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Opinion: Column: Safeguarding My Future

Whether or not I'm certain about my attitude toward being a dual cancer threat (non small cell lung and papillary thyroid, cancer), only my subconscious knows for sure.

Fairfax County Park Authority to Honor Six Volunteers

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.

AAUW of Virginia Holds Summer Leadership Meeting

A record number of Virginia members of the American Association of University Women, a national advocate for women’s equity, attended their annual Summer Leadership Meeting on July 25, 26, and 27.

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Back-to-School Vaccinations Required, Even with Distance Learning

Free vaccine clinics are designed to help ensure that all children are vaccinated.

While there’s a cloud of uncertainty over what the back-to school season will look like this year, one thing is certain: children still need to be vaccinated.

Senior Year Unlike Any Other

Recent high school grads, Class of 2021 face college uncertainty amid pandemic.

Senior year, 2020 T.C. Williams graduate Mikaela Pozo applied to 17 colleges.

Max Scherzer Signs Baseball for Women’s Education Fundraiser

There is an opportunity to own a baseball signed by Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer with “2019 World Series Champs!” and at the same time support women’s and girl’s education.

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Gap Between Relief Funds, Eviction Moratorium Could Cause Mass Evictions in Fairfax County

Slow: 12,000 eviction cases in courts statewide while only 300 tenant households had received federal funds.

The expiration of the state eviction moratorium and the refusal of the Fairfax District Court to extend it locally past July 10 has sent Fairfax County legal aid attorneys and Health and Human Services Department staff into a flurry of action to try to get federal assistance to the 500 tenants currently on the docket for eviction proceedings.

Opinion: Commentary: Creating More Equitable Admissions Policies for Magnet Schools

We need more equitable admissions practices in what are called “Governor’s Schools.”

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Hope and Joy in 625 Square Feet of Wings in Reston

Step in and be part of the art commissioned by American Real Estate Partners.

Reston, vocalist Taylor Swift, NFL Super Bowl XIV (54) and developer Howard Hughs have something in common: a mural by internationally acclaimed street artist Kelsey Montague.

Opinion: Commentary: Lifetime of Learning

My mom and dad had little or no formal education which was not that unusual for children in large families growing up in rural Virginia in the 1920s.

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Community Needs in NOVA Spike

As nonprofits lose funding resources, the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce acts.

After it became clear that local Northern Virginia counties and towns could not provide nonprofits with resources at the level they did before COVID-19, business leaders in The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce stepped up.

Opinion: Commentary: The Path to Marijuana Legalization

The prohibition of marijuana in America has clearly failed.

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At the Crossroads

Lawmakers to slash the state budget and consider criminal-justice reforms.

The threadbare Franklin and Armfield office on Duke Street stands at the crossroads between racial injustice and economic crisis. It’s a ramshackle building now, but it was once the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, present at the creation of the systemic racism that plagues Virginia cops and courts. It’s also the city’s latest acquisition, and the state budget was to include $2.5 million to help transform it into the Freedom House Museum. But then the pandemic hit, and the governor hit the pause button on that line item as well as all the other spending priorities of the new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

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Fairfax County Pivots Back to Virtual Learning

Superintendent sought Board consensus.

Members of the Fairfax County School Board reached a consensus during its July 21 Work Session and accepted Superintendent Scott Brabrand's recommendation to begin the 2020-21 school year 100 percent virtually.

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Ralph Northam announced statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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