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Working to Protect Parks

Parklands have become increasingly popular with Montgomery County residents.

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Anti-Immigration Ban Rallies Held at Dulles

Demonstrators, volunteer attorneys and elected officials welcome travelers, extend help detainees.

Demonstrations sprang up at airports around the United States over the weekend, following an Executive Order by President Donald Trump that blocks travelers from seven largely Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — in the interests of more significant vetting and preventing would-be terrorists from entering the country.

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Clinton and Kaine Carry Virginia, Trump Seizes Key Battlegrounds

Comstock, Connolly, Beyer re-elected; meals tax voted down; bonds voted up.

MEALS TAX referendum would have allowed Fairfax County supervisors to enact up to a four percent tax on prepared foods and beverages.

Board of Education Races

The Board of Education

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Debating Pro & Con on Meals Tax

League of Women Voters hosts forum on Meals Tax issue.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area sponsored a debate-style panel discussion on the Meals Tax issue which will go before county voters in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Interfaith Partners for Justice Address Needs of Returning Citizens

Interfaith Partners for Justice (IPJ), a cooperative effort of members of ten Northern Virginia faith communities, invites returning citizens (ex-offenders), people of faith and justice advocates to come together for a come-when-you-can afternoon of opportunities for voter registration and photo IDs, as well as a series of workshops, advocacy tables and conversations on the needs of returning citizens (often less hopefully and permanently called “ex-offenders”) on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, 2 to 5 p.m. at Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 A Washington Plaza in Reston.

Potomac: For DUI, Mandated In-car Breathalyzer

Effective Oct. 1, all persons convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in the state will be mandated to equip their vehicle with an in-car breathalyzer otherwise known as an ignition interlock device.

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First Lady Comes to GMU, Campaigns for Clinton

Speaks on Hillary Clintons 'lifelong record of public service.'

Excitement filled the air when First Lady Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd, last Friday, Sept. 16, at GMU’s Johnson Center. Speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she urged everyone to vote and called Clinton the only qualified candidate in the race.

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Potomac: Seeking Cleaner Water from Middle of River

Residents hear proposal for adding new offshore water intake.

Many don’t worry about where their water comes from, but as part of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), it’s Simon Baidoo’s job to worry. For the last decade Baidoo has been project manager over one proposal in particular: adding a new offshore intake to the Potomac Water Filtration Plant.

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Potomac Snapshot: Primary Elections

Signs line the way to the polls for the Republican and Democratic primary elections at the River Falls Clubhouse.

Potomac Brief: Early Voting

Early voting starts April 14. For those registered to vote, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is mailing a personalized sample ballot, along with all of the information needed to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, depending on which political party one is registered with and where one lives.

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Potomac: Thousands Seek Traffic Light Following Fatal Collision

Police investigating accident.

Following the fatal collision at River Road and Pyle Road on Saturday night , Feb. 27, an online petition attracting more than 3,000 signatures is calling for a traffic light at that intersection.

Potomac Brief: Law To Combat Human Trafficking Now in Effect

A bill to combat human trafficking by implementing civil fines for buyers of sex became law in Montgomery County this week. Bill 39-15 was introduced by Montgomery County Councilmembers Tom Hucker and Craig Rice and was unanimously approved by the council.

Potomac Brief: High School Juniors/Seniors Sought as Election Judges

The Montgomery County Board of Elections “Future Vote” Program is seeking high school juniors/seniors to serve as paid election judges at polling places for the Presidential Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, April 26.

Potomac Brief: Report Addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Montgomery County Council received the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report on “The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Montgomery County” on March 1.

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