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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fairfax board rejects extension of controversial Lorton landfill's use

In a vote Tuesday that reflected the deep community divisions around a plan to extend the life of an industrial landfill in Lorton, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors decided to close the landfill several years sooner than expected.

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Related Topix: Lorton, VA, Mount Vernon, VA

8 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Man Arrested in Fairfax Co. Gas Station Robberies

Gone in 40 seconds -- that's all it took for a bold robber to strike and run. Only on News4, Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver takes you inside as that violent robbery played out.

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15 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

New FBI Headquarters shortlist: 2 Md. & 1 Va.

Two sites in Prince George's County and one in Springfield are on the shortlist for the new FBI Headquarters.

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19 hrs ago | NBC29

Military school official accused of sexual battery

Reginald "Reggie" Franklin is accused of groping the wife of an alumnus during a school function, a dinner party in McLean in Fairfax County on Feb. 22. Attorney Phoenix Harris also says Franklin turned himself in to police in Virginia on July 1 and has since returned to New Mexico.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

Janitors at Fort Belvoir could walk off the job tomorrow

Janitors for Fort Belvoir will strike Tuesday morning if the Atlanta-based federal contractor they work for refuses to come to the table to renegotiate the terms of their contract.

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

Business Journal

Rep. Jim Moran weighs in on Fort Belvoir janitor strike

Representative Jim Moran, D-Virginia, is weighing in on a pending strike of janitors that work at Fort Belvoir, asking the garrison commander at the Fairfax County Army installation to take appropriate action "to ensure the contractors are held responsible for their actions."

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Related Topix: Fort Belvoir, VA

CE News

U.S. DOT celebrates opening of Silver Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - On July 26, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other U.S. Department of Transportation officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line - the largest expansion of Metrorail service in 20 years - connecting the nation's capital to Tysons Corner and the Reston area of Fairfax County.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Dulles, VA, Loudoun County, VA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

The Washington Post

Silver Line a draw for some new retailers

Wal-Mart is planned as part of a new development in Tysons Corner at Route 7 and Westwood Center Drive.

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Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Travel

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Former Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell's Trial Starts Monday

Prosecutors say the McDonnells accepted lavish gifts and loans from former Star Scientific CEO, Jonnie Williams, in exchange for political favors.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Bedford County, VA, Lynchburg, VA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Fairfax County seeks ways to address overcrowded housing issue

Bags of potatoes and other groceries clutter the kitchen floor of the apartment Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share with a married couple.

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Related Topix: Annandale, VA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Missing woman found dead in Va. park

Police in Fairfax County say a missing 62-year-old woman from Springfield has been found dead in a park, but they do not suspect foul play.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VA

NBC Washington

GMU Grad Investigated for Hacking Gift Cards

A local computer whiz is at the center of a federal probe, after he apparently boasted about being able to add value to pre-paid gift cards, without actually paying.

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Related Topix: George Mason University

WTOP-FM Washington

It's here: Time to ride the Silver Line

After years of waiting and months of delays, the first phase of the Silver Line will open on Saturday, July 26, and that means it's time for riders to figure out which stops are most convenient and whether the new stations are worth using.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA, Franconia, VA, Vienna, VA, McPherson Square (Washington, DC), Dulles, VA

The Washington Post

Opening doors with mass transit

It is important to acknowledge what our political leaders have accomplished in bringing the Silver Line to this point.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

TBD.com

Fairfax County Police's ?Just Ask? campaign educates youth about dangers of sex trafficking

GREAT FALLS, Va. The Fairfax County Police Department has a new tool in the fight against sex trafficking; police are hoping a new public service announcement will help save local girls who are afraid to ask for help.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, VA

TBD.com

Fairfax police probe cause of 6-vehicle crash at gas station near GMU

A gas station across the street from George Mason University remained closed Friday as Fairfax County police investigators sought to determine what triggered a chain-reaction crash there involving six vehicles a day earlier.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

Patch.com

Police: McLean Traffic Incident Leads to Alleged Assault

Fairfax County Police report that a traffic disagreement in McLean on Thursday led to an assault.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA

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

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

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

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