home

More than $11,000 has been raised to help injured Reston go-kart driver Ayrton Climo , but the teen's parents are having trouble obtaining insurance authorization to transport their son back to the United States, The Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Canada,

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