Fairfax receives $8 million for traffic relief on Route 1 and two other roads

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allots funds for county after intense public pressure.

John Guevara takes Republican nomination in Fairfax supervisor race

A political novice, Guevara edged out two experienced candidates in race to replace retiring supervisor Frey.

Alexandria mayoral candidates agree: Don’t sell off City Hall, Market Square

Three Democratic candidates have their first face-off in the hotly contested race.

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Federal investigators reviewed top Va. lawmaker’s relationship with lobbyist

Thomas K. Norment Jr. sponsored bills her firm pushed, but a federal review found no crimes.

Republicans vie to replace retiring supervisor in Fairfax’s Sully District

Traffic and taxes top concerns of residents in firehouse canvass election to fill seat of Michael R. Frey.

Fairfax supervisors approve budget $14 million shy of what schools want

The new budget keeps the tax rate the same and limits raises for county employees in a tough economy.

McAuliffe finds himself back in campaign mode for Hillary Clinton

But this time Virginia’s governor is taking a lower-profile approach than he did for Clinton in previous races.

Washington-area population increase slowing down, census figures indicate

As federal spending cuts slow job gains, new census estimates show a dramatic trend in “outmigration,” with the number of people moving away on the rise.

Arlington won’t call 105-year-old Wilson School historic

Too much about it has changed and it would cost too much to restore, the board said of the Rosslyn school.

Fairfax budget would leave schools, county workers a little short

A final vote is scheduled for April 28 on the nearly $4 billion budget.

Virginia legislature adopts stricter gift standards for public officials

Lawmakers agreed with Gov. McAuliffe on $100 limit but killed many of his other amendments to bill.

Democrats lose challenger in state Senate race

Traci Dippert has dropped out of the race against Republican state Sen. Bryce Reeves.

Arlington to boost school budget, spend more on economic development

No property tax rate increase is planned, but rising assessments mean higher tax bills for landowners.

Fixing error in Va. ethics bill proves to be not so simple

Call for $100 lifetime gift cap, instead of an annual one, has legislators tossing around revision options.

Alexandria postpones ribbon-cutting at firefighter-less fire station

The city had planned to inaugurate the new facility without a plan for staffing.

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