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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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  • Politics Top Stories Federal judge strikes down Virginia’s anti-gay-marriage amendment

    Federal judge strikes down Virginia’s anti-gay-marriage amendment

    Same-sex marriages are almost legal in Virginia. A federal judge in Norfolk last night struck down Virginia’s law prohibiting such unions but then stayed the ruling pending an appeal to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen said the nation has “arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.” Gov. Terry McAuliffe applauded the decision, saying it would “ensure all Virginians are […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories McAuliffe declares state of emergency as winter storm approaches

    McAuliffe declares state of emergency as winter storm approaches

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency today, an action that authorizes Virginia state agencies to be ready to assist local governments in responding to the major snow storm that is forecast to hit the Commonwealth starting tomorrow. In declaring a state of emergency, the governor authorizes state agencies to identify and position resources for quick response anywhere they are needed in Virginia. “Now is the time for Virginia to get ready for this storm,” said McAuliffe. “This state of […]

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  • Politics Top Stories American Lung Association wants stronger carbon pollution standards in Virginia

    American Lung Association wants stronger carbon pollution standards in Virginia

    American Lung Association in Virginia staff testified today in favor of adopting strong limits on carbon pollution for new power plants at a hearing held by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. ”Our kids with asthma can’t be truly healthy until the air quality improves,” said Laura Kate Bender, coordinator of the Virginia Healthy Air Coalition, in her testimony to EPA. “That’s why our coalition of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and lung disease patients and their families is […]

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  • Police & Crime Top Stories Body found by searchers in missing police reservist case

    Body found by searchers in missing police reservist case

    Updated 2/6: Searchers looking for missing police reservist Kevin W. Quick found a body today in a remote area along the Fluvanna and Goochland county line. State Police are on scene and in the process of identifying the individual and gathering evidence. Updated 2/5:  Three Albemarle County siblings have been charged in connection with the disappearance of a Waynesboro police reservist. Despite Wednesday’s arrests, the search continues for Kevin W. Quick, 45, of Rockfish, Va. Virginia State Police took Mersadies Shelton, 20, […]

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