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This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Fairfax County, Virginia, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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    Gillespie gains but Warner leads 51-44 as Election Day nears

    With the election less than a week away, Republican Ed Gillespie has narrowed the gap, but Democratic Sen. Mark Warner’s broad-based support still gives him a solid lead in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Likely voters favor Warner by 51%, compared with 44% for Gillespie, according to the survey. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis holds a 2% share of the overall vote, with only […]

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  • Education Top Stories It’s official: Fairfax high schools to open after 8 a.m.

    It’s official: Fairfax high schools to open after 8 a.m.

    Citing the clear health benefits for adolescents, the Fairfax County School Board approved a recommendation for starting high schools later, between 8 and 8:10 a.m. and ending between 2:45 and 2:55 p.m. This change, which will begin in the 2015-16 school year, will benefit more than 57,000 high school students representing more than 30 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) student population. The School Board’s decision reflects a start time change for all four years of high school, a […]

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  • Education Employment Top Stories NOVA launches STEM initiative to meet demand for skilled workers

    NOVA launches STEM initiative to meet demand for skilled workers

    According to “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will increase by 32 percent in Virginia by 2020, More than 90 percent of those jobs will require postsecondary education. Northern Virginia Community College is responding to this demand by creating a collegewide initiative to persuade more students to pursue two- and four-year STEM degrees. “An urgent need exists […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Poll: Warner leads Gillespie 51-39

    Poll: Warner leads Gillespie 51-39

    Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has converted some undecided voters since Labor Day, but Democratic Sen. Mark Warner still holds a commanding lead in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Likely voters favor Warner by 51%, compared with 39% for Gillespie, according to the survey. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis holds a 3% share of the overall vote, with 7% undecided. Warner’s lead is broad, as […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in Virginia

    Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in Virginia

    The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review pending gay-marriage cases in Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin, sidestepping for now the question of whether there is a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The surprise ruling suggests the high court will stay out of state gay-marriage cases, although action by a federal appeals court upholding state bans could eventually force the court to reconsider. “This is a historic and long overdue moment for our Commonwealth and our country,” said Gov. […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Poll: Virginians back strikes on ISIS, support deployment to fight Ebola

    Poll: Virginians back strikes on ISIS, support deployment to fight Ebola

    A strong, bipartisan majority of Virginia voters approve of President Obama’s military campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Overall, 63% of voters approve and 28% disapprove of the strikes against ISIS, but on this question and others, the results in the foreign policy survey show a clear partisan divide. For example, far more Democrats approve of the military campaign (81%) […]

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  • County Government Health Top Stories Combating heroin use in Fairfax County

    Combating heroin use in Fairfax County

    The Fairfax County Board has passed a proposal by Supervisor Pat Herrity to examine the growing use of heroin in the county. The board voted to direct the county staff to prepare a report documenting the extent of the problem and recommending next steps. “Heroin is here, it is on our doorstep, it is in our communities, and it often goes unnoticed,” Herrity said. “This problem ranges through all demographics, it doesn’t have a ‘face,’ and for that reason often […]

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    Poll: Redskins should keep their name

    By a margin of more than 3 to 1, Virginia voters say the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Overall, 71% of voters support keeping the name, which has been challenged as racist, while 21% said it should be changed. Asked if the name is offensive to Native American Indians, 68% said no, and 23% said yes. Political party identification […]

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