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  • Politics Top Stories McAuliffe names bipartisan transition committee

    McAuliffe names bipartisan transition committee

    Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his “Common Ground for Virginia” Transition Committee today, a bipartisan group of Virginians from all regions of the Commonwealth who will work with McAuliffe over the next two months. “I am honored to work with this bipartisan group of leaders representing a variety of backgrounds, political persuasions, and regions across the Commonwealth to build a strong and diverse administration that will help me bring Virginians together to grow our economy,” said McAuliffe. “The challenges we face […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Virginians on board with addressing climate change, poll finds

    Virginians on board with addressing climate change, poll finds

    Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, participated in the release of new data showing a broad consensus on climate change and policies to cut greenhouse gas emission prepared by Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick. “House Republicans are keeping their heads in the sand on this issue, but the citizens of Virginia know better,” said Rep. Moran. “We know that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas were not caused by natural factors. We know that the severe temperatures and extreme weather events of […]

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  • Annandale Education Police & Crime Top Stories Poe Middle School principal arrested, charged with embezzlement

    Poe Middle School principal arrested, charged with embezzlement

    Fairfax County Police say the principal of Poe Middle School in Annandale, Sonya Swansbrough, 46, of Woodbridge, and an administrative employee at Jeb Stuart High School, Bethany Speed, 38, of Burke, have been charged with embezzlement and money laundering. Also charged was Brenton Rusnak, 20, of Radford, Swansbrough’s son. He is accused of receiving stolen property. Police said they began an investigation after being contacted by FCPS in late September 2013. The allegations involved falsifying timesheets for personal financial gain. […]

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  • Military Top Stories Observances mark Veteran’s Day around the area

    Observances mark Veteran’s Day around the area

    At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Congressman Gerry Connolly joined veterans today on the Herndon Town Green to honor the service of those who defended our nation in war, as he addressed veterans at a ceremony sponsored by the American Legion, Wayne M. Kidwell, Post 184 in Herndon. “We must remember the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces and we must honor our nation’s sacred trust with our veterans, service members, […]

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  • County Government Op-Eds Politics Top Stories Bulova: Every election is exciting

    Bulova: Every election is exciting

    By Sharon Bulova Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors For me, every election is exciting. I don’t remember the first time I actually voted. I do, however, remember the first election that drew me into the political process. In the Life magazine photo below, I am twelve years old and enthralled by the Kennedy-Nixon race. It was fall of 1960. I remember it as though it was yesterday, driving to the Pikesville, Maryland Armory with my dad and sister, Marmie, […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s acceptance speech

    Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s acceptance speech

    Over the past months, I’ve started speeches thanking a lot of political figures. But I’m so glad that tonight the person introducing me is my best friend and my wife, Dorothy. Just a few weeks ago we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. When we decided to do this campaign, we decided together because we understood that it was a journey we’d be taking together. And Dorothy, I could not be happier to have you at my side. And our five […]

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  • County Government Politics Top Stories Complete election returns now available

    Complete election returns now available

    How did your precinct vote in the Nov. 5 election? You can find out  available here. For complete unofficial district and statewide returns, check the Virginia State Board of Elections Website.  

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  • Top Stories Transportation Drivers beware — it’s deer-breeding season

    Drivers beware — it’s deer-breeding season

    Deer breeding season is here, which means residents and drivers may expect to see increased numbers of the animals on the roadways. Deer movements and behaviors may be unpredictable and deer-vehicle collisions are a serious public safety concern. November and December, statistically, have the highest number of crashes involving deer in Fairfax County and police warn residents to be aware. In 2012, there were 27 crashes involving deer in the month of November, and a total of 140 deer-related crashes […]

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