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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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  • Arlington Top Stories Transportation Washington Blvd. closing at Jeff Davis Highway

    Washington Blvd. closing at Jeff Davis Highway

    Beginning Monday, April 27, crews will reduce traffic from three lanes to two in each direction on Washington Boulevard (Route 27) over Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 110) in Arlington. For the duration of the project, the lane reduction will allow crews room to replace and widen the structurally deficient, 74-year-old bridge where work began last month. Drivers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes if possible, particularly northbound during the a.m. rush hour, where drivers could experience a […]

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  • Top Stories Transportation Plans to toll I-66? Not so fast, say four NoVa Congressmen

    Plans to toll I-66? Not so fast, say four NoVa Congressmen

    There is rising opposition from Fairfax County residents to plans to add toll lanes and tighten HOV restrictions on I-66 outside the Beltway, as well as a growing feeling that Fairfax lives and property are somehow worth less than those in Arlington, which has choked off all but the merest trickle of traffic since I-66 opened. Today, four Northern Virginia congressmen warned Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne not to move too fast with the controversial plans, saying they are deeply […]

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  • Education Fairfax Top Stories Transportation GMU’s Campus Drive opens Saturday

    GMU’s Campus Drive opens Saturday

    By Buzz McClain George Mason University After four years of planning, design and construction, Campus Drive officially opens Saturday, April 18, with a day of celebration. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Field House on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. Mason president Ángel Cabrera will be joined in the ribbon cutting by state and local leaders who were instrumental in the road project, which was built with $15 million in state funds. The new road, which includes a traffic and pedestrian […]

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  • Chantilly Top Stories Transportation Final milling and paving underway on Stringfellow Road

    Final milling and paving underway on Stringfellow Road

    Crews begin several weeks of final milling and paving today at the Stringfellow Road widening project in Chantilly. Milling begins today to tie in intersections at Fair Lakes Boulevard, Route 50 and streets between. Final paving will begin around April 17 and last through May 4. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes during the work, as there will be one lane closed in each direction daily, as well as intermittent intersection detours. All lanes will reopen each afternoon. Fairfax […]

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  • Education Entertainment & Events Fairfax Top Stories GMU Center for the Arts announces 25th season

    GMU Center for the Arts announces 25th season

    Celebrating 25 years of bringing outstanding performing arts to George Mason University and audiences in the greater Washington, D.C. area, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax announces its2015-2016 Great Performances at Mason season, featuring a collection of renowned artists and ensembles from across the globe. The season begins in September 2015 and continues through May 2016. “Our 25th anniversary season continues to provide a remarkable variety of performing arts that both entertains and educates,” said Thomas Reynolds, […]

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  • Real Estate Top Stories Fairfax March home sales spike on pent-up demand from long cold winter

    Fairfax March home sales spike on pent-up demand from long cold winter

    Northern Virginia home sales spiked 14 percent in March, setting the stage for what many hope will be a vibrant spring selling season. But the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors notes that the sales spike may be partly due to the unusually cold winter. “The 14 percent increase in home sales this past March is a trend to celebrate, however we must remember that the 2014 winter polar vortex cast a huge chill on early 2014 home sales,” said Mary Bayat, the […]

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  • County Government Top Stories Listen — new Fairfax County noise ordinance in the works

    Listen — new Fairfax County noise ordinance in the works

    It’s been awhile since Fairfax County had a comprehensive noise ordinance, but that may not be the case much longer. The Board of Supervisors has a proposed new ordinance that will be open for public comment at a hearing tentatively set for May 12. The new rules cover everything from lawn mowers, barking dogs, loudspeakers at athletic fields, and industrial operations. Supervisors say they tried to balance the need to get things done with residents’ quality of life, limiting certain noises to […]

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  • Business Politics Top Stories Virginia, D.C. file brief supporting Obama’s immigration actions

    Virginia, D.C. file brief supporting Obama’s immigration actions

    Virginia, the District of Columbia and 14 other states today filed an Amicus Brief in support of President Obama’s immigration actions. “I commend Attorney General Herring for joining 14 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief in support of President Obama’s immigration actions which allow undocumented workers who are living, working, and paying taxes in the United States to lawfully stay in this country. As the brief notes, these actions will have positive benefits to the Virginia […]

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