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The State of NoVa: March, 2013

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Va. law forces GMU to reject daughter of homicide victim, 10-year Virginia resident, for in-state tuition

Student is a 10-year Virginia resident, but father lives in Maryland

By Tom Jackman  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Fairfax City | Tags:  Molly Hakopian, Haroot Hakopian, George Mason University, in-state tuition, Sarajane Hakopian, Renell Wynn

Posted at 05:10 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Fairfax City ready to join Fairfax County’s water utility; county water wars may be near an end

Falls Church and Vienna also ready to end their water utilities

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax City, Va., Falls Church, Va., Fairfax Water, Scott Silverthorne, Robert Sisson, Dan Drummond

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Bryan Glenn, missing W.T. Woodson student, committed suicide, medical examiner rules

Bryan Glenn was object of intense search by police and community

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax City | Tags:  Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County police, Virginia medical examiner, teen suicide

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Alexandria’s Norm Hatch played critical role in the historic Iwo Jima photo from World War II

World War II combat photographer also shot Oscar-winning footage.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  Norman Hatch, Iwo Jima, Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima Memorial

Posted at 05:04 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Today is ‘Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day,’ for Virginians who openly carry guns in public

To show appreciation for allowing open carry of guns, legal in Va.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Sterling | Tags:  Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day, I Love Guns and Coffee, Ed Levine, Howard Schultz

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/21/2013

George Mason student and Navy veteran wins in-state tuition case, may set Va. precedent for military

Service members transferred out of Va. can still get in-state tuition

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Courts | Tags:  Stephanie Kermgard, George Mason University, military friendly, in-state tuition, Fairfax, Va., Judge Robert J. Smith, Thomas Moncure

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Vienna names Jim Morris, current acting chief of Fairfax County, to head Vienna Police Department

His departure opens up the competition for top Fairfax job.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jim Morris, Vienna, Va., Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Loudoun baseball-soccer stadium faces first big test Tuesday, both sides rallying supporters

Supporters of project and neighbors who oppose it both plan to be there

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Ashburn, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun Hounds, Virginia Cavalry, Ashburn stadium, No Stadium on 7, One Loudoun, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Va.

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013

VIDEO: Parkour on the George Mason campus

Freshman Omar Zaki hopes to spread interest in the activity

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  Parkour, George Mason University

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/15/2013

UPDATE: NoVa income tax defeated in Va. House

Requirement of referendum removed, tax targeted for transportation

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Walter Stosch, local income tax, transportation, transportation tax, Northern Virginia, Virginia Senate

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 02/15/2013

UPDATE: Loudoun girl, 10, delivers 240,000 letters to Macy’s to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Gabriella Miller raises funds for 36 children to take trips

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Loudoun County | Tags:  Gabriella Miller, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Macy's

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Fairfax senator’s ‘dooring’ cyclist safety bill fails on tied committee vote; seven delegates are no-shows

Virginia remains one of only 10 states with no law protecting cyclists

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dooring, Virginia General Assembly, bicycle safety, Chap Petersen, Tom Rust, Rich Anderson, Michael Gilbert, Mark Blacknell

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Northern Va. continues its stream of QBs to Stanford, other stars to Alabama, Florida, Fla. St.

Ashburn’s Ryan Burns to back up McLean’s Kevin Hogan.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ryan Burns, Jonathan Allen, Stanford University, Kevin Hogan, Stone Bridge High School

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Arlington’s Tracey Hepner, founder of group for gays in military, to sit with first lady for State of Union

Tracey Hepner co-founded Military Partners and Families Coalition.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tracey Hepner, Michelle Obama, State of the Union, Gen. Tammy Smith

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Chantilly man launches line of bullet resistant clothes, now backpacks in big demand

Abbas Haider and college partner providing extra protection for students

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abbas Haider, Robert Davis, American Armor Attire, bullet resistant backpacks, bullet resistant clothes

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Fairfax Underground: A deeper look at the wide open online forum with one million visitors per month

Cary Wiedemann wants full transparency, no filters.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Media, Springfield | Tags:  Fairfax Underground, Cary Wiedemann, Center for Democracy & Technology, Electronic Freedom Foundation

Posted at 05:09 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Who should be on the new Virginia coins? A State of NoVa poll

Modern-day icons such as Ashe, Wolfe, Grohl deserve honor

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Prince William County | Tags:  Virginia currency, Bob Marshall, Arthur Ashe, Tom Wolfe, Dave Grohl, Patsy Cline

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 02/07/2013

New Loudoun pro soccer team to be called Virginia Cavalry FC

To play in Ashburn in the NASL, now a minor league

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Virginia Cavalry FC, Ashburn, Va., North American Soccer League, VIP Sports and Entertainment, Sporting Delgaudio

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Food trucks in Arlington, and common sense, prevail on parking restrictions

One hour limit for trucks is discarded by prosecutors, new law coming

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Courts | Tags:  Seoul Food D.C., Arlington, Va., food trucks, Theo Stamos, Institute for Justice

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

USO opens Warrior and Family Center on Fort Belvoir, largest USO center in world

Facility for wounded warriors has space for recreation, career, quiet

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  USO, Warrior and Family Center, Fort Belvoir, Sloan Gibson, Kathleen Causey, Charles Eggleston

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Annandale gangster sentenced to 17 years for extortion ring that terrorized Korean merchants

Han Sa Yu, or ‘Thunder,’ terrorized for years with ‘Korean Night Breeders’

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Crime | Tags:  Han Sa Yu, Annandale, Va., Korean crime, extortion

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

Northern Virginia students at James Madison U. create anti-human trafficking campaign for MTV

From James Madison University, project chosen for mtvU challenge

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Reston, Ashburn, Sterling | Tags:  human trafficking, Against Our Will Challenge, The Backstory, Liz Ramirez, Danielle McLean, Jasmine Jones, Kristen Hotz, mtvU, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Fairfax County’s Matthew Poldy, 10, catches world record fish off coast of Key West

A 23-pound grouper breaks previous junior angler record by six pounds

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Matthew Poldy, fishing, black grouper, Oak Hill, Va., Greg Poldy


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