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Past articles by Elina:

First-time voters in Loudoun County get a sticker and a surprise

Organizers went the extra mile to create a festive atmosphere at Old Stone School, the polling place for the nearly 3,000 Hillsboro precinct voters. → Read More

Arlington Police Department starts Fall Street Smart campaign

Arlington County Police Department's Special Operations division is starting their Street Smart campaign on November 5, a part of their traffic safety program. → Read More

Archaeologists uncover history in the waterfront

Alexandria, a Virginia city settled on the Potomac River, is known for its old town history that continues to unfold. → Read More

Two Six Labs to invest $3.4 million to expand headquarters

Two Six Labs, a cybersecurity and information technology company that develops applications for problem solving is investing $3.4 million to relocate to a new office and expand its corporate headquarters in Arlington County. → Read More

Bound-together bodies of Fairfax sisters found in New York

New York City Police found two bodies on the Hudson River. They were two sisters from Fairfax County, Virginia. → Read More

Books for Babies creates young learners

Since 2000, Inova Hospital's Books for Babies program has provided new parents with about 3,000 English and Spanish books each year. → Read More

Dead taxi driver cold case mystery remains unsolved

Back in 2008, taxi driver Ahmed Khawaja was found dead on the side of Laurelwood Court in Manassas with a gunshot wound to his head. → Read More

City of Alexandria prepares for 2020 U.S. census

The city of Alexandria is working to accurately count the city's population for the 2020 U.S. census report. Officials want to make sure everyone is accounted for. → Read More

Local officials speak up on #MeToo Movement, share stories

Fairfax County officials say there are strength in numbers. One by one, they are taking a step into the national conversation, saying 'Me Too.' → Read More

Closures announced for Arlington Memorial Bridge

Additional closures will impact drivers along the Arlington Memorial Bridge. → Read More

Arlington begins regulating motorized scooters

Scooter-riding individuals frequently can be seen zipping through the metro corridors, and Arlington is one Virginia jurisdiction that has adopted these two-wheelers. → Read More

Loudoun County opens up new police station

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is opening new doors to the public, serving the large community in Ashburn. → Read More

Fairfax County Steps Up for Kids

We have children in front of us who have been victims of domestic assault, assault and battery and other violent crimes. → Read More

Using archery to manage the deer population in Fairfax County

In order to reduce and stabilize the white-tailed deer population in Fairfax County, an archery program is returning for its eighth year this fall. → Read More

Starbucks to pay Virginia employees to volunteer

Starbucks is now funding workers to spend half of their week working at nonprofit organizations. → Read More

Arlington County honors the lives lost from 9/11

Virginians took a moment of silence in memory and honor of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives 17 years ago. → Read More

Labor Day Festival gives back to educational programs

Virginians gathered together to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that the working class has made. → Read More

Man arrested after diving into trashcan during a police chase

A police chase throughout Fairfax ended with a man in the trash. → Read More

Legislation to fund Virginia priorities

August 28, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) discussed the recent passage of legislation to fund Virginia defense, health care, education and workforce priorities. → Read More

Officials educate drivers ahead of Labor Day weekend

Virginia is taking an aggressive approach to enforcement and education to reduce alcohol-related traffic incidents. → Read More