Abolishing the death penalty, steps to end Jim-Crow era ban on felony voting and more recent ban on gay marriage
The last week of the 2021 General Assembly Session has arrived and it will prove to be an exciting time with many big issues on the agenda.
After assault weapons stumble, lawmakers limit guns at polling places and government buildings.
Fulfilling their campaign promises to take action against gun violence, Democrats in the General Assembly are sending Gov. Ralph Northam several gun-violence prevention bills.
Due to popular demand, the City of Fairfax Theatre Co. (CFTC) has added extra performance dates to its production of “Spellbound,” magician Lars Klores’s one-man show celebrating the art of magic.
City enacts new firearms ordinance
Virginia recently adopted legislation allowing localities to enact ordinances prohibiting firearms and ammunition in and on certain public properties or at permitted public events.
The Fairfax Academy’s 3rd annual Career Experience Expo is next Monday, Feb. 22.
Del. Bulova’s resolution on control of invasive plant species unanimously passes both House and Senate by voice vote
Ecologists advise that invasive plant species grow at the expense of our ecosystem and our pocketbooks.
Amendment targets Jacksonian-era restriction weaponized during Jim Crow.
Felons have been prohibited from voting in Virginia since 1830, when the "right to suffrage" was denied "to any person convicted of any infamous offense." But it was during the era of Jim Crow that felon disenfranchisement became weaponized to prevent Black voters from influencing elections.
"Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in."
The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized for their “Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project,” and “Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities,” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards.
Fairfax Symphony named a Dominion ArtStar
With more than five decades as an honored symphony, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) adds 2021 Dominion Energy ArtStar to its accolades.
Advocating for children with special needs or learning disabilities
When Lisa Lightner's son Kevin was two years old, she discovered that he would need special learning support in school.
Council extends City’s e-scooter pilot program
Fairfax City has extended its pilot program for e-scooters in the City through the end of this year.
City Police Station, Property Yard both need improvements
Besides working on the upcoming FY 22 budget, Fairfax City Manager Rob Stalzer and his staff have also been preparing the City’s draft FY 22-26 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Means what exactly?
In many ways, the history of Northern Virginia is the history of America.
Park Grove neighborhood inspired by former National Parks Director George Hartzog
A former public servant’s creative vision and dedication to preserving parklands was the inspiration behind a new residential area in Northern Virginia.
The Pet Connection, a twice-yearly special edition, will publish the last week of February, and photos and stories of your pets with you and your family should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
Standing inside the CUE bus filled with food that residents brought to contribute to nonprofit Food for Others is volunteer Adam Taylor.
To support George Mason University’s annual Brave and Bold Homecoming celebration, Fairfax City is again partnering with GMU to showcase its Patriot Pride with the program “Patriots in the City.”
Electric-vehicle charging stations are now available.
As more and more automakers transition to electric vehicles – and their popularity rises with consumers – the City of Fairfax is joining the charge.