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Ten-Year-Old Advocates for Sidewalks Along Georgetown Pike 2021-05-06 07:05:40Ponteha Aryavand, 10, of Great Falls introduced an online community petition in mid-April for a continuous yet undetermined length of sidewalk along G

Opinion: Commentary: Citizens Protect, Define Community 2021-05-06 06:05:19In a May 2021 issue of the Great Falls Citizens Association Newsletter, GFCA president, Bill Canis writes:

Opinion: Column: Cats in the Belfry 2021-05-06 05:55:17Have I mentioned in print lately that we, resident owners of "Belly Acres" in Burtonsville, are back to being a five-indoor-cat household?

Opinion: Commentary: Fairfax County School Board Protects Immigrant 2021-05-06 05:34:16Today, the Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously to develop a School Trust Policy aligning the school division with Fairfax County’s Tru

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Rescind Chief of 2021-05-06 05:19:41A letter to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay.

Wellbeing: Meeting Increased Mental Health Needs 2021-05-06 04:59:09Resulting from the tumultuous and emotionally charged past year, there's been an uptick in reported mental health conditions.

Opinion: Commentary: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors: Davis 2021-05-06 03:36:56The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors released the following statement Tuesday, May 4, in support of Police Chief Kevin Davis:

City Election: Yo Yo Road Diet 2021-05-06 02:59:31The lingering resentment over Seminary Road bike lanes comes with a price tag, somewhere between $300,000 and $700,000 — a cost four City Counci

Opinion: Commentary: Taking Out the Trash 2021-05-06 02:14:11One of the rites of spring in Mount Vernon is our annual creek and community clean-ups.

‘Long May It Turn’ in Great Falls 2021-05-06 01:36:02Colvin Run Mill opened in a grand celebration for its first grind of the season on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Fairfax County Police Chief Begins Job with Trust 2021-05-06 00:12:33Approximately thirty interfaith leaders from across Fairfax County gathered in the "First Amendment" area outside the Fairfax County Government Cent

Opinion: Commentary: Calling for New Fairfax County Police 2021-05-05 07:51:00ACLU People Power Fairfax joins the Fairfax County NAACP in calling for a new search to fill the Fairfax County Police Chief position, this time with

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Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack New! 2021-05-08 15:38:35WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a r

Coroner: 3 killed in Illinois blast were apparently New! 2021-05-08 15:23:17NORTH UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Three men who died after apparently igniting an explosive powder near northern Illinois' Starved Rock State Park appea

Massachusetts mom wants outside review of Black teen's New! 2021-05-08 15:14:31HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Family members and activists are demanding answers in the death of a Black teen whose body was found near her home in a

Authorities: 3 dead, 2 hurt after shooting, fire New! 2021-05-08 15:00:17WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Three people were killed, including a suspect, and two were injured in a shooting and fire early Saturday morning in Maryla

Cuomo probe looks at vaccine czar's calls to New! 2021-05-08 14:59:53NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators looking into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo interviewed county officials about h

One female Fort Bragg soldier charged in another's New! 2021-05-08 14:54:41FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One female soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another soldier, acco

VA Lottery New! 2021-05-08 14:22:13RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — These Virginia lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game New! 2021-05-08 14:22:10RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game New! 2021-05-08 14:22:09RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

The Latest: Pakistan receives 1st vaccines through COVAX New! 2021-05-08 14:14:47ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday received its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines through the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, over 1.2 million doses

Rhode Island investigating death of man handcuffed by New! 2021-05-08 14:08:11PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are investigating the case of a man who died after being handcuffed by police in Providence.

Scotland's nationalist government set to be shy of New! 2021-05-08 13:53:56LONDON (AP) — Scotland's governing Scottish National Party was poised Saturday to win its fourth straight parliamentary election, but the party

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Cappies Review: Virtual Theatre Reaches Audiences Far and 2021-05-02 01:14:43Intricacies within our everyday human experiences are many times lost in time – but Robinson Secondary School's "Epiphany" podcast made sure

Kevin Davis Appointed Fairfax County Chief of Police 2021-04-29 18:03:27Coming out of a closed-door session on Friday, April 23, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors prepared, as Supervisor Penny Gross (D-Mason) said, &

Seven Republicans Running for Governor 2021-04-29 03:48:45Republicans haven’t won a statewide race since 2009, when Attorney General Bob McDonnell received 59 percent of the vote against Democrat Creigh

Opinion: Column: "My Thoughts to Your Thoughts" 2021-04-29 02:24:18You know the expression: "Can't walk and chew gum at the same time,” a disparaging characterization of a person, company or municipality unabl

Get Vaccinated and Register to Vote 2021-04-29 02:02:53Fairfax County residents getting their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Fairfax County Government Center can now also obtain information on registering to

Early Voting Begins for the June 8 Democratic 2021-04-29 01:35:15Early voting began on Friday, April 23 for the June 8 Democratic Primary in Virginia.

Fairfax County Supervisors Validate Hire of New Police 2021-04-29 01:07:06Media reports concerning former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, appointed last week as the new Fairfax County Chief of Police, raise concer

Free Cinco de Mayo Lyft Rides to Prevent 2021-04-29 00:47:37While stating unequivocally that “we’re all safer at home” this Cinco de Mayo during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonpr

Style After Retirement 2021-04-24 22:39:14At 78, Winifred Rosenberg has always been known for her impeccable style and taste.

When it’s Time to Downsize 2021-04-24 22:07:00The decision to trade the comfort of home where you’ve lived for years and transition to retirement can evoke a range of emotions.

Opinion: Column: Wanna Take A Chance? 2021-04-21 02:22:51I'm sort of invoking Southwest Airlines here, but not exactly.

Helping Children Improve Their Writing 2021-04-21 02:21:14When Stacie Dougherty read an essay that her seventh grade son wrote for a Language Arts writing assignment, she became concerned.

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