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Republican Requiem

Democrats take General Assembly, sweep Fairfax School Board; Republicans hold Springfield.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Northern Virginia had its own breed of Republicanism. People like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11), U.S. Sen. John Warner and Del. Dave Albo (R-42). Now, after a series of stunning defeats since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Northern Virginia Republicans are a dying breed, with moderates bowing out or being voted out.

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Supervisors Vote to Save Lake Accotink

Fairfax County approves financing plan for Lake Accotink dredging.

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Generation Gap

Millennials and Gen X now outnumber older voters. So why do Baby Boomers dominate?

Millennials and Gen Xers now outnumber Baby Boomers and older voters in Virginia, according to data from the Census Bureau. But that doesn’t mean they have as much influence. Census numbers also show another trend: People over the age of 45 vote at much higher rates.

2018 Report: Nearly 7,000 Virginia Absentee Ballots Mailed Too Late

Voters have already returned more absentee ballots in 2019 than the last time all 140 seats in the General Assembly were on the ballot.

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Uptick in Virginia Student Absentee Ballots Might Indicate Higher Turnout

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Kofi Annan Resigns as Fairfax County NAACP President

Fairfax NAACP issues statement; Sean Perryman assumes presidency.

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‘Sensible Gun Legislation’ Rejected Again

Local activists reaffirm their commitment to gun violence prevention movement.

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Squeaker for Saslaw

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Virginia Senate Minority Leader Faces Two Primary Challengers

Dick Saslaw hasn’t had a primary challenge since the 1970s; now he has two.

The last time Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw had a primary opponent, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and the Bee Gees were at the top of the charts. This year, for the first time since 1979, Saslaw has primary opposition. Not just one opponent, but two.

Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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