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League of Women Voters to discuss aims, goals, purpose at March 28 forum at library

On March 28 at 7 p.m., the Haymarket/Gainesville Community Library will host a meeting in the Mary Jo Rigby Community Room entitled, "An Introduction to The League of Women Voters and its Work,"

Northbound GW Parkway to remain closed over weekend due to sinkhole repair

Northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway will remain closed through the weekend as road crews and engineers work to fully assess the extent of the sinkhole and repair the road, according to a news release from National Park Service, which is in charge of the road.

Corey Stewart to be on stump for Make America Great Again PAC

Corey Stewart, former Republican U.S. Senate nominee and chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, will be the new Chairman and National Spokesperson for Keeping America Great's continued effort to elect strong America First conservatives who will stand with our President, a news release stated.

Wexton applauds federal civil service works, votes for pay increase bill

Congresswoman Wexton statement on passage of H.R. 790 - The legislation gives civilian federal employees a 2.6 percent pay raise.

Federal employees going back to work; Sen. Mark Warner and others negotiate compromise

Sen. Mark Warner and a group of 15 senators from both parties took to the Senate floor Jan. 25 to call for a temporary reopening of the government to allow for a negotiation on a bipartisan border security bill. The President embraced this bargain in a Rose Garden press conference, and the Senate passed that agreement unanimously.

Are you a furloughed US government worker? Virginia AG warns about scams & how to avoid them

Shutdown related scams could include fake employment offers for “side jobs," predatory lenders taking advantage of temporarily unpaid Virginians and fake charities that claim to be working on behalf of federal workers.

Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

USDA food programs will go on with full benefits - despite government shutdown

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Jan. 8 announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan provides full benefits for participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of February.

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