Voting restrictions, abortion restrictions, DUI restrictions, fewer gun restrictions, more go into effect July 1.
A plethora of new laws will go into effect in the Commonwealth on July 1, including restrictive new procedures for voting, and the loosening of multiple gun regulations.
No reason for police to exercise "blanket" approach, shielding every document in every case.
Connection readers know that we respect and appreciate our public safety professionals.
Hundreds of horses and riders, including at least one rider headed to London on the shortlist for the Olympics — Allison Springer — converged at Bittersweet Field this weekend, June 16-17, for the Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials.
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The summer is in full swing at the Connection, with many interns and staff members focused on some light and some more serious summer projects.
Strategic partnerships with businesses, community organizations, benefit public good and fill gaps since government cannot do it all.
A few weeks ago, the Connection was lucky enough to be included in a group of Fairfax County organizations honored for their efforts in giving back to the community.
Statewide primary on Tuesday, June 12.
On Tuesday, June 12, Virginia will hold a statewide Republican primary for U.S. Senate, plus numerous more local primaries for U.S. House of Representatives and localities.
The boat ramp into Seneca Creek at Riley's Lock is the the busiest boat ramp in Montgomery County, and on Memorial Day, a steady stream of people with motor boats, jet skis, canoes and kayaks used the ramp to begin their outings on the Potomac River. Corporal Daniel Yankie of the Maryland Natural Resources Police took the early season opportunity to remind boaters about wearing personal floatation devices (PFDs) and other safety measures. He checked registrations and chatted with boaters coming out of the water on Monday evening, May 28, writing a few citations and warnings. Yankie noted that the stretch of the Potomac River in Montgomery County that runs south of Blockhouse Point is the most dangerous area along the river, with the most drownings. The river northwest of Riley's Lock is calm and flat. The resources police also look for boaters who might be impaired from drinking during their excursions on the river. For more information on water trails, the location of boat ramps and boating regulations in Maryland, see http://www.dnr.state.md.us/boating.
It is that time again, the time from proms to graduation, and all the celebrations that come with it. It's lovely to think, from a distance, that this is a happy and uncomplicated time for teens as the school year winds down, many look forward to college in the fall and a summer of internships or other interesting activities.
Time to honor, also time to ensure proper care of veterans.
In February, Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, 49, of Fairfax, was the highest ranking military officer to die in the war on terror.
Potomac River has made great strides, has miles to go to save the Bay.
Unless your home is served by well water, you are almost certainly among the five million people in the Washington Metropolitan area who get their drinking water from the Potomac River.
With E-Z Pass transponder on the windshield, you should know what you're about to pay; whatever it is, it's going up.
Despite the high number of drivers in Northern Virginia who already have an E-Z Pass transponder, when the HOT-Lanes open on the Beltway, there will be pressure for many more drivers to subscribe.
Spring discussion on hypothermia shelters could help preparations for winter.
In February, 2007, 59-year-old Robert Bruce Miller was found dead outdoors in Chantilly. Miller was homeless, known to businesses and residents in the area. He died of hypothermia, exposure to the cold.
VPA Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service; plus 44 other awards.
The Connection Newspapers was awarded the Virginia Press Association Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service last Saturday, April 21, "for exhaustive coverage of homelessness in the newspaper's circulation area."
Great Egrets winter in Mexico and South America and breed along the shore, passing through this area in migration.
Commonwealth will collect the dividends, but refuses to invest; Northern Virginia pays.
Northern Virginia localities should together commission a study now to determine how much growth is stimulated by the opening of the Metro stations in Tysons and along the toll road out to Dulles, how many new jobs created, quantify how much that growth leads to increased income and sales tax, and how much revenue (taxes) would get shipped off to Commonwealth coffers.
A customer had his nearly new 2011 Toyota Camry towed into Alexandra Toyota because the transmission would not shift.
Empowering bystanders to intervene, students to set boundaries.
With a controversial and much discussed new movie, "Bully," coming out this week, local school districts continue to wrestle with the issue of bullying in the schools.
Virginia gets a failing grade on ethics rules.
The State Integrity Investigation is "designed to expose practices that undermine trust in state capitols — and spotlight the states that are doing things right."
While small mammals like mice and chipmunks are the favorite food of the Red-shouldered Hawk, next on the list are song birds.
Poor families face challenges that officials and many of the rest of us have trouble envisioning.
The Commonwealth of Virginia and even Northern Virginia includes many poor families and individuals. But officials seem to have trouble wrapping their brains around some of the difficulties this can cause.
Turning back the clock in Richmond.
Who could have anticipated that our elected officials would take African-American History month and Women's History month so seriously that they would literally try to turn back the clock?
Unseasonably warm temperatures around Potomac have resulted in early spring flowers, like these daffodils.
Cleaning up the water that runs into the Chesapeake Bay will help create jobs and economic activity in Virginia.
A plan to raise $300 million in bonds to upgrade wastewater treatment plants around the commonwealth stalled in a House of Delegates committee last week, a setback in meeting EPA requirements to clean up the water that leads to the Bay.
Families who home-school their children in this area take a burden off crowded schools, and off taxpayers who pay on average between $12,000 and $16,000 per year per child in school depending on where in Northern Virginia.
Always entertaining, the high-stakes session of the Virginia General Assembly reaches new heights this month.
The user-friendly website for the Virginia General Assembly plus live-streaming of the legislative sessions might make you believe that most of the important decisions in Richmond are being made out in the sunshine.
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