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Fairfax County’s homeless count declines in new data

Fairfax County posted a slight decline in the annual point-in-time count of homelessness across the Washington region. A total of 1,192 people in Fairfax were counted either in shelters or on the street for 2022. That’s down 31 people, or 3...

Arlington homeless count up in latest data

Though down by more than half compared to a decade ago, Arlington’s homeless total rose from 2021 to 2022, according to new data. “There’s work to do,” said Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti, parsing the new data during...

Fairfax foster parent of year lauded for efforts

Sue Christenson, who has been honored as Fairfax County’s Foster Parent of the Year for 2022, says her commitment to help very young children in some ways is born out of slightly selfish motives. “It just makes my heart sing...

Regional population, job growth expected to be ‘manageable’

Northern Virginia localities should expect moderate levels of jobs growth in the coming two decades, with the metropolitan area as a whole adding perhaps 880,000 new ones by 2045. “We are a 1-percent-a-year, on average, growing region. This is not...

Dorsey tapped to lead COG board for 2022

Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey will chair the board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for 2022. Dorsey was elected to serve the body, with Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and District of Columbia City Council...

Region seems to be bucking national trends on alcohol-related driving woes

Alcohol-related traffic fatalities, injuries, crashes, and drunk driving arrests all decreased in the metropolitan Washington area in 2020, according to the 29th-annual “How Safe Are Our Roads?” Report prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for the...

Police to target drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians for enforcement

The Arlington County Police Department is participating Nov. 5-30 in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ “Street Smart” education and enforcement campaign. The initiative aims to identify and change unsafe behavior patterns among motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, with the goal...

Arlington shows decline in annual homeless count

The number of individuals counted as homeless across Arlington the years was down 14 percent from 2020 and declined by 26 percent since 2017, according to new figures from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). A total of 171...

Fairfax foster parents of year celebrated for service

Scott and Marie Kokotajlo have been named by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments as the 2021 Foster Parents of the Year for Fairfax County. The couple was honored for serving as foster parents to children of a local mother...

Homelessness down in region, but spikes in Fairfax County

Bucking a regional trend in the other direction, the number of individuals counted as homeless across Fairfax County this year was up 17 percent from 2020 and rose 27 percent from 2017, according to new figures from the Metropolitan...
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