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Tightening Criteria for Entering into Gang Database

Gang Task Force use of DataWalk under scrutiny

On Oct. 2, 2018, Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force selected DataWalk as their analytical platform to support its fight against gangs according to a headline on BUSINESS WIRE.

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ArPets: Local News to the Rescue

Yup, Brisket is one smart pup.

It was the last day of 2020 and he was hungry.

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Fully Baked

Alexandria senator leads effort to legalize marijuana in Virginia

The so-called "war on drugs" was a failure, locking up generations of Black men and tearing Black families apart.

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Shots into Arms Going Slowly, Montgomery County Is Slower

When Maryland opened eligibility for Covid-19 vaccine to those in Category 1B, Montgomery County did not.

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Will Police Remain a Force in Montgomery County Schools?

Registration already full for public hearing on School Resource Officers program Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Let’s repeat the known facts: Black and Hispanic students are suspended twice as often as their white peers in elementary, middle and high schools.

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Elie McConihe Cain Dies at 83

’Mayor of Potomac’ dead of complications of Covid-19

Eleanor (Elie) McConihe Cain, known to many long-time residents as the mayor of Potomac, died on Tuesday, Jan. 19 of complications relating to Covid-19.

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Ribbon Cut on Stream ‘Restoration’ at Little Hunting Creek and Fairchild

Project fights stream erosion and regulates pollution in area waterways.

Stream project

Opinion: Column: Reoriented

Or to quote my high school baseball coach: "Reorientated."

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Sorority Sisters Celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris

Joy, tears and hope about this historic moment in history

Wearing their sorority’s signature strand of pearls and clothing in shades of pink and green, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority members Martha Coleman and Shirley Dickerson Taylor were filled with awe and jubilation as they watched their sorority sister and fellow Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alum Kamala Harris, sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

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Questioning Racially-Biased Gang Database

Activists: Residents can be entered into GangNet merely for living in neighborhoods where gang activity takes place.

With no recourse for review, a nebulous definition of gang membership led an activist, an immigration advocate, and a Virginia legislator to fight for change.

Opinion: Editorial: We Still Need Your Help

Thank you to hundreds who have supported us financially, and with warm words of encouragement

In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a year-long journey of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, I have been fine.

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‘Morale Boosters’ for the Local Herndon Community

Three new initiatives in the planning stages

During the early days of the pandemic, K Scarry set up Herndon Cares.org, of First Baptist Church of Herndon.

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The First Shots to Knock Out COVID-19 in Reston

Fellowship Square’s seniors inoculated

Lake Anne Fellowship House residents Steve McAvoy, 71, and Jin Liu, 84, of Reston were among the first of seven hundred anxious older adults at one of the three senior affordable housing communities operated by Fellowship House in Reston and Woodbridge who were inoculated last week against COVID-19.

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A Year Like No Other in Reston

Reston real estate market comparison: 2020 to 2019 to 2010

The first year of the decade has been a year like none other, and the Reston real estate market annual review is no exception.

Opinion: Commentary: Changing Images of Virginia

On the east side of Capitol Square near the Executive Mansion in Richmond is the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial featuring 16-year-old Barbara Johns who led the student walkout that resulted in a civil rights case before the Supreme Court as part of Brown v. Board of Education that found racially-segregated schools to be unconstitutional.

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