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  • Northern Va. nowhere near ready to reopen under Northam plan, officials say

    05/10/2020 3:25:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2020 | Antonio Olivo, Rebecca Tan and Jenna Portnoy
    Northern Virginia, the state’s economic engine, is nowhere near ready to reopen Friday when Gov. Ralph Northam plans to begin lifting shutdown restrictions, the region’s top elected officials said Sunday, citing the continuing increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. In a joint letter, the elected leaders in Northern Virginia’s five largest jurisdictions — representing nearly 2.4 million residents — told Northam (D) they are unwilling to lift restrictions in place since late March, which the governor plans to do in a limited capacity Friday in hopes of reviving the state’s ailing economy. Northam announced last week that he will begin...
  • Smoke From Controlled Burn At Quantico Spreads Across (Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC) Region

    03/08/2020 3:57:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Patch ^ | March 8, 2020 | Mark Hand
    A controlled burn occurring at Marine Corps Base Quantico Sunday afternoon near the Stafford and Fauquier county line is causing moderate to heavy smoke conditions in Prince William County and other areas of Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. The U.S. Forest Service is conducting the controlled burn of about 2,000 acres in the area. Individuals with respiratory illnesses or medical conditions that are aggravated by smoke should remain indoors until smoke conditions clear, according to the Prince William County Police Department. The controlled burn is expected to last two days. The controlled burn appears to have caught local jurisdictions off...
  • US Marine tests positive for coronavirus in Virginia, Pentagon says

    03/08/2020 1:43:55 AM PST · by deks · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2020 | Nick Givas
    A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Saturday, making him the first Marine to contract the disease and the third American service member to become infected.
  • Granules India Expansion Will Create More Than 100 Jobs In Virginia

    05/23/2017 3:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 23, 2017
    Granules India Ltd. will invest $35 million into its subsidiary, Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc., to expand its pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Fairfax County, VA. Before choosing Virginia, the company also considered New Jersey for the project, which will create 102 new jobs. In 2014, the company invested $15 million to establish its wholly-owned subsidiary operation, creating 75 jobs in Fairfax. India-based Granules India Ltd. manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Pharmaceutical Formulation Intermediates (PFIs), and Finished Dosages (FDs), distributed to customers in both regulated and semi-regulated markets. “Setting up a development and manufacturing presence in the United States was the...
  • Virginia Investigating 3 Possible Coronavirus Cases

    01/26/2020 2:54:45 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 26, 2020 | Sophia Barnes
    The Virginia Department of Health is investigating three possible cases of the novel coronavirus. The three patients, two in central Virginia and one in Northern Virginia, meet the clinical and epidemiologic criteria for the virus that's prompted China to put millions under quarantine, the Virginia Department of Health said Sunday. The health department has not released more specific information about where the patients live, work or have traveled.
  • Virginia Bill Aims to Shut Down NRA Headquarters Range

    01/09/2020 4:30:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 85 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    NRA HQ Range in Fairfax, Virginia Virginia House Bill no. 567, prefiled on 6 January, 2020, and offered on 8 January, 2020, seems aimed particularly at the NRA headquarters range at 11250 Waples Mill Rd. in Fairfax, Virginia. HB 567 contains a number of provisions that single out the NRA HQ range from nearly all others. Here are the provisions of the bill: Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.2 as follows: § 18.2-511.2. Indoor shooting...
  • Police Officers and Judge Push Back On Leftist Prosecutor’s Marijuana Sanctuary Policy

    01/07/2020 5:28:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    A handful of local police officers and the Honorable Mark C. Simmons, a General District Court Judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, pushed back on the progressive prosecutor backed by George Soros, who took office last week. The neoliberal Steve Descano has spent his first few days in office attempting to effectuate leftist political agenda with powers that he does not legally have. He declared that his lawyers will not prosecute simple marijuana possession crimes, essentially transforming Fairfax County into a marijuana sanctuary while possession continues to remain unlawful under Virginia state law. Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain (R), who is also...
  • Virginia school system implements landmark policy allowing absences for student protests

    12/28/2019 1:00:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/19 | Geez Bonn
    Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has implemented a landmark policy allowing students to take time off to participate in protests. Beginning Jan. 27, the school district will allow students in seventh through 12th grades one excused absence per year to participate in "civic engagement activities," according to multiple news outlets. Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who reportedly introduced the policy, said the rule may be the first of its kind in the U.S. and was made in response to a recent wave of student activism across the country. "I think we're setting the stage for the rest of the...
  • They escaped MS-13 in Central America only to find the gang thriving in northern Virginia

    12/03/2019 4:25:40 AM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli |
    FAIRFAX, Virginia — Immigrants who fled Central American countries to get away from transnational criminal organizations such as MS-13 have come to the United States only to find the exact same gangs terrorizing northern Virginia communities. Five federal and local officials who work on gang matters in the region told the Washington Examiner that while they do not have a way to calculate exactly how many people — asylum seekers, temporary protected status recipients, immigrants, and those without documents — have been victims of crimes committed by MS-13 and others, the immigrant community in Fairfax County, Virginia, is often on...
  • ICE officers in Va. capture Illegal Alien Released by Montgomery County, Md

    11/12/2019 12:57:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    <p>Topics in this post: ILLEGAL ALIENS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MARYLAND MONTGOMERY COUNTY U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT 10 SHARES 83 VIEWS Share Tweet Subscribe: CDN Daily Briefing WASHINGTON – Today, officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington field office arrested Luis Fredy Hernandez Morales, 48, at his residence in Springfield, Va. Hernandez was charged on Nov. 5 by the Montgomery County District Court with sexual abuse of a minor.</p>
  • Virginia School Board Candidate Warns Parents Of Graphic Sexual Content

    11/11/2019 5:30:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 9, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    A school board candidate in Northern Virginia may have lost the election, but she’s not giving up the fight to protect children in her district. In a Facebook post, Fairfax County School Board candidate Priscilla DeStefano warned parents in the district that children as young as 6th grade would begin receiving graphic, highly inappropriate surveys on sexual activity, drug use, and more unless they take the time to opt out. “We must be vigilant about what is going on in our schools,” DeStefano wrote. “I may have lost, but the fight is not over!!” “Starting this week, 6th, 8th,...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent County’s Schools

    11/04/2019 9:01:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Cathy Ruse
    I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has the 10th-largest public school district in the nation, but I never focused on our public schools. My kids go to Catholic schools, and that was the center of our universe. I never focused, that is, until I heard that the Fairfax County School Board voted to let boys into the girls’ bathrooms. The vote was 10-1. Was there only one sane person on the Fairfax County School Board? I had to find out. So I began attending school board meetings. And there I saw moms and dads begging the school board to...
  • The lonely battle of the last Republican lawmaker from Northern Virginia

    11/04/2019 7:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2019 | Marc Fisher
    Tim Hugo, the last Republican legislator in the Virginia suburbs closest to Washington, calls himself "Delegate Pothole." He tweets about neighborhood detours, car break-ins and lane closings. "Be sure to find an alternative route!" he wrote ahead of repair work at one intersection. Ask him what impact President Donald Trump's unpopularity in Virginia is having on next week's pivotal state election, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues." Ask whether Democrats are succeeding in nationalizing the last election before the 2020 presidential contest, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues."
  • Fairfax County, Virginia Presents Dire Warning to America

    10/30/2019 6:09:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2019
    My home county of Fairfax, Virginia was once a safe suburban area with some of the best performing public schools in the nation. It's now a blinking warning sign to America as it hangs on the edge of complete disaster thanks to unchecked immigration and Democrat takeover of the government. Even with the high concentration of government workers, Fairfax County was once a Republican bastion before it became a political battleground. The Bush/Cheney ticket won the county in a close race in 2000 and then lost it badly in 2004 due to a significant increase in Democrat votes. Fairfax's descent...
  • He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

    10/27/2019 10:51:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 100 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | September 29, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote. One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday. "His family members were very distraught," said Garst. A clerk recognized the name of Richard Allen Claybrook Sr., who died in 2014 at age 87, because his son is a well-known local judge. She happened to recall that the judge's father had died. "He was a retired Fairfax County elementary school principal and had fought in World War II," said...
  • Fairfax County middle school teacher arrested at the border on child sex charges

    10/12/2019 4:13:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    WJLA ^ | October 11, 2019 | Associated Press and WJLA
    A middle school teacher from northern Virginia has been arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border after being charged with having sexual relations with a minor. Fairfax County Police say 31-year-old Matthew Snell of Clinton, Maryland, was arrested Friday in Texas at the El Paso airport after trying to leave the country. Snell is listed as a learning-disabilities teacher at Thoreau Middle School in Vienna. Police say parents contacted the school Thursday after finding inappropriate text messages from Snell to their teenage child. Police say Snell became aware of the investigation and fled. Snell faces charges including taking indecent liberties with a...
  • Inmates running the asylum: Fairfax County police officer suspended for cooperating with ICE

    10/04/2019 8:37:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/04/2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have flourished as a people because of our success in establishing self-government. But all of these results are predicated upon a law-abiding people. If our own country should be given over to violence and crime, it would be necessary to diminish the bounds of our freedom to secure order and self-preservation. ~President Calvin Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1927What if we just stopped paying taxes?Really. If our republic has now descended into a land of, by, and for illegal aliens, with law enforcement in major cities now refusing to enforce the laws of this land, then what is the recourse...
  • Police Officer Suspended for Helping ICE Nab Illegal Alien Fugitive

    10/02/2019 8:38:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | By Rusty | Featured Contributor | October 2, 2019 11:09AM
    A police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia has been suspended for the transgression of aiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining an illegal alien fugitive. If this isn’t proof that right is wrong and up is down in liberal sanctuary cities and counties, we don’t know what is. The officer in question responded to a traffic accident in Alexandria two weekends ago when he realized one of the drivers did not have a license. In the course of checking the individual’s DMV records, ICE notified the officer that the person was wanted by the law enforcement agency for having...
  • Virginia police officer suspended after turning in suspected undocumented immigrant over to ICE

    10/01/2019 9:24:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 1, 2019
    A Virginia police officer was suspended after allegedly turning over a suspected undocumented immigrant to federal authorities following a traffic accident last month. The Fairfax County Police Department didn't identify the officer in a statement released Tuesday but said the incident occurred on Sept. 21 when an officer was dispatched to a car accident. The officer discovered one of the drivers didn't have a Virginia driver's license and ran a check with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said. The check revealed the driver had a violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing. The officer verified the...
  • Chief Roessler’s Statement on Officer’s Custodial Detention and ICE Notification [Fairfax Co VA]

    10/01/2019 9:23:31 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    Fairfax County [VA] Police Department News ^ | 1 October 2019 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at 2:46 p.m., a FCPD officer was handling a traffic accident at Harrison Lane at South Kings Highway in the Alexandria section of the county. The officer found that one driver did not have a Virginia Operator’s license and obtained the driver’s information to conduct a check to verify the DMV record. During the query of the of the driver’s information, the officer received notification from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), that the driver was wanted by ICE for an administrative violation warrant on file for the failure to appear for a deportation...