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  • Education Top Stories Ex-Rep. Tom Davis named GMU Rector

    Ex-Rep. Tom Davis named GMU Rector

    George Mason University’s next rector is former U.S. Representative Tom Davis. Davis, who served seven terms in Congress representing Northern Virginia voters, was elected by his colleagues on George Mason’s Board of Visitors to lead the 16-member board. The board also chose Stu Mendelsohn as vice rector and Kelly McNamara Corley as secretary. Davis has served on Mason’s Board of Visitors since 2013. He was elected to the board after three decades of service representing Fairfax County voters at the […]

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  • Business Real Estate Top Stories Northern Virginia homes selling quickly, Long & Foster reports

    Northern Virginia homes selling quickly, Long & Foster reports

    The Northern Virginia real estate market experienced some positive trends in July. According to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports, median sale prices increased in many parts of the region, and homes are continuing to sell at a quick pace. The Northern Virginia market includes the city of Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are compiled from data from residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Virginia asks Supreme Court for expedited review of gay marriage case

    Virginia asks Supreme Court for expedited review of gay marriage case

    As requested by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Commonwealth of Virginia has filed its response to a motion by the Clerk of Prince William County to stay the 4th Circuit’s ruling regarding marriage equality — meaning that gay marriage would not be permitted in Virginia pending the Supreme Court’s ruling. In its brief, the Commonwealth of Virginia agrees that a stay is warranted because of unintended negative consequences if the Court later rules against marriage equality, and asks the Court […]

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  • Military Top Stories NORAD exercises in D.C. area Tuesday night

    NORAD exercises in D.C. area Tuesday night

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 14-11 Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Flights are scheduled to take place between midnight and 2 a.m. (EDT). The exercise is comprised of a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region (NCR) Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), Civil […]

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  • Entertainment & Events Top Stories University Mall Theatres launches “Save Our Butts” campaign

    University Mall Theatres launches “Save Our Butts” campaign

    The venerable Fairfax institution known as University Mall Theatres has had a hard year. First it had to raise big bucks to install new digital projectors. Then the owners of the mall, across Braddock Rd. from the George Mason University campus, decided to upgrade the mall, resulting in months of construction around the theatres’ entrance, putting a big dent in business. Venerable is sometimes a synonym for scruffy but in the theaters’ case, comfy might be a better word. The […]

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  • Employment Politics Top Stories McAuliffe unveils new workforce development initiative

    McAuliffe unveils new workforce development initiative

    Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. This initiative seeks to overhaul our economy in four ways: increasing postsecondary education and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy. “By better aligning workforce supply to employer demands, we can implement common-sense solutions that will help ensure Virginia’s workers can get the […]

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  • Education Top Stories Transportation Is there enough parking at new Silver Line stations?

    Is there enough parking at new Silver Line stations?

    By Buzz McClain George Mason University Thousands of commuters may wonder if there’s enough parking at the new Wiehle-Reston East stop on Metro’s Silver Line, but few, says Jeong Yun Kweun, will think about the public-private partnership that made it possible. Kweun, a PhD student at George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, is working on a study that may have impact on parking at all the stops, including those not yet built. Kweun’s work will help […]

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  • Education Top Stories Fairfax students face changes when schools open Sept. 2

    Fairfax students face changes when schools open Sept. 2

    An estimated 186,785 students will begin the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, September 2, in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 10th largest school system. When the first bell rings, a number of changes will be in effect that will impact students and parents. They include: New elementary school To alleviate overcrowding at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences, a new elementary school, Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences, will open at 6245 Leesburg […]

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