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Northam Outlines Educational Priorities

Fairfax Education Association provides the forum for candidate Northam’s vision for public education in Virginia.

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Area agencies, organizations and citizens engage to raise awareness and prevent deaths.

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Learning to Face Opioid Overdose Crisis

Chris Atwood Foundation hosts training on opioid overdose reversal.

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Cooper’s Hawk Brings Wine and Dine Experience to Reston

Cooper’s Hawk Brings Wine and Dine Experience to Reston

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Deer Management Season Set to Begin

County authorities hold public meetings to detail program and solicit public feedback.

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Running With Tim

10th annual Reston race to promote organ donation and brain aneurysm awareness.

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Fairfax County Pursuing Environmental Goals

Bulova hosts County Environmental Showcase.

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Behind the Badge

Police offer members of the media insight on a “Day in The Life” of local law enforcement providers.

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Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Eileen Curtis

Hundreds attend event for retiring Chamber President and CEO.

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Herndon Becoming ‘Dementia Friendly Community’

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly hosts Alzheimer’s Town Hall.

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Diverse Field Seeks to Unseat LeMunyon in 67th Race

Three Democrats with similar views, divergent experience.

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Opinion: A Meal Among Neighbors

American Turkish Friendship Association and County dine together for Ramadan.

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Police Practices Improve, Citizens Demand More

Board cites progress on Police Practices improvements, but some citizens demand more.

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Debate Can Be Civil, Too

Party platforms and civil discourse highlight forum for Lieutenant Governor candidates.

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Investing in the Community

The Wise Investor Group supports Embry Rucker Shelter during Baird Gives Back Week.

The Wise Investor Group supports Embry Rucker Shelter

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Fairfax County Launches Innovation Challenge

Challenge brings together several hundred attendees who “might normally not cross paths.”

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Riders Race Against Diabetes in NoVa Tour de Cure in Reston

More than 500 bicyclists participate in fundraising ride.

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A Long Time Coming, But Finally Here

Beulah Road Walkway officially opened.

Beulah Road Walkway officially opened.

Fairfax County Board Approves Budget Mark-Up with 8-2 Vote

Final adoption of the county budget takes place on May 2.

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Fairfax County Moves Step Closer to Approving FY 2018 Budget

More funds recommended for Diversion First, schools.

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Leading Globally Matters Locally

Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.

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Combatting Domestic and Sexual Violence

Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.

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Immigration Enforcement Is Feds’ Responsibility

Clarifying county’s stance on immigration sparks sharp exchange among supervisors.

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Horsemanship Event a Celebration of Human and Equine Spirit

Students from Spirit Open Equestrian Program shine at Ride4SPIRIT.

Horse show

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Ending Homelessness: ‘It Can Be Done’

Housing and homeless services providers discuss “Complex needs and promising solutions.”

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Wings for All

Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.

Diversion First in Wait-and-See Mode

Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.

Leadership Fairfax Hosts Breakfast with Supervisors

On Friday, March 10, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) held its annual Breakfast with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 26th time.

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Optimistic About State of Hospitality

Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.

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Hunter Mill District Community Summit Held

Budgets, education, economic climate, immigration and Metro all on the agenda.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins held a community summit on Saturday, March 4 at the Frying Pan Park Visitors Center in Herndon.

Educating Customers Is Key to Success

New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.

It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.

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Environmental Coalition Calls on County to Recommit

Faith communities coalition wants dedicated Energy Office

As Fairfax County prepares to update its formal Environmental Vision, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is calling on local elected officials to recommit to the environmental protection pledge they adopted under then-Chairman Gerry Connolly.

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Herndon-Reston Indivisible Group Ready for Action

Movement started as a Google Doc has taken off.

The Indivisible movement. It started as a Google Doc guide.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

Fairfax County Solicits Public Input on Environmental Vision

Online survey open through March 6.

Fairfax County is preparing to update the Environmental Excellence 20-Year Vision Plan (Environmental Vision) and the public is urged to weigh in via an online survey.

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Fairfax County Executive Proposes $4.10 Billion Budget

Calls for no increase in real estate taxes; falls $61 million short of schools’ request.

An exercise in “triage and trade-offs” was how Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel Storck described the FY 2018 budget as proposed by County Executive Ed Long to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Standing Together at ADAMS

Peace rally draws hundreds against immigration ban.

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) campus has one foot in Fairfax County and the rest of the property in Loudoun. On Friday, it drew hundreds of people from all around the Northern Virginia region to show their support for the members of one of the largest mosques in the country at an event that featured appearances by Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.

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Know Your Rights – ADAMS Hosts Travel Ban Legal Forum

In the wake of President Trump’s executive orders cancelling or suspending visas and banning – at least temporarily - entry into United States by travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaders at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) quickly organized a legal forum to inform people of their rights under the new regulations.

Bulova Calls for Land Use Engagement

Board of Supervisors chairman to host Community Council on Land Use Engagement.

At the Jan. 24 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS), Chairman Sharon Bulova handed the gavel to Vice Chairman Penelope Gross (D-Mason District), and proceeded to utilize a “Chairman’s Initiative” to introduce a “Board Matter” of her own.

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Rocky Road Ahead

Governor, business leaders and analysts offer insights on regional economy.

The road signs along the highway to the region’s economic future are a bit difficult to read, sometimes pointing positively one way, and at other times seeming to indicate slow downs and hazards ahead, according to speakers and panelists at last week’s regional economic conference.

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Oh, The #Adulting You’ll Do

Reston resident writes for children and adults.

Alissa Buoni knows a thing or two about how to talk to kids. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in School Counseling from The George Washington University. She uses all of that experience - personal and educational - in her debut children’s book “Oh, The #Adulting You’ll Do.”

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