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Fairfax Co. board chairman plans to 'pull plug' on limits to home gatherings, events

The head of Fairfax County's governing board says she will vote to strike down a controversial zoning change that could limit the number of people who can visit a home and the frequency of gatherings.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:29pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, home gatherings, Kristi King, Sarah Beth Hensley

Fairfax County board approves tax increase

Check the couch cushions. The tax bill for the average homeowner in Fairfax County will be several hundred dollars higher in the coming year.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 01:20am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County budget, Fairfax County Public Schools, Andrew Mollenbeck, Amanda Iacone

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Fairfax County may put a meals tax on the ballot to generate $88M

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has created a task force, led by two former board chairs, to explore the possibility of putting a meals tax referendum on the ballot.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County budget, meals tax, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Residents voice concerns about Fairfax budget

Saturday - 03/01/2014, 05:33pm EST

Tags: Fairfax County,

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Bulova: Education to be major focus in 2014

In her State of the County address, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova says education and funding public schools will be a major focus of the board's time in the coming year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:14pm EST

Tags: Karen Garza, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, budget, Kathy Stewart

Long shutdown could lead to real hardship in affluent suburbs

There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:21am EDT

Tags: shutdown, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County, government shutdown

Fairfax County develops plans to target speeders

Fairfax County plans to spend $350,000 to add more stop signs and speed bumps to force drivers to slow down in residential neighborhoods.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 04:50am EDT

Tags: speeding, speed bumps, stop signs, John Cook, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County

Roadside sign ban in Fairfax County leads to clean-up

Signs for SAT prep, closeout sales and massages clutter the intersection of Fair Lakes Parkway and West Ox Road. They can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Soon, they will be gone from the roadways in Fairfax County.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: road signs, Fairfax County, Hank Silverberg

Despite strides, Northern Virginia still grappling with homelessness

Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 07:31am EDT

Tags: homelessness, homeless, Andrew Mollenbeck, alicia lozano, Arlington, Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County

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Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: 911, texting, derecho, fcc

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