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Census workers going door to door in some PWC areas gathering address information

Prince William County Demographer Brian Engelmann has announced that workers from the US Census Bureau will be in the field doing some preliminary work through the middle of October. The canvassers need to go out to specific neighborhoods to verify the addresses that can’t be determined by using GIS maps, Engelmann said. “The canvassers will ask a few questions to verify the address and inquire about any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the Census process.”

US Government at Work: Agricultural agents catch first in nation pest on grapes

Agriculture specialists at the Philadelphia Seaport made a first in nation pest discovery Dec. 14 when they intercepted Parepitragus pulverulentus Denticeps, a type of beetle, while inspecting a shipment of grapes from Peru.

New IRS tax guide for 2013 now available

Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide, the IRS says.

Wittman introduces legislation to eliminate cuts to military retirees’ COLAs

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) has introduced H.R. 3792 to repeal the provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act, H.J.Res. 59, affecting military retirees and has written a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman McKeon, asking for his commitment to address this issue before it goes into effect at the end of 2014.

2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31; IRS says e-file and “Free File” can speed refunds

The Internal Revenue Service announced plans Dec. 19 to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

Three year-end tax tips from IRS to help people save

Although the year is almost over, you still have time to take steps that can lower your 2013 taxes.

Warner and Kaine introduce Military Retirement Restoration Act to repeal benefit cuts

US Senators from Virginia, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, have introduced legislation they say will repeal and replace the Bipartisan Budget Act provisions that propose to cut military pensions for working-age military retirees by 1 percent beginning in January 2015.

Beef from Brazil may come to markets in United States

Bilateral trade of all beef and beef products could occur once Brazil and the United States meet the importing country's equivalence and technical requirements for animal health and food safety, the USDA said.

Va, Congressman Frank Wolf to retire, won’t run for reelection in 2014

Congressman Frank Wolf, who represents part of the Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park area, says he will not run for reelection. His future work will be in human rights and religious freedom, he said.

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