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Check the couch cushions. The tax bill for the average homeowner in Fairfax County will be several hundred dollars higher in the coming year.
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.
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.
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.
Fairfax County plans to spend $350,000 to add more stop signs and speed bumps to force drivers to slow down in residential neighborhoods.
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.
Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.
Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.
As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.
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