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The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer: A Room

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Amanda Andere

With the holidays around the corner, I start getting questions from many volunteers about how they can help those in our community who are struggling....

Remembering: Heroes Without Homes

Amanda Andere | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.

Welcomed Into Their 'Homes'

Amanda Andere | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Our quest was to find men and women who are chronically homeless around Fairfax County. But what seemed like "deep into the woods" was really only a stone's throw from gated communities and high-end shopping centers that make up the county, one of the nation's wealthiest.

Fairfax Teachers Say They Will 'Cheat' On New Evaluations

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

Teachers in Fairfax County, Va. say they are so confused and overwhelmed by the new system of teacher evaluations that they will resort to cheating, t...

State's Voters Differ On Limited Field

Huntington-BelleHaven Patch | Mary Ann Barton | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

In the states holding a Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday, voters will choose among four candidates. But in Virginia, only two names wi...

Metro Considers Options For Silver Line Station Names

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Next stop, Innovation? That's one of the possible names for stations being proposed for Metrorail's Silver Line, which is currently unde...

PHOTOS: The Various Obama Visits To Annandale, Va.

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama visited Northern Virginia Community College in suburban Annandale on Monday morning, unveiling his fiscal 2013 budget pr...

PHOTOS: A Grand Tour Of Suburban 'Town Centers'

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Sitting on a metal bench outside a Ross Dress for Less during Saturday's chilly weather, there were no smiling, shiny, young and sav...

The Have a Heart Project at Workhouse Arts Center

John Gascot | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
John Gascot

We believe that art is a strong vehicle for social change. In our front gallery stands an "Empty Kitchen" installation and we challenge the community to help us fill it.

Accused 'Butt Slasher' Arrested In Peru

Posted 03.15.2012 | Crime

Interpol Peru has arrested a man suspected of slashing several women's buttocks with a box cutter or something similar at malls and shopping centers i...

Accused 'Butt Slasher' Arrested In Peru

Posted 03.15.2012 | Crime

Interpol Peru has arrested a man suspected of slashing several women's buttocks with a box cutter or something similar at malls and shopping centers i...

Fairfax County's Newest Tree House Kerfuffle

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Remember last fall, when an Iraq war veteran named Mark Grapin battled the Fairfax County zoning board to keep a tree house he'd built f...

Whether or Not Fairfax Is Bigoted, Its Attacks on Dance Clubs Are Wrong

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC
Eli Lehrer

If even half the facts in the Washington Post's story about Fairfax County's crackdown on Latino nightclubs are true, Fairfax County Supervisors have a lot to explain.

In Local Races, Democrats Fare Well In Arlington, Fairfax

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While all eyes watching the final results in the Virginia Senate, voters in Northern Virginia decided a variety of local races at the po...

Who's Running For What? 2011 Northern Virginia Voter Guides

THe Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

With Virginia's 2011 general elections less than a week away, there's a lot at stake. While all eyes will be on hotly contested state Senate races -- ...

Homecoming -- For Local Yokels

Mike Smith | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC
Mike Smith

I am incredulous that Centreville, Westfield and Chantilly High Schools are all in the Top 5. It is inscrutable and amazing to me that the high school...

Fairfax Official: Springfield Mall Is Safe For Shopping

Patch | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay thinks Springfield Mall is still a safe place to shop, but he understands why some area residents might be too spoo...

Warner: Region Needs New Potomac River Bridge

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) thinks the D.C. region needs additional bridges crossing the Potomac River, an issue that's often the thir...

Arin Greenwood

Virginia's Sunday Hunting Debate Pits Gun Rights Against Sabbath | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

As you start loading your guns for the start of Virginia's deer-hunting season, you might wonder why it isn't legal to hunt on Sunday. Not too long ag...

Why Affluent Parents Are Keeping Their Kids In Lower-Rated and Poor Schools

The Washington Post | Jay Matthews | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

For many years, families in the tree-filled Wakefield Chapel neighborhood of Fairfax County heard experts predict the school system would eventually m...

School Makes Required Financial Literacy Fun With A Field Trip

Posted 07.18.2011 | Education

Pay the mortgage or buy a Lamborghini? Based on their purchases in a financial literacy exercise, some middle schoolers in Fairfax County, Va. woul...

In Virginia, Public Schools Turn To Businesses To Keep Them Afloat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As public schools across the country struggle with finances, school districts are looking more and more to the private sector for help. In Fairfax Cou...

Highest Paid US Counties

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 07.09.2010 | Business

Here's the good news: average weekly wages in the U.S. rose 2.5 percent over the year, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Sta...

Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We'll Be Sorry When it Snaps

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Brodsky

Libraries, once considered a necessity, are now seen as a luxury. They are low-hanging fruit for budget pluckers, particularly at the state and local levels of government in communities across the country.

The Richest Counties In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now it's become obvious that the wealthy aren't immune to the recession. In October, The Wall Street Journal reported foreclosures were growing in...