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Andrea Worker

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Helping Keep Homeless Warm in Fairfax County

Slightly higher numbers of residents in need face higher snowfalls forecasted.

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‘Real Work of Advocacy Begins Again’

Annual SALT conference celebrates 2018 achievements, outlines 2019 priorities.

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Advocating for Immigrant Protection

Fairfax for All Coalition demands more immigrant protection from County supervisors.

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‘This is the Sound of One Voice’

Thousands gather in unity to honor latest victims of gun violence.

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Herring Calls for Criminal Justice Reform at Summit

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement gather.

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Helping with ‘Baby Blues’

Shelane’s Run raises funds and awareness for maternal mental health.

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Wolf Trap Park Camp Out

Fifth and sixth graders learn camping skills and experience the great outdoors.

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Climate Forum Highlights Sharp Differences

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions hosts public forum featuring Kaine and Stewart.

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‘E-Day’ on the Horizon in Fairfax County

County readies for Nov. 6 elections.

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Shop with The Sheriff Adventure

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office partners with children living in area family shelters for back-to-school shopping.

Cappies: The Next Theatrical Generation Takes the Stage

The 19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.

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Local Students Join Gun Safety Town Hall

Much unity, some dissension as community discusses the issue.

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Honoring the Past; Focused on the Future

FACETS celebrates 30th annual “Opening Doors” Benefit Breakfast.

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‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Commission for Women celebrates 2018 honorees at Women’s History Month reception.

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Northern Virginia’s Report Card Unveiled

“Shape of the Region” Conference reviews area’s Opportunity Index and gathers leaders to discuss successes and challenges.

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Fairfax County Buildings’ Repurposing Debated

County considers vacant office space repurposing guidelines; public offers some “good ideas.

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Promoting Safe Bicycling in Fairfax County

Cycling advocacy group hosts county law enforcement reps at monthly meeting.

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Town Hall in West Springfield Told of ‘Chaos-Causing Trump Effect’

Fairfax County NAACP hosts Town Hall gathering with Kaine.

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Citizens Shape Virginia Assembly Agenda

Fairfax delegation to General Assembly hears from public before heading to Richmond.

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‘A Disaster for Northern Virginia’

Connolly holds roundtable on congressional tax plan.

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SALT Holds Annual Advocacy Conference

Social justice advocates told: ‘Go and do good’

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Helping Keep Homeless Warm this Winter

Hypothermia Prevention Program gearing up for 2017-2018 season.

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Facing – and Fighting – the Opioid Crisis

Connolly and Bulova host Opioid Crisis Roundtable.

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Northam Outlines Educational Priorities

Fairfax Education Association provides the forum for candidate Northam’s vision for public education in Virginia.

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Area agencies, organizations and citizens engage to raise awareness and prevent deaths.

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Learning to Face Opioid Overdose Crisis

Chris Atwood Foundation hosts training on opioid overdose reversal.

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Deer Management Season Set to Begin

County authorities hold public meetings to detail program and solicit public feedback.

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Fairfax County Pursuing Environmental Goals

Bulova hosts County Environmental Showcase.

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Behind the Badge

Police offer members of the media insight on a “Day in The Life” of local law enforcement providers.

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Herndon Becoming ‘Dementia Friendly Community’

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly hosts Alzheimer’s Town Hall.

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Opinion: A Meal Among Neighbors

American Turkish Friendship Association and County dine together for Ramadan.

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Police Practices Improve, Citizens Demand More

Board cites progress on Police Practices improvements, but some citizens demand more.

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Debate Can Be Civil, Too

Party platforms and civil discourse highlight forum for Lieutenant Governor candidates.

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Fairfax County Launches Innovation Challenge

Challenge brings together several hundred attendees who “might normally not cross paths.”

Fairfax County Board Approves Budget Mark-Up with 8-2 Vote

Final adoption of the county budget takes place on May 2.

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Fairfax County Moves Step Closer to Approving FY 2018 Budget

More funds recommended for Diversion First, schools.

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Leading Globally Matters Locally

Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.

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Combatting Domestic and Sexual Violence

Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.

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Immigration Enforcement Is Feds’ Responsibility

Clarifying county’s stance on immigration sparks sharp exchange among supervisors.

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Ending Homelessness: ‘It Can Be Done’

Housing and homeless services providers discuss “Complex needs and promising solutions.”

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Wings for All

Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.

Diversion First in Wait-and-See Mode

Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.

Leadership Fairfax Hosts Breakfast with Supervisors

On Friday, March 10, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) held its annual Breakfast with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 26th time.

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Optimistic About State of Hospitality

Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.

Educating Customers Is Key to Success

New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.

It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.

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Environmental Coalition Calls on County to Recommit

Faith communities coalition wants dedicated Energy Office

As Fairfax County prepares to update its formal Environmental Vision, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is calling on local elected officials to recommit to the environmental protection pledge they adopted under then-Chairman Gerry Connolly.

Fairfax County Solicits Public Input on Environmental Vision

Online survey open through March 6.

Fairfax County is preparing to update the Environmental Excellence 20-Year Vision Plan (Environmental Vision) and the public is urged to weigh in via an online survey.

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