- Fairfax County Government will be open Wednesday.
- Fairfax County Public Schools and offices will open on time. Individual schools that may have power outages will be reassessed in the morning. Parents are being asked to be patient as buses may need to work around road closures in some parts of the county and bus routes may be delayed.
- Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be open.
- Absentee Voting — Seven satellite locations with extended hours noon to 8 p.m. and at the Government Center with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Suite 323.
- Trash Pickup — Regular schedule, including Tuesday customers. More information, including debris pick up.
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Virginia voters would choose Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the 2016 presidential election were held now, according to a poll released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton beats a lineup of other potential Republican candidates in head-to-head contests, but has lost ground to them since a Wason Center poll in February. “Battleground Virginia will live up to its name in 2016,” said Tom Kramer, assistant director of […]Read more →
Business Real Estate Top Stories
The real estate market in Northern Virginia saw increases in median sale prices in a number of areas when compared to the same month last year, including an 11 percent rise in Arlington County. Alexandria City saw median sale price rise by 8 percent, and Fairfax County experienced a 4 percent increase. Prince William County experienced no change, while Loudoun County had a small 1 percent decrease in median sale price. Compared to March 2014, the number of units sold […]Read more →
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U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation with Senate and House colleagues today to help save millions of federal dollars by curbing erroneous federal payments to deceased individuals. Government Accountability Office watchdogs estimate federal agencies disbursed nearly $125 billion in improper payments to ineligible recipients last year. A recent investigation by CBS News’ 60 Minutes reported that more than $1 billion in farm subsidies and disaster aid was paid to 170,000 dead […]Read more →
County Government Politics Top Stories
Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 7 to 3 to raise taxes on Fairfax County homeowners. This year’s $185 dollar property tax rate increase on the average homeowner results in a 16% tax increase over the last 3 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R–Springfield) again voted against the rate after recommending ways spending could be reduced at the board’s budget markup session. Supervisors Michael Frey (R – Sully) and Linda Smyth (D – Providence) also voted against the budget. […]Read more →
Top Stories Transportation
Metro will soon begin offering car sharing services to more customers at more Metrorail stations as a result of a new partnership with Enterprise CarShare. Metro today announced that effective June 1, Enterprise will start providing car sharing service at 125 Metro-owned parking spaces located in 45 Metrorail stations and, in the near future, will expand up to 190 spaces. The revenue-generating contract with Enterprise will compensate Metro throughout a five-year term and was based on a Best Value procurement […]Read more →
Arlington Top Stories Transportation
Beginning Monday, April 27, crews will reduce traffic from three lanes to two in each direction on Washington Boulevard (Route 27) over Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 110) in Arlington. For the duration of the project, the lane reduction will allow crews room to replace and widen the structurally deficient, 74-year-old bridge where work began last month. Drivers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes if possible, particularly northbound during the a.m. rush hour, where drivers could experience a […]Read more →
Top Stories Transportation
There is rising opposition from Fairfax County residents to plans to add toll lanes and tighten HOV restrictions on I-66 outside the Beltway, as well as a growing feeling that Fairfax lives and property are somehow worth less than those in Arlington, which has choked off all but the merest trickle of traffic since I-66 opened. Today, four Northern Virginia congressmen warned Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne not to move too fast with the controversial plans, saying they are deeply […]Read more →
Education Fairfax Top Stories Transportation
By Buzz McClain George Mason University After four years of planning, design and construction, Campus Drive officially opens Saturday, April 18, with a day of celebration. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Field House on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. Mason president Ángel Cabrera will be joined in the ribbon cutting by state and local leaders who were instrumental in the road project, which was built with $15 million in state funds. The new road, which includes a traffic and pedestrian […]Read more →