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Springtime is Farmers Market Time

On Saturday, April 27th at 0800 hours the bell will ring announcing the opening of the Reston Farmers Market, the best in Northern Virginia, for a 27th year located in the now newly paved parking as guests of the Lake Anne Condo Association.

Providing Support for Everyone in Fairfax County

Sam Proctor grew up here in the Mount Vernon District and attended Walt Whitman Middle School and Mount Vernon High School. Sam has ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and is currently in remission for stage 3 cancer. Despite facing such challenges, Sam takes everything with a smile and an “I-can-do-this” attitude.

Arlington’s Expanded Housing Option Ordinance Leaves Neighbors No Rights and the County No Wiser

At the outer edges of Arlington County — in the Arlington-East Falls Church area — a three-story monolith housing six dwellings and providing three parking spaces has been proposed for an R6 treed lot where a 1925 house now stands.

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Vetoes Devastate Environmental Progress

Governor vetoed 153 bills, amended 117, including dozens of priority conservation and environmental bills.

This week, the General Assembly reconvenes in Richmond to consider Governor Youngkin’s unprecedented number of amendments and vetoes to legislation we passed during the regular session.

Houses of Worship Can Develop Affordable Housing

Many faith communities struggle with oversized and aging facilities along with declining membership and revenues.

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Governor Sets New Veto Record

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has acted on a total of 475 bills passed by the General Assembly ahead of his fast-approaching April 8th deadline. To date, the Governor has vetoed 91 bills, the most of any Governor in the history of the Commonwealth in just a single year.

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Women’s History Month With Team MVD

In celebration of Women's History Month, it's a pleasure to introduce the dedicated members of Team MVD who tirelessly serve our community.

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Breaking Down Virginia's Gaming Landscape

Balancing expansion with responsibility.

In recent years, Virginia has witnessed a significant expansion in its gaming industry.

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Sine Die

“Sine die” is the language that marks the end of the regular session of the Virginia General Assembly.

CORE and THRIVE Advancing Businesses in Fairfax County

This week, the County proudly introduces Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs), a groundbreaking online platform designed to empower business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Fairfax County, including the towns of Clifton and Vienna and cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

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Sine Do or Die

On Saturday evening, March 9, the 2024 General Assembly session adjourned sine die. “Sine die” is Latin for “without day,” and in legalese, if you will, it means “indefinitely.”

Gov. Youngkin Vetoes Bills to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed HB46 and SB47, sponsored by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Sen. Barbara Favola, critical bills to protect survivors of domestic violence. Nearly one third of all homicides in Virginia are domestic violence related, and nearly two thirds of domestic violence homicides in VA are committed with a firearm. The bills would not have affected law-abiding gun owners and would have saved lives.

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The Final Countdown

We’re in the final week of the 2024 General Assembly session and we still have much work to do.

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Scam Season

Be alert for these scams that increase in spring and summer.

With warmer weather on the way, I wanted to alert you to some common scams that you should be aware of during the upcoming spring and summer months.

Disappointed in Letter on Abortion

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