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Letter: Speed cameras save lives and should be embraced

Editor: I live in Fort Washington, Md. I know speed cameras save lives here and I believe they will in Northern Virginia, too . Residents in south Prince George’s County worked hard to get speed cameras on Maryland Route 210,...

New county poet laureate aims to be visible presence

Fairfax County’s new poet laureate is looking forward to her role as a roving ambassador for words and the meaning behind them. “Language, for me, is a salve. The more you use it, the more power you have to heal...

3-day volunteer fair on horizon in Fairfax

The 17th “Venture into Volunteering” Fair has returned, with a three-day window for local residents to explore volunteer opportunities in an online format. The event will run Oct. 12-14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Participants can join any...

In Great Falls, dark skies at night not everyone’s delight

Great Falls residents are of two camps when it comes to the dark-skies-preserve ordinance now being drafted by Fairfax County government officials. One group sees tougher lighting rules as a boon for astronomers, scientific education and public health. If approved, the...

New book looks at how modern Fairfax County came into being

It’s been 32 years since J Hamilton Lambert finished his decade of service as Fairfax County executive, but his impact on the history of the county and Washington region is evident. During his decade at the helm, he: • Enabled a...

Fairfax government to offer electric-vehicle-charging options

Electric-vehicle owners now may, for a fee, top off their batteries at charging stations owned by Fairfax County. Based on a retail-fee schedule approved unanimously Aug. 2 by the Board of Supervisors, the county the following day began levying motorists...

Fairfax officials urging vigilance against invasive pest

While there have been no sightings of the destructive insect called the spotted lanternfly in Fairfax County, it is getting closer – as close as Loudoun County – Fairfax officials say, and experts are on the lookout for it. To...

Fairfax puts in its request for transportation funding

The Fairfax County government has submitted six roadway projects for potential funding under the “Smart Scale” program of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). The Board of Supervisors on July 19 endorsed the projects to meet the Aug. 1 application deadline....

Fairfax to get cash from state opioid settlement

The Fairfax County government is set to receive its share of a new payment based on a legal settlement with a number of opioid distributors. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) announced July 29 that payments were heading out to...

Funding stream OK’d for Scotts Run project

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will finance a $6,615,000 stream-restoration project along Scotts Run in McLean, following the Board of Supervisors’ authorization July 19. Supervisors directed County Executive Bryan Hill or his designee to ink an...
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Editorial: Should Arlington scale back religious holidays?

It was with the best of intentions that Arlington Public Schools decided to add a number of new student...
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