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Fairfax City Residents, Businesses Ask for More Affordable Housing

There was standing room only last week when residents and elected officials poured into Fairfax Baptist Church’s fellowship hall to discuss affordable housing in the City of Fairfax. And that church’s pastor, the Rev. Henry Brinton, got right to the point.

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Many Herndon Residents in Opposition to November Elections

Town Council holds second public hearing on possible town charter changes.

Herndon’s town council heard from another crowd of residents about proposed changes to the town’s election process. Residents for and against changes to the number of years councilmembers and the mayor serve and moving the election to November spoke out at Nov. 11 town council public hearing.

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Parisot Wins Republican Primary

More than 1,400 area Republicans show up to vote.

With Barbara Comstock filling in the 10th Congressional district’s seat, two candidates are closing in on her current position. Democrat Kathleen Murphy and Republican Craig Parisot, both now officially endorsed by their parties, are vying for the 34th House of Delegates seat via special election to be held Jan. 6, 2015.

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Scouts in Centreville hold Soap Box Derby

Boy Scout Troop 893 of Centreville held its second Soap Box Derby on Oct. 12 at Bull Run Park. Soap box derby is an annual scouting tradition where Scouting patrols build cars out of wood and race them against one another.

Every state and local office that represents Potomac was on the ballot Nov. 4.

Every state and local office that represents Potomac was on the ballot Nov. 4.

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Fairfax City Votes

Voters turn out for mid-term election.

Jon Chu, of Fairfax City, entered the polling booth at Christ Lutheran Church on Meredith Drive, ready to experience civic duty in action. Except he is only 14. Accompanied by his grandparents, Chu is there to help them translate and understand, as they vote in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Centreview Election Results

Election Results

Election Results

Election Results

Steady Voter Turnout at Fairfax's Greenbriar East

More than a third of those registered there voted Tuesday.

Most voters at Greenbriar East Elementary (GBE) didn’t want to reveal specifics about which candidates they voted for on Tuesday, but they did share their reasons for casting their ballots, in general.

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2014 Maryland and Montgomery County Election Results

Except for the results at the top of the ticket, Montgomery County continues to have 100 percent Democratic elected officials.

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Northern Virginia Democrats Hold Their Ground

In uneasy election, Beyer takes 8th district, but leaves Senate too close to call.

Despite the election still being too close to call, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner gave his supporters at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City a full smile and a victory speech. With less than 1 percent of the vote favoring Warner over his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, the question is whether or not Gillespie will ask for a recount. But if this was troubling Warner as much as it was the Democrats gathered the night of Nov 4, he didn’t show it.

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Comstock Wins 10th District Race

Comstock scores resounding 17-point victory over Democratic opponent John Foust.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Republican Del. Barbara Comstock entered the Hilton ballroom in Ashburn to the tune of her favorite song - “This One’s for the Girls” sung by Martina McBride. The sassy, defiant country anthem – which tells girls to “stand your ground when everyone’s giving in” – struck the right chord with Comstock’s supporters, who chanted and clapped along with the music as Comstock took the stage to deliver her victory speech.

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Gerry Gets Things Done

Democratic incumbent Connolly fends off Republican challenger Suzanne Scholte.

As Huey Lewis and the News’ “Power of Love” poppy ballad led a soundtrack infused with ’80s pop and modern country music, the mood at the DoubleTree Crystal City hotel in Arlington ebbed and flowed between elated cheers and frustrated boos.

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Paper Trail

Single voting method helps streamline the process.

When it comes to voting, paper is the past, the present and the future. The assistant chief election officer at Robinson Secondary school James Emery Jr. of Fairfax said paper is too valuable as a voting record to abandon.

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Steady Election Turnout in Reston and Herndon

Voters aware of new photo ID requirement.

Midterm elections were held throughout Virginia on Nov. 4, with voting stations open at locations throughout the commonwealth’s 95 counties. “There will be approximately 2,500 election officers working at the county’s 238 precincts,” stated Lisa M. Connors, public information officer for Fairfax County.

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