The Fairfax-based National Rifle Association and hundreds of Second Amendment supporters flocked to the State Capitol this week, voicing their opposition to proposed gun control bills in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly that would literally take legal guns away from Virginia residents.
State lawmakers descended on Richmond on Jan. 8 for a new Virginia General Assembly session that made history before any bills were considered.
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the alleged leader of a reportedly gang-related conspiracy to kidnap and murder two Fairfax County teenagers in 2016.
A Mt. Vernon man's charges have been upgraded to murder in connection with the death of Micale Kebede, 31, of the City of Alexandria. Kebede’s body was found on Dec. 18 near a bridge at Old Mill Road and Gateshead Road in Mt. Vernon. Malik Salam, 41, was originally charged on Dec. 22 with un…
On Jan. 3, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, introduced a war powers resolution to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. Senator Dick Durbin is an original cosponsor of the leg…
Virginia Democrats had many reasons to celebrate on Nov. 5 when the party gained control of both General Assembly chambers, giving them the legislature and governorship for the first time since 1993.
Fairfax County could potentially increase the amount of paid parental leave it gives employees to six weeks under a proposal being considered by the Board of Supervisors for next year.
For the 120 Metro workers on strike at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Cinder Bed Bus Garage in Lorton, 2019 ended in anxiety with no promise of relief when the calendar flips to a new year.
After a decade of service, Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel has announced she will not be seeking re-election in 2020. First serving as Vice-Mayor from 2010-2012, then as Mayor since 2012, Merkel will step down at the conclusion of her current term.
Detectives from the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau are investigating after two people were shot in a residential neighborhood on Dec. 30. Officers initially responded to the 7900 block of Sausalito Place around 2:30 a.m. for a report of a person that was shot and found Kamren Quick, 18, of Alexand…
George Mason University’s search for its next president should be conducted in the open with opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to meet, question, and evaluate finalists for the top administrative position, Mason faculty members and students argued in a demonstration on Dec. 12.
As a privately held corporation, the George Mason University Foundation is not obligated to disclose records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court determined on Dec. 12.
A grand jury has indicted three Fairfax County Public Schools employees, including two support staff members who have since left the division and a principal currently on administrative leave, in a case involving multiple assaults against non-verbal students with intellectual disabilities, t…
The oath of office remains the same, but the school board sworn in at Luther Jackson Middle School on Dec. 12 is not quite like any board seen in Fairfax County before.
Volunteers portray Jesus, Mary and Joseph at Parkwood Baptist Church’s annual “Walk through Bethlehem” live nativity event in Annandale on Dec. 14 and 15. The 19th annual interactive spectacle featured a period recreation of a Bethlehem marketplace, as well as a live nativity including barny…
Current and former Fairfax County Public Schools employees are facing charges after an investigation found that several non-verbal children with intellectual disabilities at Freedom Hill Elementary School in Vienna had been assaulted. According to police, those facing charges were allegedly …
Around the time that Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-Va.) settled into their seats for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s senatorial roundtable in Tysons on Dec. 9, their colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee were about 20 miles away listening to arguments for and against i…
Fairfax County could potentially dedicate an extra penny to its affordable housing penny fund with the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 budget by adding a cent to the real estate tax, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay says.
Fairfax Connector returned to its regular weekday schedule this week after the labor union that represents its workers with Transdev struck an agreement with the private contractor to end a strike that significantly hampered Northern Virginia’s largest local bus system.
A hush settled over the students clustered around the stage of Vienna’s Town Green on Dec. 6 for Fairfax County’s first official climate strike.
Fairfax County moved to significantly ramp up its use of solar energy on Dec. 10, announcing that it has awarded contracts to install solar photovoltaic arrays at 113 county government, park, and school facilities.
Thirty families who live in private housing at Fort Belvoir are still unable to return to their homes despite promises by military leaders and members of Congress to address systemic issues that left many service members and their families dealing with mold, rodent infestations, and other ha…
The yellow brick road in the basement of Annandale United Methodist Church is not magical. It does not pass under rainbows or lead to an Emerald City in the Land of Oz, contrary to the colorful graphics on the sign placed over entrance six.
While Hurricane Dorian left Northern Virginia untouched, the region might not be as lucky in the future, as climate change exacerbates the intensity of hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
On Dec. 5, Virginia Governor Northam (D) committed to repealing racially discriminatory language in Virginia’s Acts of Assembly, as identified by the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law.
Dr. Tonya Adkins, M.D., is a certified obstetrics and gynecology specialist for the nonprofit HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, but despite her credentials and expertise as well as good health insurance, she still almost died in the process of childbirth, a danger that remains all too possi…
“Go west, young man” is the phrase Americans think of when contemplating our nation’s westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean. But James O’Neil “Neil” DeAtley—originally from West Union, Ohio and living in Independence, Missouri earlier this year—went east; to Springfield, Virginia to be exact.
Federal prosecutors will not pursue charges against the U.S. Park Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Nov. 14.
For the first time, Fairfax County Public Schools will provide free feminine hygiene products in girls’ bathrooms at some schools after traditionally requiring that students visit a nurse’s clinic to obtain the products.
A 29-year-old FCPS teacher is facing a felony charge of indecent liberties by a custodian for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a student at Fairfax High School.
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company, will expand its North American headquarters operation at a new location in Fairfax County. The project will create more than 50 new jobs. The governor made the announ…
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41st) will be the first female House of Delegates speaker in Virginia history when the new General Assembly convenes in January.
Community members who take part in Fairfax County’s autonomous shuttle pilot project when it launches in the Merrifield area will ride an EasyMile EZ10 shuttle.
A former Fairfax County elementary school teacher’s assistant was sentenced Nov. 15 to 12.5 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography.
A member of the Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist organization, pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to possessing firearms while being an unlawful drug user and making a false statement in order to illegally purchase a firearm.
The dedication of George Mason University’s new Population Health Center in Fairfax on Oct. 18 was the latest step in an ambitious journey for College of Health and Human Services Dean Germaine Louis.