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Fairfax NAACP Wins National NAACP Thalheimer Award Again

Community News at a Glance

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Town of Vienna Holds Naturalization Ceremony.

The door opens for dreams to come true.

Naturalization

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More on Herndon/Comstock Redevelopment Project

Town Manager Ashton resigns.

Town Manager Ashton resigns.

NVFS Looks for Assistance with School Supply Drive

Participate now through July 24.

Participate now through July 24.

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Dedicated Traffic Officer Named for McLean

Dedicated Traffic Officer Named for McLean

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Data Center Zoning Amendment at Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 16

Data Center Zoning Amendment at Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 16

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Low-flow Level on Potomac River Kicks off Monitoring.

Low-flow Level on Potomac River Kicks off Monitoring.

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Sheriff’s Office, ICE Square Off

Springfield rapist of Herndon child sentenced; found to possess child sexual abuse material says U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A June 27 press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, reported that a “Honduran national who raped a 13-year-old victim was sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and assaulting a federal officer.”

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Highlights of Virginia LCV’s Scored Legislation Patroned by Lawmakers of the Fairfax County Delegation to the General Assembly

LCV’s positions and governor’s actions.

Gov. Youngkin vetoed 201 bills in 2024, including bipartisan environmental protection legislation. Virginia LCV classified scored legislation into five categories: energy and climate, good government, land conservation, land use and transportation, and water quality. Virginia LCV provided its position, whether supporting or opposing the bills, and compared such against Gov. Youngkin’s actions, whether he signed the bills into law or vetoed them.

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Virginia League of Conservation Voters 2024 General Assembly Conservation Scorecard Released

Fairfax’s state legislators sweep the Scorecard’s honor roll.

Of the 22 elected officials in the Virginia General Assembly who represent all, or a portion of, the citizens of Fairfax County, 19 achieved a perfect score of 100 percent, earning the honorary title of "Legislative Hero” from the Virginia LCV. The remaining three achieved a near-perfect score of 95 percent, earning them the title of "2024 Legislative Leader."

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