Fairfax County News

June 19, 2018
I-66 Tolls Have Yet to Convince Arlington Commuters to Choose Transit

The new tolls on I-66 inside the Beltway may be steep, but new data suggest they have yet to convince people to turn to Arlington's public transit options instead of driving. The rush hour tolls have been in place on I-66 between Rosslyn and the Beltway since December , but a new report by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission does not show any substantial increase in Metrorail or local bus ridership around Arlington.

June 19, 2018
Courting foreign investors in the age of Trump

Thousands of foreign investors are about to descend on a conference center in suburban Maryland for the fifth annual SelectUSA Investment Summit . Beginning Wednesday, they will spend three days being wooed by states and cities looking to get their investment dollars.

June 18, 2018
Here's how Brookfield fits Wegmans into its Reston Crescent project

Key story highlights: Brookfield is expected to bring Wegmans to the 36-acre Reston Crescent site near the Reston Town Center Metro.

June 17, 2018
I Am Coming; Be Prepared'

Fairfax High's seniors graduated last week, but 18-year-old Ishmael Harrison wasn't among them. Instead of wearing a cap and gown with his classmates, he was in a one-piece jumpsuit in the Fairfax County jail.

June 16, 2018
Woodbridge man killed in motorcycle crash

Virginia State Police Trooper N.A. Dayes is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Fairfax County. The crash occurred June 12, 2018, at 9:57 p.m. on Interstate 66, less than a mile east of the Dulles Toll road.

June 16, 2018
Local resident takes action concerning multiple accidents at Clifton intersection

Clifton resident Steve Mosteiro has been concerned about the speed of traffic and potential for crashes at the intersection of Clifton Road and Moore Road ever since the former was widened from two lanes to four.

June 15, 2018
Fairfax school board approves LGBT-inclusive sex ed curriculum

The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday by a 10-0 vote margin approved a more LGBT-inclusive sex education curriculum. The new Family Life Education Curriculum for eighth, ninth and 10th graders removes "biological gender" and replaces it with "sex assigned at the birth."

June 15, 2018
The ins and outs of Virginia's new Medicaid expansion

An estimated 28,000 Fairfax County residents will be newly eligible for Medicaid next year after the Virginia General Assembly voted to expand the public health insurance program on May 30. After years of negotiating and impasses, the Senate passed Medicaid expansion as part of a budget bill with the support of all 19 Democrats and four ... (more)

June 14, 2018
Police investigating sexual assault in Fairfax County park new

Officers responded to a call at Fort Hunt Park near the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect had already fled when police arrived, and was not found after a search of the area.

June 13, 2018
Wexton, Comstock and Stewart advance after Virginia primaries

For all the excitement about first-time electoral candidates energizing the Democratic base in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, political experience still prevailed in the end.