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  • Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilized by state officials decades ago under a widely accepted program. The Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate victims at…

  • Century-Old House in Ballston to be Demolished

    (Updated at 6:30 p.m.) In a matter of months, a Washington Boulevard house thought to have been built in the 1800s will be torn down. The two-story shingle and frame house at 4210 Washington Blvd will be replaced…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    SOUTHEAST Alabama Cloudmont — Thu 9:40 am 8-10 new powder machine groomed 10-51 base 2 of 2 trails, 100% open, 1 of 2 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-4p, 6p-10p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p 6p-10p Maryland Wisp — Thu 5:25…

  • Metro riders get relief as fare hikes killed

    WASHINGTON — Metro riders got some relief Thursday as proposals to raise fares and cut service were killed. The proposed fare hikes would have added 10 cents to rail and bus trips, and service cuts…

  • Police Report: Burglary, Stolen Car in Reston

    Fairfax County Police are investigating a burglary that took place in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive in Reston on Feb. 19. Police said a resident at the Waterside View Apartments in North Reston…

  • Residents Hoping to Launch North Arlington Farmers Market

    A group of residents is working to establish a farmers market at Marymount University, near the northernmost part of Arlington County. According to an email forwarded to ARLnow.com, Marymount has agreed to support the idea of…

  • USGS confirms small earthquake overnight near Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a small earthquake overnight about 24 miles west of the capital of Virginia. The USGS reported on its website that the quake happened around 3:50…

  • Healthy Paws: What’s in a Name?

    Editor’s Note: Healthy Paws is a new column sponsored and written by the owners of Clarendon Animal Care, a full-service, general practice veterinary clinic. The clinic is located 3000 10th Street N., Suite B. and can be reached…

  • Photo Contest: Reston Dogs in the Snow

    With another snow day upon us, we asked for some great dogs-in-the-snow pictures for a photo contest. Here are some of the best entries. Reston Now picks Syd at Lake Newport as the winner. Congratulations to…

  • Peter’s Take: The Way Forward on FY 2016 Budgets

    Peter’s Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com. The county manager and the Arlington Public…

  • Virginia state budget at a glance

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly approved a state budget Thursday. Here are some key elements: — 2 percent pay increase for state employees. — 2.5 percent increase in cash benefits for Temporary…

  • The Right Note: It’s Unanimous

    The Right Note is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com. After campaigning last fall on…

  • US mining regulators cite Va. coal mine after Jan. visit

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine inspectors say they issued 176 citations during a January inspection of mines, including 31 at a Virginia coal mine. The Mine Safety and Health Administration on Thursday released the…

  • Progressive Voice: Arlington’s History of Long-Term Planning, Part Two

    Progressive Voice is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com. This week marks the second…

  • Va.’s high court shows skepticism in fight Alexandria waterfront

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court of Virginia seemed skeptical Thursday of new action in the long-running fight over the redevelopment of the Alexandria waterfront. The court heard arguments — again — in a case brought…