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Metro remains noncommittal on opening date for Silver Line Phase 2

Metro remains noncommittal on an expected opening date for when phase two of the Silver Line will begin operations. The 11.4-mile extension from Reston into Loudoun County is expected to open this fall. However, the $2.8 billion project has repeatedly missed estimated targets for opening, leading th

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Fairfax County has 'small amount' of monkeypox vaccine, as state reports more cases

Monkeypox hasn’t established a huge presence in Virginia, but it’s starting to make a little bit of noise, as the U.S. moves to contain an outbreak. With five additional infections identified Wednesday (June 29), the Commonwealth has now reported a total of eight cases of the disease,

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Morning Notes

The U.S. flag flies outside the Freeman Store and Museum in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) FCPS Expands FOIA Staffing and Budget — “Fairfax County Public School added half a million dollars in this year’s budget to keep up with public records requests, which have more th

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Fourth of July 2022: What’s open and closed in Fairfax County for the holiday

While it won’t be quiet around Fairfax County on Monday with Fourth of July celebrations, many government offices and facilities will be closed. Government offices, and some businesses, are closed for the Independence Day holiday. Public transportation schedules may be lighter and public serv

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Reston Association continues search for CEO, no timeline in place

It’s been nearly one year since the position of Reston Association’s CEO became vacant. RA’s Board of Directors continues to meet in a series of closed meetings to discuss the nearly year-long search after previous CEO Hank Lynch announced his resignation in August. Read more...

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NEW: Fairfax County under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Fairfax County. The watch went into effect at 3:07 p.m. and is expected to last until 7 p.m. this evening (Friday). The forecast says heavy rain and scattered storms are possible tonight. Going into the holiday weekend, there

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JUST IN: FCPD identifies Reston man fatally shot by police at Springfield Town Center

The Fairfax County Police Department have publicly identified the 37-year-old man fatally shot by officers at the Springfield Town Center yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Officers were attempting to locate Christian Parker, of Reston, around 4:30 p.m., because he was wanted for possession of a firear

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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: June 27-July 1

Independence Day weekend is almost here. Before you prepare for the oncoming barrage of fireworks or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County. Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week: Ideas for potential stories can be sent to

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FCPD can again stop drivers for loud exhaust systems, under new Virginia law

A change in Virginia law will allow police to once again pull over vehicles with excessively loud exhaust systems, starting tomorrow (Friday). At a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday (June 28), officials said the change was much needed, citing noisy cars as one of the top complai

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Despite access concerns, Fannie Mae redevelopment gets approval from Planning Commission

The Fairfax County Planning Commission has approved a redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae campus in Reston after nearly seven weeks of sorting through multiple issues with the proposed plan. Read more...