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Will River Farm Be Sold?

Supervisor Dan Storck and Jeff McKay hope to preserve the property

Supervisors Dan Storck and Jeff McKay hope to save River Farm through historic designation, while the American Horticultural Society continues plans to sell one of America’s most famous houses, seeking a premium price.

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U.S. Park Police Charged in Killing of McLean Resident

Family has waited for justice since November 2017 when Bijan Ghaisar was shot.

Latest: Police Officers Turn Themselves In

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Gathering Hundreds of Ideas for Police Reform in Fairfax County

Public input session part of effort to create more transparency in public safety.

In retirement, Randy Sayles, former Marine, former Denver police detective, former DEA special agent undercover in the U.S., Pakistan and Brazil, won a lifetime achievement award from Fairfax County for his efforts to make this county’s police force and policies more equitable for all residents.

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Prosecutor Delivers Blow in Fairfax County

Commonwealth’s Attorney says 84 additional positions are needed; 137 if the office is to prosecute traffic cases too.

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is in crisis, with an “unsettling lack of resources,” said Steve Descano, who was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2019.

Revolutionary Measures in Police Reform in Fairfax County

Calls to 911 could be dispatched differently from the start.

Only 40% of Fairfax County Police officers are currently trained in crisis intervention techniques.

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Data Proves Black People Treated Differently in Fairfax County

Arrests of Black people disproportional in every police district in the county.

Of all arrests made by police officers in the county, Black people are arrested 38.54 percent of the time. Black people are targets of police use of force 45.63 percent of the time in the county. Black people make up less than 10 percent of the population.

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Use of Force Rises in 2019 in Fairfax County

Disproportionate treatment of African Americans recorded in every police district in the county.

While Black people are less than 10 percent of the Fairfax County population (9.7 percent), they are the targets for use of force by police 46.53 percent of the time.

Marijuana Decriminalized July 1 in Virginia

Will decriminalization of marijuana stop inequitable treatment for communities of color?

Who is more likely to be charged, asked Braddock Supervisor James Walkinshaw. An executive of a defense contractor smoking marijuana on his deck overlooking woods in Clifton or Great Falls, or the Black teen or young adult walking down Route One in Mount Vernon, or on a street in the Annandale or Culmore sections of Fairfax County?

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Use of Force Rises in 2019 in Fairfax County

Disproportionate treatment of African Americans on the rise, too.

While Black people are less than 10 percent of the Fairfax County population (9.7 percent), they are the targets for use of force by police 53 percent percent of the time, 315 of 594 incidents.

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‘We Can’t Wait Until 2021’ in Fairfax County

Calls for police reform intensify in the days since Fairfax County officer charged with assault for tasing man in Gum Springs.

The institution of policing dates back to the institution of slavery. “It has to be acknowledged as such. What happened 400 years ago is actually manifesting itself in practice today,” said Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce.

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COVID-19: Not a Fair Fight

Regional perspective: pandemic exposes health inequality leading up to discrepancies in life expectancy.

The zip codes with higher concentrations of poverty, lower education levels, and crowded housing conditions tend to have the highest rates of COVID.

Fairfax County’s Week in Coronavirus

Cornerstones Town Hall, contact tracing, contact tracing scams, moratorium on evictions for now, and more.

BACKLOGGED TESTS: Starting on June 9, the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard will reflect 13,000 additional tests that were backlogged. Over the next couple of days, this new information will be slowly added to the current data, which will result in an influx of results.

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Fairfax County’s Week in Coronavirus

Facemasks mandatory; outdoor seating in restaurants; retail stores start to open.

“Science shows that face coverings are an effective way to prevent transmission of the virus, but wearing them is also a sign of respect. This is about doing the right thing to protect the people around us and keep everyone safe,” said Gov. Ralph Northam.

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George Floyd on Our Minds

While protests spread coast to coast, and local law enforcement condemn the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, data show that police use of force locally targets African Americans disproportionately.

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Fairfax Week in Coronavirus

Fairfax County cases increase more than 1,600 in last week, and Virginia rises more than 6,000 cases as most of the state eases restrictions.

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This Week in Coronavirus in Fairfax County

Virginia surpasses 25,000 cases; Phase I being discussed while numbers of cases and deaths continue to rise.

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This Week in Coronavirus in Mount Vernon

Phase I would ease some limits on business and faith communities, and would transition the stay at home directive to a “safer at home” guideline, especially for those in vulnerable populations.

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This Week in Fairfax County in Coronavirus

U.S. has 973,000 Covid-19 Cases as of Monday, with over 50,000 deaths, while here at home we cope with business task forces, food shortages, medicaid expansion, expired licenses and more.

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Coronavirus Could Hit Families’ Finances: Seeking Paid Sick Leave for All

Don Beyer advocates for paid sick leave legislation and then self-quarantines after friend tests positive.

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Coronavirus Could Hit Families’ Finances

Millions of workers lack the sick leave that coronavirus could demand.

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Fairfax County Police Reform: More to Be Done

Five years after an officer shot and killed John Geer in Springfield, Implementation Group offers look at successful reforms, and recommends action in other areas.

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New Look at Parking for 55-and-up Communities in Fairfax County

Seniors need their cars.

$182 Million Sought for Public Safety in Fairfax County

Voters to decide bond referendum to fund improvements to fire stations, criminal justice academy, and courthouse.

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Legalizing Short-Term Rentals in Fairfax County

New regulations will permit homeowners to rent out homes up to 60 days a year.

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About Time or Déjà Vu at American Legion Bridge?

The Board of Supervisors pushes for Maryland to add capacity to the bridge.

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Two Sides to Two and a Half Cents in Fairfax County

Supervisors to vote on proposed budget, possible real estate tax increase on May 1.

Confusion, Anger, Agenda Difficulties in Fairfax County

Public safety committee meeting focuses on ICE, without ICE at the table.

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

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New Vision for Richmond Highway

Revitalization plan emphasizes history, livability, environment and diversity with 18,000 new residential units and 8 million square feet of nonresidential.

Screened-in Porch, Salute, and Unanimous Curtain Call in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan given impromptu recognition for service.

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Advocates Praise Fairfax County Sheriff’s End to ICE Contract

Sheriff will no longer hold detainees for extra time.

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

Full Conversation Requires Money on the Table in Fairfax County

Board intends to keep options open by advertising tax increase.

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Extracurriculars: Secret Sauce of Success in Fairfax County

Superintendent’s budget eliminates barrier of $50 activity fee.

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New Kids in Town in Fairfax County

County executive proposes budget that fully funds schools and compensation for employees.

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Federal Tax Reform, Bad for Fairfax?

Supervisors split on effects of eliminating state and local tax deductions.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

Could Empty Office Buildings Be Transformed?

The equivalent of 308 football fields of office space are vacant in Fairfax County.

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Lorton's Stempson House Finds Curator

House with historic ties to be matched with resident who will exchange rent for restoration.

Planning Changes to Fairfax County Planning Commission

Twelve-member commission endures multiple changes through grief, triumphs, retirement and more during 2017.

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Renting Out Homes Through the Net in Fairfax County

Proposed zoning rules would allow residents to operate short-term lodging as an accessory use of a home.

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Words Not Enough

Advocates demand local change on immigrant interactions.

First For Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon telecommunication facilities

First for Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon has already accepted 72 telecommunication facilities for wireless service, said Planning Commissioner Earl Flanagan.

Planning Affirms Murraygate Village in Mount Vernon

Five more units to stay.

Fairfax County’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority requested five more units for planned Murraygate Village, garden style apartments immediately west of the Mount Vernon Crossroads shopping center in the Hybla Valley area near Richmond Highway.

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