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: November, 2013

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013

No noise is bad noise in Fairfax County -- for now

A 2009 state Supreme Court ruling invalidated most municipal noise ordinances. Fairfax and Arlington are moving to fix theirs.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, noise ordinance, Peppermint Beach Club, Virginia Supreme Court

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Bob Farren steps down as head of Loudoun Hounds, VIP Entertainment

The longtime driving force behind bringing baseball and soccer to Loudoun is replaced.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Bob Farren, Loudoun Hounds, VIP Sports & Entertainment, Virginia Cavalry FC

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Va. approves controversial James River power-line plan; federal fight looms

Utility clears state hurdle to put high-voltage line across America’s founding waterway.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Northern Virginia is for beer and wine lovers -- some tasty places to spend your holidays

Leesburg is declared a beer hotspot, and Virginia wine stakes its spot among the world’s best

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Leesburg, microbreweries, Virginia wine

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Let’s talk about turkey pardons for a moment

Each year, the leader of the free world has to pardon a turkey. What happens to the winner of this Turkey Hunger Games?

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  turkeys

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Reston Association agrees to swap trees for parking lot in redeveloped Lake Anne

Residents protest, association member resigns as Reston relinquishes parkland for first time

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Maier, Lake Anne Village Center, Republic Land Development, Reston, Robert Simon

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/25/2013

The Washington area is a great place to rent homes to hipsters

If you’re looking to rent homes to hipsters (yes, we said hipsters, just keep going), the D.C. region is home to four good zip codes for that.

By Mark Berman  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hipsters, Real Estate

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

What are Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s plans for Virginia’s mental health system?

McAuliffe wants to use expanded Medicaid funds for mental health, has named mental health experts to transition team.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Creigh Deeds, mental health, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Medicaid expansion

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Reston man runs up $202,000 bill driving through E-ZPass gates without paying

He thought the cameras weren’t on, and that the toll road was free after 11:30 p.m. Uh, no.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Toll Road, E-ZPass, Jason Bourcier, Reston

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Prince George’s ‘A Belle in Brooklyn’ relationship blogger Demetria Lucas stars in reality TV

“Blood, Sweat & Heels,” produced by Bravo, debuts Jan. 5 and features a group of women who are “movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles.“

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/22/2013

What to read, watch and listen to about JFK today

With so much JFK assassination anniversary stuff out there, here’s a guide to what is worthy of your attention today.

By Mark Berman  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/22/2013

As Maryland’s casino market expands, a gambling foe wants the focus on addiction

Maryland’s casino boom has a human cost, anti-gambling advocate says

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/22/2013

What to do with Shaw’s shiny new toys

By Clinton Yates  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Last chance to help name the panda cub

The National Zoo’s contest to help name the panda cub ends tomorrow, so if you want to vote, now’s your chance.

By Mark Berman  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Panda, Panda cub

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Drunken seniors, fistfights, larceny and other true tales from Maryland’s casinos

The monthly compliance summary of incidents and infractions at Maryland’s four casinos is a winning read.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Northern Virginia’s slice of Camelot: The Kennedys in Fauquier County, 1961-63

Jacqueline Kennedy loved the horse country around Middleburg, and designed and built a house there in 1963.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Fox, Catherine Lloyd, David Lloyd, Glen Ora, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Middleburg, Wexford

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Interview with ‘The Best Man Holiday’ director Malcolm D. Lee

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/20/2013

‘The Best Man Holiday’: Universality that tugs at the heart

While it’s refreshing to see brown faces on the big screen that are not slaves or a gun-toting cross-dresser, my support for this film transcends racial pride.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Growing pains test residents in Brookland

On the surface, Brookland is one of the city’s most integrated and harmonious communities. But a battle over a neighborhood bar has divided residents along lines that are difficult to define, but easy to see.

By Clinton Yates  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Video of the panda cub taking her first steps

The panda cub took her first steps and it’s on video and it’s everything you could possibly hope for in a video of a panda cub taking her first steps.

By Mark Berman  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, Panda, Panda cub

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Why we still remember where we were when Kennedy was assassinated

Readers weigh in on why President Kennedy’s assassination still holds such emotion for those who lived through it.

By Jessica Stahl  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Battle over the future of Fairfax libraries to be joined again today by county supervisors

The county library’s board of trustees will report on two months of public input and reconsideration of its future plans and book destruction.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Library, Sam Clay, Sharon Bulova, Willard Jasper

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/18/2013

New York Times calls D.C. ‘the gayest place in America.’ Is it?

Is D.C. really “the gayest place in America?” And how do you accurately measure that?

By Mark Berman  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., New York Times

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Chantilly mom ships teen daughter to Siberia. Two years later, she’s still there. Really.

A Russian-born woman sends her Russian-born child from Fairfax back to Russia. Child may have trouble getting back to U.S.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chantilly, Natalia Roberts, Novobirsk, Siberia, Sofia Petrova Roberts

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/14/2013

‘Anchorman’ exhibit gives journalists a chance to quote ‘Anchorman’

The Newseum’s “Anchorman” exhibition, which opened Thursday, serves as a reminder that people will quote “Anchorman” any chance they get.

By Mark Berman  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anchorman 2, Newseum

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Renisha McBride’s killing and equal opportunity racial hatred

A Detroit woman’s shooting death appears to highlight continued racial biases and fears held about African Americans.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  07:33 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Web site won’t work? Just shut down the whole company

LivingSocial’s site has been down for more than a day, the latest in a long line of problems for the company. Of course, one writer thinks the company may as well shut down now.

By Mark Berman  |  04:52 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LivingSocial

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Redevelopers of Reston’s Lake Anne propose replacing trees with parking, residents divided

The developers say they need more parking at Lake Anne Village Center, but some residents say they need the trees.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lake Anne Village Center, Republic Land Development, Reston

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/06/2013

How the State of NoVa voted, 2013 edition

The State of NoVa goes blue again, surrounded by red RoVa.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Loudoun County, Prince William County, State of NoVa, Terry McAuliffe

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Behind the death of Alexandria’s Sam Del Brocco: the life of accused killer John Snavely

How Snavely became a porn star, met Del Brocco, and allegedly killed him in 2010.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Broward County, John Snavely, Miami New Times, Pompano Beach, Sam Del Brocco

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Mayors, cocaine and who we are

The accusations of Rob Ford’s boorish behavior are easy to laugh at, but he’s no Marion Barry. That’s because Barry’s behavior cast an awful light on an entire city

By Clinton Yates  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Live updates: Election day 2013

We’re bringing you live updates all day from Virginia’s gubernatorial race as well as updates from the other Virginia races, New York City’s mayoral campaign and the New Jersey governor’s race.

By Mark Berman  |  06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election day 2013, Elections

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Great Falls’ Evvie Heilbrunn climbs Himalayas for nine days, can’t quite reach Mount Everest

The Great Falls woman, climbing with Parkinson’s, is forced to turn back by brain swelling.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evvie Heilbrunn, Great Falls, Mount Everest, Parkinson's disease, Summit 4 Stem Cell

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

My day as a Fairfax County firefighter: I could do that if I were smarter, stronger and braver

A journalist gets a hands-on taste of what firefighters deal with every day.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fire, media training, Tom Jackman

 

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