Richmond Votes to Phase Out Fox Penning

March 5, 2014 9:15 PM0 comments

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation restricting inhumane fox pens. It will now go to the Senate for approval of the House amendments. The Humane Society of the United States’ Virginia State Director Laura Donahue issued the following statement in response: “We applaud the House of Delegates for […]

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Timber Lane Police Training Exercise Friday

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The City of Falls Church Police Department will be conducting a training exercise on Friday, March 7, at an unoccupied house on Timber Lane. The exercise will start at about 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. There will be no emergency at that time and location. The police will […]

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Poll: Virginians Favor Medicaid Expansion

9:13 PM1 comment

New public policy polling in five Virginia House of Delegates districts shows broad support for proposals to close the coverage gap for 400,000 Virginians through Medicaid expansion, it was reported Tuesday. The polling found double-digit margins of support for closing the coverage gap and majority support for the measure in […]

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Shields Readies FY15 Budget Plan for Council With Schools’ Request Monday

9:09 PM6 comments

In a late development Wednesday night, the Falls Church School Board’s final vote on its budget request to the City was bumped up from an increase of 9.0 percent over last year, to 9.8 percent, or $37,075,530.

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‘Residential Studio Units’ Now Being Mulled in Fairfax County

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Northern Virginia is not immune from the well-documented growing gap between the rich and poor in the nation, and as the ranks of homeless continue to grow in the region – while Fairfax County’s lofty goal of dedicating a penny on the tax rate to affordable housing having long since gone by the wayside – an entirely new approach to low income housing has begun to catch hold.

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State LGBT Democrats Oppose Richmond Mayor Nomination as Party Chair

March 3, 2014 8:45 PM0 comments

The chair of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia, an official caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia, issued a statement Monday that the caucus’ board is unanimous in its opposition to the nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones as the state party’s new chair. Maggie Sacra said the position was […]

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Falls Church Schools Closed Again Tuesday, Snow Emergency Lifted

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Falls Church City Public Schools will be closed again Tuesday, March 4, and City Government will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday due to snow and ice accumulation in the City. Both F.C. Schools and City Government services were closed on Monday after the latest winter snow storm and frigid temperatures hit the Washington, D.C. area early Monday morning. In addition, the snow emergency declaration limiting parking along designated routes in the City has been lifted effective 10 p.m. Monday.

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Falls Church Police Training Exercise Cancelled

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A training exercise by the City of Falls Church Police Department scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at an unoccupied house on Timber Lane near Jackson Street has been cancelled. No reschedule date has yet been set.

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Falls Church Schools, Government Closed Monday, Snow Emergency Declared Effective 6 a.m.

March 2, 2014 8:18 PM0 comments

In advance of the major storm expected to hit the Washington, D.C. area, City of Falls Church Public Schools and daycare will be closed to all students and staff Monday, March 3. F.C. City Government offices will also be closed.

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Beyer Wins First Straw Poll Of 11 Dems Seeking to Replace Moran

March 1, 2014 11:11 PM0 comments

Falls Church businessman and former Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Donald S. Beyer Jr. now among 11 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination this spring to replace retiring Rep. James P. Moran, was the winner of a straw poll Saturday night at a Democratic Party event in Mt. Vernon, gathering 105 of 416 total votes cast for the 11 candidates.

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