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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Pay Bump For Themselves

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are about to start earning more money, as the current members have approved a measure that will raise salaries for the next board.
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Becoming George Washington: The Virginia Farm Where The First President Grew Up

Most people have heard of Mount Vernon, but archaeologists are hard at work at another Virginia site where the nation's first president spent much of his childhood.

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Quantico, Virginia: The Town That Got Swallowed By A Military Base

The military base that surrounds Quantico, Virginia, stunts the town's growth. But it's also its primary economic driver.
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'Strange Feeling' For Families Observing Court Appearance Of Accused Killer

The parents of slain college students Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham have gotten their first look at alleged killer Jesse Matthew.

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After Years Of Work, Route 1 Begins To Evolve In Fairfax County

For years, county leaders in Northern Virginia have been working to redevelop Route 1. And in Fairfax County, local officials say those efforts are starting to bear fruit.

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Fairfax County Sheriff Breaks Her Silence About Taser Death

In an exclusive interview with WAMU 88.5, Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid says she's in a frustrating position with regards to the probe into the death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna.

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Why Is Arlington Considering Slashing Its Budget For Alternative Transit?

Arlington County is known for its commitment to transit, biking and walking to minimize traffic congestion over the past several decades. That is why some are puzzled as to why the county is considering cutting funding for those initiatives.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhaul

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Virginia Lawmakers Brace For Possibility Affordable Care Act Could Be Jettisoned

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, potentially threatening the federal subsidies that pay for health care for millions of Americans.

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Virginia Legalizes Cannabis Oil For Epilepsy Treatment

As marijuana laws across the nation are loosening — D.C. and Alaska legalized the drug just this week — Virginia is taking a very small step in the same direction.