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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | Virginia Business

Locked out of debates, Libertarian finds another venue

Robert Sarvis complains that he has been unfairly shut out of debates between his opponents in the U.S. Senate race - Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Pension, Personal Finance, Harvard University, New York University, George Mason University, Opinion

20 hrs ago | Patch.com

Reston Sees Five Home Break-Ins Within One Week

Is there a rash of home break-ins taking place in Reston? It appears so. Police have reported three burglaries, one attempted burglary and one "unlawful entry" all in the span of one week.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fairfax Times

School notes: Pediatricians advocate for later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement Monday recommending high schools and middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Springfield, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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