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Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.
Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.
As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.
Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.
Fairfax County is working on a formal gun give- back program to get unwanted weapons off the street.
It's a fiscal sign of the times. One of the D.C. area's largest, wealthiest counties is feeling the financial squeeze again this year.
Fairfax County is debating policies that would encourage county employees to stop smoking in an effort to improve workers' health and reduce health care costs.
The clock continues to tick towards Jan. 1, 2013 when a mandatory 10 percent cut in the federal budget is scheduled to kick in.
Fairfax County needs $3 billion over the next 10 years to build and maintain local roads because of cutbacks in state and federal funding.
Fairfax County is moving quickly on transportation projects and the head of the county board of supervisors says it should all pay off for commuters.