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  • How tolls, extended hours are impacting I-66 traffic

    09/04/2018 12:18:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 12, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Extended Interstate 66 HOV hours and high morning tolls aimed at reducing the number of cars hitting a chokepoint passing the Dulles Connector Road appear to be the biggest drivers of traffic changes since tolls for solo drivers began in December.A new state review of traffic and tolling data on I-66 and parallel roads over the first six months finds more concentrated and severe eastbound traffic delays through the Rosslyn area now than in the same period last year between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., but significantly reduced traffic jams on I-66 inside the Beltway elsewhere and during...
  • Arlington National Cemetery evacuated after bomb threat

    08/22/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Megan Keller
    Officials at Arlington National Cemetery announced that they had evacuated the area after a bomb threat Wednesday morning. All visitors and staff had been safely removed from the area and the emergency services are investigating, according to the statement. "We will update the public as soon as we have additional information," officials added. DEVELOPING
  • Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive

    05/28/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    NYT, WRAL ^ | 28 May 2018 | DAVE PHILIPPS and DAMON WINTER, New York Times
    The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the tradition of burial at the nation’s foremost military cemetery for future generations, the Army, which runs Arlington, says it may have to deny it to nearly all veterans who are living today. 10 Arlington is running out of room. Already the final resting place for more than 420,000 veterans and their relatives, the cemetery has been adding about 7,000 each year. At...
  • Trump vows 'We will never forget our heroes'

    05/28/2018 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | Brooke Singman
    President Trump pledged to Gold Star families on Monday to "never forget our heroes,” saluting those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this Memorial Day. The president marked his second Memorial Day as commander-in-chief with a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, alongside Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. He then delivered brief remarks. "We gather to honor the lives of America's greatest heroes," Trump said. “We’re joined today by the families of American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice....
  • Police: Pit bull attacks Jehovah's Witnesses at front door

    05/25/2018 12:19:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 80 replies
    Just five hours after four people were injured in a dog attack in the North Sound, the animal was euthanized. It happened around 12:30 p.m., off Cemetery Road in Arlington. Police say four Jehovah’s Witnesses parked in front of a house and as soon as one of them - a 70-year-old woman - got out of the vehicle, a pit bull attacked her. “I just heard the screaming - I heard some screaming and I didn’t really pay much attention to it. I was on my phone and I just thought it was kids. It sounded like a little girl...
  • I-66 tolls, longer HOV hours not slowing alternative routes, data show

    03/05/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 21, 2018 | Max Smith
    FAIRFAX, Va. — Both Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and expanded HOV hours have not slowed traffic on most major parallel routes during the morning rush hour, Virginia transportation officials said Tuesday.A new analysis — which found the average daily toll paid in January was $12.37 — also showed that even an increased number of cars on some roads like U.S. Route 50 did not significantly change travel times in January, compared with the same time a year earlier.“What we’re still seeing is the project is working as intended,” said Nick Donohue, Virginia’s deputy transportation secretary.The Virginia Department of...
  • Letter opened at Virginia's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall triggers hazmat situation; 11 fall ill

    02/27/2018 4:37:38 PM PST · by smileyface · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 27 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Investigators are looking into an apparent hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Ft. Myer, Virginia, after a number of people began feeling sick after opening a letter, officials said. Arlington Fire, one of the units responding to the scene, said "11 people started feeling ill after the letter was opened" in an administration building. Three patients were hospitalized and were said to be in stable condition. #Update: Ft Myer Hazmat, 11 people started feeling ill after letter was opened in consolidated admin building. 3 were transported. Condition not known. Ft Myer PIO enroute. — Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) February...
  • Letter sickens 11 in hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    02/27/2018 3:31:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Almost a dozen people have been injured at a Washington-area military base as a result of a letter that contained a hazardous substance, according to local first-responders. Hazmat crews rushed to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and were trying to identify the substance Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fort Myer Fire Department’s Twitter account.
  • Did Amazon employees just tip the company’s hand on HQ2?

    02/21/2018 6:35:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.curbed.com ^ | Feb 20, 2018, 5:49pm EST | By Jeff Andrews
    Clicks on an Arlington, Virginia, website are originating from an internal Amazon site While the world waits with bated breath for Amazon to announce which of its 20 “finalist” cities will be awarded the pleasure of trading its tax base to Jeff Bezos in exchange for the company’s much-ballyhooed second headquarters, a small local news website may have found the answer in its Google Analytics data. ARLnow.com, which serves Arlington, Virginia, found an unusual amount of traffic to a December story about Arlington County winning an award for its environmentally friendly policies. After doing some digging, the site says the...
  • Arlington National Cemetery considers options as it nears capacity

    02/03/2018 10:15:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | February 3, 2018 5:19 am | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    At the current rate, the cemetery will run out of room for burials in the early 2040s. It's raising some tough questions about eligibility WASHINGTON — Tough choices lie ahead for the caretakers of Arlington National Cemetery — the hallowed grounds are beginning to reach capacity, and options are being considered to preserve available space. At the current rate, the cemetery will run out of room for burials in the early 2040s. “There are some things that can be done that would significantly restrict who is eligible and therefore extend the life of the cemetery … over 100 years,” said...
  • Conservative Lobbyist Who Offered Reward For Info On Seth Rich Murder Violently Attacked

    01/18/2018 8:16:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:21 AM 01/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    A well-known conservative lobbyist was sprayed with a “caustic substance” by a masked attacker outside his Arlington home Tuesday, according to local police. Jack Burkman, who made headlines again in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrator’s identity. Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray,...
  • $17 tolls? VDOT says 1st day on I-66 averaged $14.50 round trip

    12/29/2017 10:38:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 8, 2017 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — About two years ago, during the last big debate over Interstate 66 rush-hour tolls for solo drivers, there was a lot of talk about $17 round-trip tolls. Virginia’s transportation secretary said this week that the tolls drivers have seen inside the Beltway so far remain in line with those projections. New data the Virginia Department of Transportation provided Thursday from the first day of tolls on Monday morning show the average morning toll for drivers who paid with an E-ZPass, or who will get automated violation notices in the mail, was $10.70, while the average afternoon toll paid...
  • Doctor accused of spiking woman’s drink with abortion pill

    12/13/2017 4:18:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    news10 ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | staff
    ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for 3 years. Imran, a doctor, had moved from Rochester to Arlington, Virginia for a new job – when he learned from Fiske, she was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do,” explained Fiske. Fiske says she was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to Virginia to visit Imran to plan how they would raise the child. And that’s when she says, he poisoned her. “When I was...
  • As Arlington Cemetery's fills up, should Confederates make room? [yes, barf alert]

    08/17/2017 5:52:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/27/17 | Dan K. Thomasson
    Arlington National Cemetery, it seems, is running out of space. A bugler might need to play taps for the holiest and most visited of the nation's military resting places sometime around midcentury if the burial ground isn't further expanded. But oh yes, I forgot. Some space could be made in Section 16, where one can find buried Confederate dead and a memorial to those who fell trying to form a separate union. With today's full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history, at least the tributes to the South's heroes, perhaps some plots could be freed up by removing...
  • Six Flags Over Texas continues to fly Confederate flag despite controversy

    08/17/2017 10:37:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/2017
    Despite the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., the Six Flags Over Texas theme park stands by its decision to fly the Confederate States of America flag. The Arlington theme park was named for the six flags that have flown over the state of Texas in its history, the Confederate flag being one of them, according to TMZ.
  • Biking advocates worry I-66 expansion project puts a bike trail too close to traffic

    07/11/2017 7:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2017 | Luz Lazo
    The widening of Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway is bringing HOT lanes to one of the region’s most congested corridors. It also will make room for bicyclists and pedestrians — putting them on a trail next to one of the region’s busiest and most congested highways. The bike path, part of the $2.3 billion interstate expansion project, has drawn cheers and criticism from biking aficionados who welcome the addition of the trail but say, if built as proposed, users will be too close to cars whizzing by on the interstate and exposed to toxic exhaust fumes. For about five...
  • Killing Republicans to Save Health Care and the Planet

    06/15/2017 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democratic National Committee announced that Resistance Summer would begin in June. James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders volunteer, delivered by opening fire on Republicans playing baseball. Hodgkinson had spent the weeks before the shooting staring at the site of his future attack and working on his laptop. What was he doing on his laptop? Ranting about Trump and Republicans. The left-wing terrorist who opened fire on Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game, an event to which they had brought their children, didnÂ’t come up with his own ideas. His Facebook pages were dumpsters rotting with reposted left-wing hate. There...
  • 'Thank you, Jane': Trump gives gratitude to tearful widow of slain Army sniper and honors deceased

    05/29/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5/29/17 | Geoff Earle
    FULL TITLE...............'Thank you, Jane': Trump gives gratitude to tearful widow of slain Army sniper and honors deceased son of Gen. John Kelly, others who made 'ultimate sacrifice' in emotional Memorial Day tribute at Arlington..................President Donald Trump honored those who lost their lives serving the nation as he participated in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Monday and told emotional stories of just a few who perished. 'Here at this hallowed shrine we honor the noblest among us – the men and the women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom,' Trump told a crowd of...
  • President Trump Meets Gold Star Families in Arlington Cemetery…(video)

    05/29/2017 1:32:16 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2017 | Sundance
    After placing a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown, and delivering a Memorial Day speech, President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence walked to place flowers on the headstone of First Lieutenant Robert Kelly -son of DHS Secretary General John Kelly- who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Along the route through section #60 (reserved for Iraq and Afghanistan conflict) the President and Vice-President met with families of the fallen, our nation’s finest. Obviously, many were overwhelmed and emotional as President Trump and VP Pence listened to them talk about their sons, daughters, spouses, moms and dads.
  • Twitter Trolls Apparently Didn’t Like How Donald Trump Sang the National Anthem

    05/29/2017 11:31:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 29, 2017 | Jon Levine
    In the next edition of Donald Trump can do nothing right ever, we give you the National Anthem. Shortly before delivering Memorial Day remarks Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump joined with the audience in the traditional signing of America’s national song. Unlike a lot in Trumpland, it all went off smoothly — but that still didn’t stop a certain class of Twitter liberal from taking exception. The crime this time was Trump’s personal rendition of the anthem, which trolls online apparently deemed insufficiently respectful — or something. Here’s a snapshot of the miasma of faux outrage. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) …...