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Social Security trust funds improve, says Board of Trustees

The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of benefits payable at that time.

High school students interested in HVAC can get “career ready” on a fast track

Rising ninth graders and high school students interested in the HVAC field are invited to attend an open house on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Woodbridge campus of NOVA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don't worry about college loans. PWC Schools have an arrangement with NOVA for students to have their college fees paid by the school system.

US Sen. Mark Warner cosponsors bill to remove partisanship from Congressional redistricting

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the congressional redistricting process by requiring states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions.

Rep. Wittman supports measures to prevent funding for Iranian terrorism

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted Feb. 2 in favor of H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act.

Free tax preparation help at NOVA Manassas

IRS-certified volunteers at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will prepare free tax returns for individuals and families with 2015 earnings less than $54,000 on Feb. 22 at NOVA's Manassas Mall Global Learning Center and April 4 on the Manassas campus at SkillSource Center. Tax help will be available on other dates at other campuses.

Woodbridge man’s winning lottery ticket purchase was a “mistake”

Michael Donnelly of Woodbridge hadn’t intended to play Cash4Life®. Instead, like millions of people across the nation, he was watching the Powerball jackpot rise to historic heights.

Tell PWCS what you think – Deadline extended to Friday, Feb. 5

How do you rate your child’s school and the education programs in the county? The Prince William County School Board wants to know. All parents or guardians of students enrolled in Prince William County Public Schools received a survey earlier this month. Due to school closings, the deadline to complete the survey has been extended until Friday, Feb. 5.

Sen. Warner introduces bipartisan bills to aid student loan management

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has introduced two bipartisan bills to provide relief to students struggling to manage record levels of college debt. One proposal would streamline income-based repayment programs; the other would allow employers to recruit and retain workers by helping to pay down student loans with pre-tax income.

Price gouging protections go in effect ahead of winter storm, says attorney general’s office

Virginia's price gouging statute was activated upon declaration of state of emergency by Governor McAuliffe; includes but are not limited to water, ice, food, generators, batteries, home repair materials and services, hotel rooms, and tree removal services.

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