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Arlington: The State of Affordable Housing

Arlington continues to struggle with loss of affordable housing.

With each year, Arlington becomes less and less affordable. According to David Cristeal, housing director for Arlington County, between 2000 and 2013, Arlington has lost 13,000 units of affordable housing.

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Alexandria: Police Investigate Murder of Pierre Clark

A father reforming his life was killed less than one month after jail release.

The idea was to live big and double the stakes.

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Natasha McKenna’s Mother Files $15 Million Wrongful Death Suit

Woman with mental illness died after being tased while in Sheriff’s custody.

Natasha McKenna’s mother is seeking more than $15 million in a wrongful death and gross negligence suit filed against Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and five deputies.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Added to Fairfax County Student Handbook

School Board members debate whether students should be held accountable.

Students in Fairfax County Public Schools started the 2015-2016 school year without the words “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” as part of the nondiscrimination guide within their student handbook.

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Mount Vernon: Chamber Honors McAllorum

As Life Chamber Member.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber honored John McAllorum as a Life Chamber Member at its June 9 breakfast meeting at the Belle Haven Country Club. McAllorum has been a member of the chamber since 1981.

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Hotel on Elden or High Quality Apartments?

Stout and Teague envision a hotel on the corner of Center Street and Elden Street to go along with new residential condos in downtown Herndon.

Alexandria: A Peace Plan

Confederate Memorials and Street Names Advisory Group completes recommendations.

The Civil War is over. The bitter, year-long argument over what to do about the Confederacy’s legacy in Alexandria seems to have ended with a report from the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names.

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Reston: Development of a Solution?

Can the former American Press Institute building, architectural gem, still be saved?

The vacant American Press Institute Building at 11690 Sunrise Valley Drive drew international attention this week, days before a scheduled rezoning hearing at the Fairfax County Planning Commission this Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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Mount Vernon: 24 Graduate from Browne

Browne Academy held its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10, in the school’s Center for Athletics and Performing Arts.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Playing Catch

Blue plays Frisbee with Abby Desjardins at the dog park by the Windmill Hill Park area.

Arlington: Room for a Human or a Horse?

Film focuses on solitary confinement.

Step into your room. It is 80 square feet, smaller than most horse stables. It has a bed, sink and toilet. This is your solitary confinement cell for weeks, months or years. Your only contact is with prison guards and your food is delivered through a slot in the door.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: State Excellence Award for Waynewood

The Waynewood Elementary Staff was presented with the Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award on Thursday, June 9.

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Potomac: Ready To Move On

Seniors say farewell to Walt Whitman High School.

About 450 seniors from Walt Whitman High School participated in graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 8 in the DAR Constitution Hall.

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Leadership Fairfax Honors 2016 Graduates

The Pavilion at Reston Town Center was a most fitting venue for the graduation ceremony of the 2016 classes of the non-profit Leadership Fairfax Institute (LFI).

2016 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees Selected

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. named the 2016 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center.