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  • Dems fighting renaming park near Reagan Airport for Nancy Reagan

    01/18/2018 12:13:16 PM PST · by leaymane · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/17/18 | Jenna Portnoy
    A House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would rename Gravelly Point Park after former first lady Nancy Reagan, roiling local residents who are still upset about the renaming of Washington National Airport for Ronald Reagan 20 years ago. The bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee along party lines over the objections of Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who accused Republicans of forcing the name change despite a complete lack of local support or input. “I have great respect for Nancy Reagan . . . ,” Beyer said. “But this bill is the equivalent of someone coming in and changing the...
  • Next on Virginias extensive toll-road system: Interstate 395

    12/17/2017 1:15:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Luz Lazo
    T he expansion of Virginias extensive system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes is shifting to Interstate 395. Construction is set to take off before the end of the year along an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 395, where todays high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are being converted into toll lanes. The $480 million project will deliver the next major milestone in the states vision to create a network of more than 90 miles of HOT lanes in Northern Virginia by 2022. About 45 miles of express lanes have opened on Interstates 495 and 95 within the past five years, and the state...
  • Drivers see I-66 tolls fluctuate frantically, top out at $34.50

    12/04/2017 9:20:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 4,2017 | Reem Nadeem
    WASHINGTON Drivers on eastbound Interstate 66 saw tolls fluctuate frantically and top out at almost $35 during the Monday morning commute, the first with dynamic tolling on the highway. Rush-hour tolling began at 5:30 a.m. and early morning drivers saw tolls at around $3.50. Within an hour, the tolls had risen to $10 and eventually reached $34.50 at the height of rush-hour. By 9 a.m., prices were back down to below $10, said WTOPs traffic reporter Dave Dildine, who spent the morning driving on I-66 to report the latest conditions. Its going to take some time for us to...
  • Trump to make announcement on strategy for Afghanistan (4,000 more troops)

    08/20/2017 2:59:51 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    President Trump has decided on a strategy for Afghanistan that also takes a broad approach toward tackling competing interests in South Asia, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports. The White House released a statement on Sunday saying that Mr. Trump will address the nation's troops and the American people on Monday evening from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, "to provide an update on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia." Officials expect Mr. Trump to announce a strategy that meets the requests of commanders in the field, allows for the deployment of around 4,000 more U.S. troops,...
  • A Virginia Woman Hears a Noise in the Attic, and the Police Find a Man Living There

    07/26/2017 1:18:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/26/2017 | Maggie Astor
    Usually, the floorboards creaking above you in the middle of the night are the house settling. Or perhaps a raccoon. But for a woman in Arlington, Va., it was the footsteps of a man living in her attic. The woman, who was not publicly identified, heard noises coming from the attic of the house she rents on 22nd Street S, just outside Washington, the Arlington County Police Department said. She contacted her landlord, thinking it might be him she was hearing because sometimes hes used the storage above, she told NBC Washington and the landlord called the police...
  • Newly released 9/11 photos from Pentagon show aftermath of terrorist attack

    03/31/2017 9:44:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 132 replies ^ | March 31, 2017 | John Boyd
    Earlier this month, the FBI released a new set of never-before-seen images of the aftermath of the 9/11 attack against the Pentagon.
  • Virginia Democrat: I Think We Should Have A Gun Registry

    12/08/2016 6:22:35 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 12/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Barbara Favola says she doesnt want to take away your guns. She just wants to know what youre packing. The Arlington Democrat is proposing to have the state study whether the registration of firearms in Virginia is feasible, because she believes arming police with a database of gun records would provide them with an additional tool to fight crime. But she knows even a study will draw opposition in Richmond [] My guess is that there will not be a single Republican who will vote for this bill, says Sen Richard Black (R-Loudoun). The whole purpose of [the study]...
  • Gun Shop Opens Outside DC Despite Protests

    03/28/2016 11:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds turned out at the grand opening of a gun shop just a few miles from the Washington, D.C. city limits on Saturday. The Arlington storefront was packed with people handling a wide variety of firearms, eating breakfast pastries, and talking to the staff of NOVA Armory. The small boutique, which specializes in high-end firearms, opened despite fierce resistance from local anti-gun activists and politicians. The resistance included a protest targeting the gun shops opening. The protest was held several blocks away from the store in a local park, and most protestors did not come over to the actual location...
  • BREAKING: Ebola Response in Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

    02/26/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by palmer · 13 replies
    Arlington Now ^ | February 26, 2015 at 10:05 am |
    (Updated at 10:35 a.m.) Arlington County medics, firefighters and the hazmat team are on the scene of a Clarendon apartment building for a potential case of Ebola. The call came in just after 9:30 this morning, for a possible Ebola patient in the new Beacon at Clarendon apartment building at 1128 N. Irving Street. According to ACFD spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani, the department dispatches an Ebola response out of an abundance of caution when a sick person has a travel history and symptoms consistent with a case of the deadly virus. While its unlikely its Ebola, the fire department...
  • Moran Explains Why He Supports A Strike On Syria - And His Constituents Don't (Rat Hypocrite)

    09/05/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | John Matthews
    Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) readily admits that the residents of his congressional district in Arlington and Alexandria don't agree with his support for an air strike on Syria. "The vast majority of my constituents are opposed," Moran admitted in an interview Thursday with WMAL's Mornings on the Mall. "You have to make a call in terms of whether you're going to be fully representative of your constituents, or you're going to try to show some leadership on an issue like this, and this is one where I feel strongly enough," he added. Moran says the U.S. has no choice...
  • Vandal Targets Prius Cars in Arlington

    07/23/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 7/22/2013
    More than a dozen people spread throughout north and south Arlington woke up Monday morning with slashed car tires, and the vandal had a pretty specific target. Someone punctured the tires of Priuses parked overnight on driveways, apartment parking lots and the street. Police found 15 Prius cars flat. They also got a Smart car. Police say they found fingerprints consistent with someone leaning on the car while cutting the tires.
  • Virginia Builds $1 Million Super Bus Stop [which can shelter only 15 people]

    04/07/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies ^ | April 4, 2013 | Tiffany Kaiser
    It expects to build 23 more at over $900,000 a piece The city of Arlington just recently opened an impressive bus stop with a not-so-impressive price tag of $1 million. The super stop in Arlington, Virginia is unlike any other bus stop. It has a custom designed roof made of glass and steel; a wall of etched glass; heaters in the floor; gorgeous landscaping, and concrete/stainless steel benches. The bus stop has 10-inch high curbs, 90 feet of concrete and can shelter 15 people at a time while waiting for buses to arrive all at a cost of $1...
  • Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees

    01/26/2013 6:33:25 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | January 25, 2013 | Barbara Starr,
    Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees in an effort to cut back on military spending, the No. 2 Pentagon official said on Friday. Full time civilian employees, which number in the hundreds of thousands, also will be furloughed for one day a week for 22 weeks, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview with wire service reporters. His comments were confirmed by a Pentagon spokesman.
  • Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21

    01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights. But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from...
  • Northern Virginia Democrat Takes Aim at the Gun Show Loophole

    01/12/2013 6:35:16 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | January 10, 2013 | Michael Lee Pope
    Legislators will be dueling over guns this year at the Capitol, with gun-rights advocates set to oppose efforts to close Virginias gun-show loophole. Alexandria state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Arlington Del. Patrick Hope (D-47) have introduced legislation that would require a background check for every gun purchase. That includes the 40 percent of current gun sales that take place in a private transaction, which do not require any kind of background check to be conducted on the individual purchasing the weapon. The current laws are like Swiss cheese, said Hope, who sits on the Militia, Police and Public Safety...

    10/24/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/24/2012 | John Hayward
    A new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas shows Pat Moran, son of longtime incumbent congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and field director for his father’s re-election campaign, instructing a supporter in how to use fraudulent documents to cast a hundred illegal votes: Note that Project Veritas prominently includes the unedited raw footage of this encounter, to counter the usual whines about false editing. There’s not much question about what happens here. An undercover operative posing as a very enthusiastic supporter says he’s got a hundred names of people who probably aren’t going to vote, and he wants to...
  • Man Questioned for Molotov Cocktail at Mall (Arlington, Va. Terrorist Attempt)

    10/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 39 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 | ARL Now
    Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. [Now found and arrested.] The man threw what was described as a flaming bottle from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured.
  • Investigation Near County Office Building (Arlington Co., VA)

    09/12/2011 5:51:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    ARL Now ^ | September 12, 2011
    Roads are closed in front of the county office building at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, in Courthouse, while authorities investigate a suspicious envelope. Police were unable to provide any additional information about the investigation, but a photo of the scene shows the countys Bomb Squad truck and a Bomb Squad member in full blast gear. ART bus routes 41, 62 and 77 are delayed due to the closures.
  • Al Qaeda-related statements, backpack found in suspicious vehicle stopped near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8:07 AM, June 17, 2011 | Staff
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Authorities found al Qaeda-related statements, a backpack containing ammonium nitrate, and spent 9mm shells Friday after stopping a suspicious vehicle close to the Pentagon and arresting a man, ABC's "Good Morning America" reported. Pentagon Police arrested one person Friday and closed several roads around the US Department of Defense headquarters after officers stopped a suspicious vehicle and discovered a backpack believed to contain ammonium nitrate, FOX News Channel reported. The vehicle was stopped about 6:00am local time Friday. Police were searching for one, or possibly two, other people who fled the vehicle when it was stopped by...
  • 'Suspicious device' found in car near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | June 17, 2011 | by Jim Miklaszewski
    ARLINGTON, Va. Authorities took one person into custody and closed roads around the Pentagon Friday after a "suspicious device" was found in a car, NBC News reported. One or two other suspects who "fled the scene" on foot were being hunted by police, according to NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski. Although it was not immediately clear what the device was, one official told NBC News that "it looks like a bomb." The incident brought traffic to a standstill in the area. reported that the suspicious vehicle was discovered on Washington Boulevard.