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FairfaxNews Terms of Service and Site User Agreement

Welcome to the website (“FairfaxNews.com”) of FairfaxNews LLC. FairfaxNews.com is the website whose home page is located at www.FairfaxNews.com and includes all web pages whose domain name contains the following: www.FairfaxNews.com. Fairfax News LLC may also operate other websites that don’t contain these domain names. This User Agreement does not apply to those websites (unless those websites specifically link to this Site User Agreement) and the terms of the user agreements for those other Fairfax News LLC websites may differ from the terms of this Site User Agreement. Please read this Site User Agreement carefully, including the Privacy Policy.

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Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “trojan horses” or other destructive materials to FairfaxNews.com, we do not guarantee or warrant that FairfaxNews.com or materials that may be downloaded from FairfaxNews.com are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.

We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in FairfaxNews.com, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of FairfaxNews.com or your breach of any provision of this user agreement.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate FairfaxNews.com and this Service User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Service User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

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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    Open season on pedestrians; five killed in hit-and-run accidents

    It’s dangerous out there for pedestrians and bicyclists. Virginia State Police say five pedestrians and one biker have been struck and killed in hit-and-run accidents in the past two months. Many more have been injured, including two men who were struck in an Arlington parking lot, allegedly by a Fairfax woman, earlier this week. In the Arlington incident, Alexandra Mendez, 39, was arrested at her Fairfax home and was being held in the Arlington Adult Detention Center. She is accused […]

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  • Floods & Natural Disasters Top Stories Winter storm threatens Monday’s commute

    Winter storm threatens Monday’s commute

    Beginning with the Monday morning commute, the Virginia Department of Transportation is asking drivers to plan for the next 36 hours, as crews prepare for the next three rush hours to be impacted by a wintry mix and up to five inches of snow. “Drivers who go to work Monday will likely have a more difficult time getting home with a wintry mix and snow forecasted to continue throughout the day,” said Branco Vlacich, VDOT’s district maintenance engineer for northern […]

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  • Top Stories Transportation Warner, Connolly on Metro: “Some answers but a lot of questions remain”

    Warner, Connolly on Metro: “Some answers but a lot of questions remain”

    The virtual blackout on information about the Jan. 12 Metro accident that killed one woman and hospitalized more than 80 others continued today, with a few rays of light getting through as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) briefed members of the Virginia, Maryland and District Congressional delegations. Shamefully, all agencies except the D.C. City Council have kept the taxpayers and commuters who pay for the Metro system in the dark, assuring them […]

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  • Centreville Chantilly Clifton County Government Oakton Politics Top Stories Schoeneman announces candidacy to succeed Frey in Sully District

    Schoeneman announces candidacy to succeed Frey in Sully District

    Fairfax County Electoral Board Secretary Brian Schoeneman has announced his intent to run for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, seeking the seat being vacated by Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully), who announced his retirement on Monday. Schoeneman immediately picked up the endorsement of Pat Herrity (R-Springfield), who said he supported Schoeneman “100%.” “Having spent the last two years supervising elections in Fairfax County, I realized that I could better serve my community by putting my name on a ballot, rather […]

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  • County Government Politics Top Stories Sully District’s Michael Frey won’t run again

    Sully District’s Michael Frey won’t run again

    Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey says he will not seek re-election to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Frey, a 24-year veteran, made the announcement in an email to his constituents this morning, saying that during his time on the board, Fairfax County has “grown and developed into one of the most amazing places to live, work and raise a family not just in Northern Virginia but the entire country.” We have an active and engaged community of citizens who work […]

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  • County Government Top Stories Elected county board, school board members prepare to vote themselves a raise

    Elected county board, school board members prepare to vote themselves a raise

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is frequently at odds with the Fairfax County School Board, which relies on the county board for its funding. The schools spend too much, the county board complains. The county pays too little, the school board complains. But on one thing, they both agree: their salaries should be increased. Both the county board and the school board are moving in a stately and steady manner towards giving themselves whopping raises in a year when […]

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  • Top Stories Transportation Connolly, Beyer call for “clear and thorough” probe of fatal Metro accident

    Connolly, Beyer call for “clear and thorough” probe of fatal Metro accident

    Congressmen Don Beyer (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) are calling for a “clear and thorough” investigation of the Metro Yellow Line accident that left at least one person dead and many others ill. “We are heartbroken at the news of today’s events on the Metro line and await a clear and thorough accounting of the events that led to today’s tragedy.  No one should fear for their lives on their commute.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and […]

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  • Politics Top Stories House bill would raise Virginia’s minimum wage to $15.15

    House bill would raise Virginia’s minimum wage to $15.15

    As the 2015 legislative session is gearing up to begin, Delegate Marcus B. Simon (D-53rd) is taking on income inequality by targeting it at the source. One of his top priorities this session is bill HB 1512, legislation he introduced to raise the minimum wage in the Commonwealth to $15.15 per hour. Many residents of the Commonwealth work full time jobs yet still struggle to get by in the high-cost region. The Federal minimum wage has not been indexed to keep […]

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