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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Meet Virginia's New Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax was sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 18. He's the first African-American man elected to statewide office in the state since 1989. Scroll to meet Fairfax and...View gallery »

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Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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By Julie Carey

Tempers Flare Over Fairfax Co. Schools Discipline Policy

Tempers Flare Over Fairfax Co. Schools Discipline Policy

Tempers flared Monday evening at a Fairfax County School Board meeting over the issue of a revised student discipline policy. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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By Julie Carey

Fairfax Co. Freezes Housing Vouchers Program

Dozens of Fairfax County's poorest residents have just been hit with very bad news: The sequestration threat has forced the county to freeze its program that provides housing vouchers to low-income residents who... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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By Julie Carey

Sequestration Casts Shadow on Fairfax County Budget

A property tax hike could be on the horizon for Fairfax County homeowners if the Board of Supervisors follows County Executive Ed Long's budget proposal. Read »

Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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By Julie Carey

Fairfax Co. Can’t Consider Smoking When Hiring

Fairfax Co. Can’t Consider Smoking When Hiring

Fairfax County's lawyers weigh in on the Board of Supervisors' plan to reduce the number of smokers working for the county. Read »

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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By Julie Carey

Boundary Study for Easing Overcrowding at Fairfax High

The Fairfax County School Board is studying how to ease overcrowding at Fairfax High School and some of its neighbors. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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By Julie Carey

Fairfax Board Reaffirms Silver Line Phase 2 Support

Fairfax Board Reaffirms Silver Line Phase 2 Support

The Fairfax Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reaffirm its financial support for Phase 2 of the Silver Line Metro project. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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By Julie Carey

Fairfax Board Submits Silver Line Names

Fairfax Board Submits Silver Line Names

What's in a Silver Line name? A lot, apparently. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Ex-Deputy to Be Named Fairfax Co. Exec

Next week the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will name Edward Long the new county executive, News4's Julie Carey confirmed Friday. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Julie Carey

Public Urination Bill Flushed in Virginia

Public Urination Bill Flushed in Virginia

A Northern Virginia senator's attempt to make public urination a separate crime has been wiped away for this year. Read »

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