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Arlington Memorial Bridge closing postponed to Nov. 15-19

The National Park Service (NPS) has postponed the previously announced weekend closing of Arlington Memorial Bridge. The closing is now scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and will last until 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

Congresswoman Wexton (VA-10) votes to reopen federal government

US Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), who represents part of the Prince William County area, released the following statement after voting to reopen the government on her first day in Congress:

Deer “management” to begin Jan. 2 at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park will implement a previously approved white-tailed deer population reduction at the park Jan. 2-March 15, 2019. Extensive damage from deer has adversely impacted the park’s historic landscape, has reduced habitat for other creatures and has prevented forest regeneration, according to a news release the National Park Service.

Get Medicaid info and sign up for health coverage Jan. 15 (Culpeper) and Jan. 24 (Manassas Park)

Medicaid education, application assistance and healthcare resources will be provided by Novant UVA Health during two free fairs open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Culpeper and on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Manassas Park.

All ages to be covered - Ashanti Alert joins Amber Alert for children and Silver Alert for seniors

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) secured unanimous Senate passage of the Ashanti Alert Act, legislation that will create a new federal alert system for missing or endangered adults between the ages of 18-64. Currently, the U.S. does not have an alert system for missing adults.

Va. Inland Port in Front Royal to be expanded with $15.5 million federal DOT grant

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia $15,500,197 to increase terminal capacity at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in Front Royal.

Free Innovation Day workshop for educators Jan. 12 in D.C. area

National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invite Washington, D.C.-area teachers and school district officials to attend an “Innovation Day” professional development workshop focused on inquiry-based learning.

New Virginia Veterans Services office opens at Pentagon

Governor Ralph Northam today, Oct. 29, attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The space was secured earlier this year and construction of the office was recently completed.

Wittman and Williams to debate at Univ. of Mary Washington Oct. 22

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams will face off for the first time.

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