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Bulova: Education to be major focus in 2014

In her State of the County address, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova says education and funding public schools will be a major focus of the board's time in the coming year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:14pm EST

Tags: Sharon Bulova, Karen Garza, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, budget, kathy stewart

Long shutdown could lead to real hardship in affluent suburbs

There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:21am EDT

Tags: Sharon Bulova, shutdown, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County, government shutdown

Fairfax County develops plans to target speeders

Fairfax County plans to spend $350,000 to add more stop signs and speed bumps to force drivers to slow down in residential neighborhoods.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 04:50am EDT

Tags: speeding, speed bumps, stop signs, Sharon Bulova, John Cook, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County

Roadside sign ban in Fairfax County leads to clean-up

Signs for SAT prep, closeout sales and massages clutter the intersection of Fair Lakes Parkway and West Ox Road. They can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Soon, they will be gone from the roadways in Fairfax County.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: road signs, Fairfax County, Sharon Bulova, Hank Silverberg

Despite strides, Northern Virginia still grappling with homelessness

Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 07:31am EDT

Tags: homelessness, homeless, andrew mollenbeck, alicia lozano, Arlington, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County, alexandria, Arlington County

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Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: 911, texting, derecho, Sharon Bulova, fcc

Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

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.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding, transportation funding reform bill, Silver Line, Sharon Bulova, jeff mckay

Va. Legislature considers income tax for roads, NOVA

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.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:24pm EST

Tags: transportation funding, Chap Peterson, Virginia General Assembly, income taxes, Sharon Bulova

Fairfax to create formal gun give-back program

Fairfax County is working on a formal gun give- back program to get unwanted weapons off the street.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:36am EST

Tags: gun violence, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Police Department, Hank Silverberg, guns

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