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  • County Government Politics Top Stories Herrity: Proposed tax rate “dead on arrival”

    Herrity: Proposed tax rate “dead on arrival”

    Fairfax County voters have always been generous, approving one bond issue after another and quietly accepting steadily increasing property taxes, car taxes and a wide range of fees and taxes imposed exclusively on Northern Virginia taxpayers while sparing those in other parts of the state. But Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) thinks the Board of Supervisors’ latest budget proposal may be going a bit far. By an 8-2 vote yesterday, the board approved advertising the tax rate for fiscal year 2015 […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Look out! Fairfax streets still icy as temps stay below freezing

    Look out! Fairfax streets still icy as temps stay below freezing

    Ice continues to be the major issue facing northern Virginia drivers and 2,000 Virginia Department of Transportation trucks today (Tuesday). “Ice is unavoidable under these conditions,” said Branco Vlacich. “We ask drivers to be alert to changing conditions, even on cleared roads, as snow and slush will melt under traffic and sunlight and refreeze in frigid temperatures.” Salt alone becomes ineffective below 20 degrees, but a salt/sand mix will be used in conjunction with traffic and sun to help the melting […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Transportation Fairfax schools closed Tuesday in wake of Storm Titan

    Fairfax schools closed Tuesday in wake of Storm Titan

    UPDATED All Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will be closed on Tuesday, March 4. School offices will be open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers also will be  closed. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are cancelled: • Extracurricular activities. • Interscholastic contests. • Team practices. • Field trips. • Middle school after-school programs. • Professional learning and training courses. • All adult and community education classes. • Recreation programs and […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Winter storm warning issued for Fairfax Monday

    Winter storm warning issued for Fairfax Monday

    The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning from Midnight tonight (3/2/14) to 6:00 PM Monday (3/3/14).  Freezing rain to sleet then heavy snow. Accumulations  of 1/10th of an inch of ice, then 8 to 12 inches of snow. Timing: Freezing rain & sleet will begin overnight tonight, changing to heavy snow late tonight and continuing throughMonday. Temps will drop from the low 30s around midnight to mid 20s, then low 20s through Monday. Winds: North 10-15 mph with Gusts up to 25 mph. Very hazardous travel […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Transportation Virginia, Maryland, DC commit $75 million to Metro’s “Momentum” plan

    Virginia, Maryland, DC commit $75 million to Metro’s “Momentum” plan

    Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles today applauded an increased capital commitment of $75 million by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, saying that it marked an important down payment towards Metro’s “Momentum” strategic plan to reduce crowding and add system capacity. The funding announcement was made jointly by the region’s three leaders today following a National Capital Regional Meeting in Arlington. “Thanks to the strong leadership of Mayor […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Vienna Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman dies

    Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman dies

    Longtime Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. Seeman was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer in June of last year and had since been receiving treatment while continuing to serve as Mayor. “Mayor Seeman has left us all with the legacy of how to be a model citizen, through her leadership, education and service to the community with a caring compassion to others,” said Vice Mayor Carey Sienicki. “She has left a positive […]

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  • Police & Crime Top Stories Eye-catching police car is supposed to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road

    Eye-catching police car is supposed to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road

    Fairfax Police would like drivers to remember to keep their eyes on the road and pay attention to what they’re doing. So they’ve come up with a decked-out police car that’s almost guaranteed to be a distraction. The 2013 Ford Taurus is equipped with all the essential instruments of other police vehicles, but looks quite different: it’s completely wrapped in public safety messages. In partnership with Transurban and the Fairfax Law Enforcement Foundation, the cruiser is designed to increase public awareness […]

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  • Business Op-Eds Politics Top Stories Op-Ed: Business and labor must work together in Virginia

    Op-Ed: Business and labor must work together in Virginia

    By Dennis L. Martire Today in Virginia, massive development projects are going up everywhere. From the Dulles Corridor to Tyson’s Corner, massive construction projects are being completed and politicians are proclaiming that these development projects signal an unprecedented era of prosperity for business. However, people who make such claims demonstrate a staggering myopia. The people who are approving these projects need to ask themselves how all of these development projects are going to benefit the American worker and the local […]

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