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Banned person again asked to leave library in Vienna

An employee at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., on July 8 at 12:27 p.m. requested that Vienna police assist with a person who had previously been banned from the library. Police advised the person she was not allowed...

Supervisors to revamp electronic-participation policy

Fairfax County supervisors on July 13 are slated to amend the board’s meeting policy, in accordance with a new state law, to allow members to participate remotely either for personal reasons or to take care of ailing family members. Virginia’s...

Some Vienna leaders want more online-meeting options

For the second straight year, the Vienna Town Council has begun brainstorming on its wish list months ahead of schedule for the next year’s General Assembly session – and focusing on fewer matters in hopes more will gain traction...

Supervisors tap members of boundary panel

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on June 22 appointed 20 people – some of whom are familiar faces – to serve on the county’s 2021 Redistricting Advisory Committee. That body will be tasked with recommending districts to be used...

Data: Congressional delegation tilts further to left

Northern Virginia’s three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives continued traditional norms of low scores in a ranking compiled by the American Conservative Union Foundation, based on votes taken in Congress during 2020. U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-8th)...

Supervisors set timeline for redistricting effort

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 adopted a schedule for this year’s decennial redistricting, and on June 22 will appoint members to a committee that will oversee that process. Unlike most redistricting years, when much of the preliminary legwork is...

Del. Murphy brushes back primary challenge

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) easily turned back an intra-party challenge in the June 8 primary, and will move on to the Nov. 2 general election. Murphy garnered 5,136 votes, or just under 75 percent of the vote, to 1,760 for...

Democrats head to polls statewide today

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. statewide today, as Democrats sort out their governor/lieutenant governor/attorney general ticket and make selections in legislative and some local races. Across the Sun Gazette coverage area, a number of Democratic...

Q&A: Chuck Robb surveys his life in new memoir

Former Virginia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Chuck Robb has had – and made – his share of good luck. He earned top honors as a U.S. Marine in training, married a daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, led troops in the...

Simon touts benefits of Democratic-controlled legislature

This year’s General Assembly session passed important bills on subjects ranging from pandemic recovery and divorce laws to stormwater management and facial-recognition technology, a local delegate told the Greater Merrifield Business Association during a virtual presentation May 18. Del. Marcus...
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Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate...
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