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  • Politics Top Stories Vigil at NRA headquarters marks Newtown anniversary

    Vigil at NRA headquarters marks Newtown anniversary

    A large crowd of demonstrators spent a cold, snowy Saturday outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association on Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, marking the first anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 26 students and teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It was one of many demonstrations and vigils around the United States, most of them focused on the NRA’s continued opposition to new gun control measures. Speakers at the Fairfax rally blamed the […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories VDOT prepares for a wintry mix weekend

    VDOT prepares for a wintry mix weekend

    Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are pre-treating roads in northern Virginia today in advance of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected Saturday. Drivers should watch for slow-moving vehicles pre-treating roads through this evening. By 8 a.m. Saturday, almost 700 trucks will be on duty in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties to handle snow and ice on roads and bridges. “Please be aware that road conditions will fluctuate as snow turns to sleet and freezing rain,” said Branco Vlacich, VDOT’s district […]

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  • Top Stories Transportation McDonnell: 19 firms offer recommendations to unclog I-66

    McDonnell: 19 firms offer recommendations to unclog I-66

    Governor Bob McDonnell says 19 private-sector firms have offered recommendations for solutions to improve Interstate 66. The recommendations are in response to a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Commonwealth in late June. The RFI sought innovative and creative solutions to ease the congested I-66 corridor from the Capital Beltway to Route 15 in Haymarket. “The RFI is part of the Commonwealth’s plan to transform I-66 from a highly congested corridor to a multi-modal transportation facility that moves traffic […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Round 2: 4 to 6 inches of snow forecast Tuesday; Fairfax schools closed

    Round 2: 4 to 6 inches of snow forecast Tuesday; Fairfax schools closed

    It’s not over yet. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. Tuesday. A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow will make travel hazardous. Snow, heavy at times, could perhaps be mixed with sleet at the onset of the precipitation with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches in the forecast. The latest weather update from the National Weather Service indicates the start of the heaviest snowfall this morning in Fairfax County will be between 7-10 a.m., […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Wintry mix clears … for now; Fairfax schools, courts, some parks, libraries closed

    Wintry mix clears … for now; Fairfax schools, courts, some parks, libraries closed

    Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today (Monday) as the area deals with the early winter storm that has brought rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow to the region. More than 2,000 salt trucks and plows have been working to keep roads passable in northern Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews are plowing as well as heavily salting roads and will continue to do so through the Monday morning rush hours. While roads are passable, ramps, bridges […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories VDOT, Metro prepare for icy Sunday

    VDOT, Metro prepare for icy Sunday

    VDOT and Metro are preparing for the predicted blast of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday. VDOT crews are pre-treating roads in northern Virginia today in advance of snow, sleet and freezing rain forecast for tomorrow. Drivers should watch for slow-moving vehicles pre-treating roads through this evening. Metro, meanwhile, has canceled all track work tomorrow to free crews for weather-related chores. The system will operate on a regular weekend schedule. VDOT said that by 8 a.m. Sunday, almost 800 trucks […]

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  • Education Top Stories School Board votes to acquire office building for use as elementary school

    School Board votes to acquire office building for use as elementary school

    The Fairfax County School Board has adopted a resolution approving the proposed public use of a five-story office building in the Seven Corners area as an elementary school, designed to provide enrollment relief for the severely overcrowded Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences. The Board resolution approves the use of the property at 6245 Leesburg Pike in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County as an elementary school and directs the superintendent or assistant superintendent for facilities and […]

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  • County Government Top Stories Fairfax County adopts new noise law for residential areas

    Fairfax County adopts new noise law for residential areas

    Fairfax County has a new noise ordinance but it’s only temporary, thanks to a court ruling against Virginia Beach’s noise law. Fairfax supervisors say will conduct a “comprehensive overhaul” of noise ordinances. The new noise law, which went into effect immediately, is limited to residential areas. The new law only applies to noise within residential buildings and areas — not sounds coming from commercial, industrial and government properties. Dog parks are not covered, for example. Also, it only applies to noises that […]

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