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31 min ago | Roll Call

HOH: Silver Line Launch Has Been the Ride of Gerry Connollya s Life

Perhaps no one is more excited to have the first Metro car roll out of Northern Virginia's brand-spanking-new Wiehle-Reston East Station than Rep. Gerald E. Connolly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat, Republican, Frank Wolf, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fairfax County approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

Ending a 40-year practice of half-day Mondays, the Fairfax County School Board voted Thursday to fund an effort to extend Monday classes for elementary schools, adding an extra 75 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Related Topix: Arlington County, VA, Prince William County, VA

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fairfax approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

Ending a 40-year practice of half-day Mondays, the Fairfax County school board voted Thursday to fund an effort to extend Monday classes for elementary schools, adding an extra 75 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VA, Arlington County, VA, Prince William County, VA, Education

3 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

The Tysons Corner metro stations will soon begin bustling with rail traffic, but for pedestrians, it's a challenge to get there.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA

5 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

The woods are alive with music

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Erna Swidyastuti of the Indonesian group called Santi Budaya performs the Peacock Angelo dance from Bali as part of the Cultural Heritage Nights Concert Series at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale Saturday.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Spotsy fugitive caught in Stafford A man who eluded the Spotsylvania...

A man who eluded the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning was captured around 7:50 p.m. and is in custody.

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Related Topix: Spotsylvania, VA, Spotsylvania County, VA, Stafford, VA, Fredericksburg, VA

The Washington Post

Fairfax County proposal to create low-income housing slated to be shelved

A proposal to create more affordable housing for low-income residents and young professionals in Fairfax County was slated to be officially shelved Thursday night, after months of contentious debate, officials said.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, McLean, VA

Patch.com

Silver Line: Private Parking Open Now for McLean Metro Station

Two days before the Silver Line trains begin rolling down the tracks, commuters will have a new parking option if they want to board the new rail line at the McLean Metro station in Tyson's, according to a news release from Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Fairfax, VA, Reston, VA

Reason Foundation

Streetcars are the Wrong Way to go on Columbia Pike

In the hopes of improving "livability" conditions and stimulating real estate development, Arlington County officials are pressing on with their plan to replace bus service with a streetcar line on the Columbia Pike.

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Patch.com

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night Coming to Annandale

The Fairfax County Park Authority recently announce the third annual Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night is set to take place Aug. 2 at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., in Annandale.

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Related Topix: Annandale, VA, George Mason University, Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

Alexandria Gazette-Packet

Wiehle-Reston East Opens for Metro Riders

Virginia state senator Janet Howell, Del. Ken Plum, US Congressman Gerald Connolly, Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Chairman for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova, Supervisor John Cook, Supervisor Pat Herrity, and Del.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat, Virginia, Dulles, VA, Herndon, VA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

My Mother Lode

Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Dulles, VA, McLean, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

Taxi firms accuse Herring of siding with Lyft, Uber

A Lyft car, with its trademark pink mustache. The company has faced opposition in other markets for its nontraditional business model as it moved into dozens of cities since its inception in 2012.

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The Washington Post

Fairfax to vote on spending millions to end half-day classes

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

Patch.com

Sobriety Checkpoint Set for This Weekend in West Springfield District

Fairfax County Police announced today that there will be a sobriety checkpoint conducted this weekend in the West Springfield Police District .

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Related Topix: West Springfield, VA, Fairfax Station, VA, Lorton, VA, Springfield, VA, Annandale, VA

Business Journal

Fairfax County paintball pitch now a neighborhood war

Before there can be battles on the field, Clifton neighbors are warring off the field - publicly and in Fairfax County planning circles - over a proposal to install the jurisdiction's first paintball business.

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Related Topix: Clifton, VA

Fairfax Times

Schools set to expand language programs in Fairfax County

Fairfax County school officials Monday laid out an ambitious blueprint to bring foreign language programs to all elementary schools within five years, but questions of feasibility remain.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Patch.com

Route 50 3-Year Project Nearing Completion

The Route 50 Mega Project that has plagued drivers in Fairfax and Loudoun counties for nearly three years is nearing completion.

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Related Topix: Loudoun County, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fairfax County

136th Recruit School Graduates 63

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 14-72 Date: July 22, 2014 For approximately six months, 63 recruit firefighters have been undergoing training to respond to fires, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Fairfax, VA

TBD.com

Fairfax County Police combat the rise of sex trafficking among young girls

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. Fairfax County Police are seeing an increase in the sex trafficking of young girls, and investigators say the Internet is helping criminals expand their business.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, VA

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