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'Holland in Haymarket' Brings the Hues of the Netherlands to Northern Virginia

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

With flights from Washington, D.C. to Amsterdam averaging around $1500 this spring, my trip to the tulips may have to wait. But just 45 minutes outside the Nation's Capital is another garden with a propitious nickname: "Holland in Haymarket."

How Fat Is Virginia?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new report reveals that residents of Northern Virginia are fat -- and getting fatter. "How Healthy Is Northern Virginia?," a report...

Jon Ward

Republican Governor Candidate Would Send 'Not Wanted' Signal To Business, Democrat Says | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

LEESBURG, Va. -– Hours after Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced that he will not run for governor as an independent, the Democratic...

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.

Matt Sledge

Storm Closes Early Voting In Crucial Democratic Stronghold | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hurricane Sandy closed early voting sites in several states on Monday, including in the crucial vote-rich Democratic stronghold of norther...

Alex Becker

Republicans Learn To Love Romney In Key Swing State | Alex Becker | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

LEESBURG, Va.-- Republican governors Bob McDonnell (Va.) and Scott Walker (Wis.) took the podium to cheers and waving campaign signs at a rally in a k...

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...

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.

Photo Exhibition Brings NoVa Gothic To Artisphere (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Everitt Clark's black and white photos of Northern Virginia, going on view at Artisphere, will make you see Northern Virginia's suburbs ...

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...

Saki Knafo

What the Government Shutdown Means On The (Very) Local Level | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at As politicians in Washington fought over proposed cuts to the federal bud...

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

The Ceremony of Forgetting: Appomattox

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

The sad pageant of Lee's surrender marked the passing of a way of life founded, not "ultimately," but intimately and immediately, on the unpaid labor of a third of the South's population.