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Montgomery County Board of Education Pushes Back Date for In-person Learning

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to delay the start of returning small groups of students for in-person instruction.

Opinion: Column: Cancer and Covid...

…don't exactly go together like milk and cookies.

Blood Donations Needed

Since 1970, blood donors have been recognized in the month of January during National Blood Donor Month.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Headaches in Fairfax County

IT and supply problems worry residents.

“I want to assure you that everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be,” said Jeffrey McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Helping Children Navigate Anxiety

Sharing feelings, listening without judgement during current political turmoil

As communities cope with the shock of daunting images of the recent riot at the U.S. Capitol, the mental health toll on children and teens can be significant but go unnoticed, say local therapists.

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Killing the Death Penalty

Lawmakers consider bill to abolish capital punishment in Virginia

A few weeks after Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter was sworn into office in 2014, he found himself prosecuting a serial murderer.

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia's Economy and Amending Northam's Budget

The General Assembly of Virginia already is in its second week.

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Reston Celebrates Dr. King’s Day

In cooperation with supporters, Reston Community Center (RCC) pivoted amidst the coronavirus pandemic to present, for the 36th year, the Reston Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration.

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CORE Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Nonprofit recognizes community partners, volunteers

CORE Foundation in Reston, "Helping Others Be the Change for 15 Years," held its MASKerade and Community Hero Awards Saturday evening, Jan. 16.

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Police and Coast Guard Monitor Prior to the Inauguration

Fairfax County officials advised people to stay home and quarantined for the ceremony.

Inauguration Preparations

Opinion: Commentary: An Inauguration to Remember

Like most people, I will not be attending any inaugural events this year because of the pandemic restrictions and threats of civil disturbances.

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Food for Neighbors Kicks Off the Year with a New Record

Food For Neighbors received more than 18,000 pounds of food during its Jan. 9 Red Bag Program food collection event.

Herndon Council Hosts Housing Panel

State senators and legal counsel weigh in

Herndon Town Council hosted a Panel Discussion on Housing Tues., Jan. 5 to build proficiency and understanding in matters related to housing policy development.

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Herndon Dancer Wins Irish Dance Competition

Five dancers from the McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance brought home first place trophies from the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA) Southern Region Oireachtas, held in Orlando the first week of December.

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Volunteer Fire And Rescue Departments Hosting Blood Drives

It’s National Blood Donor Month! Several Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Volunteer Fire Departments are partnering with Inova Blood Donor Services to hold blood drives in their fire station parking lots.

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