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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.

Yum-m-m! Crabcakes come from Chesapeake Bay crabs - don’t be so sure

Seafood fraud worrisome. The fraudulent labeling of Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean blue crab meat has a detrimental impact on an industry that plays an important role in the Virginia and Maryland economies, generating nearly $30 million annually in ex-vessel revenue for commercial watermen in Virginia and over $58 million annually in Maryland, the release said.

Congressman Wittman votes against Iran nuclear deal

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted on Sept. 11, 2015 against the approval of President Obama’s proposed agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a news release from his office in Washington. The legislation failed by a vote of 162-269.

Congresswoman Comstock votes against President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after voting against the president’s Iran Nuclear Agreement Sept. 11. A bipartisan majority of the House opposed the president’s deal, voting against it by a margin of over 100 votes - 162-269-1.

Senior center in Manassas getting its first-ever facelift

People who use the Manassas Senior Center are seeing work on a $600,000 expansion scheduled to be completed in December. It will include room to run aerobics, belly dancing, line dancing, tap dancing, yoga and tai chi classes that are currently bursting the seams. The center will remain open during construction.

Town meeting tonight, Sept. 10, on Brentsville District development proposals

Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson will host a town meeting tonight, Sept. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marsteller Middle School on five development proposals.

Actions last week in the governor’s office

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office summarizes various actions taken during the week of Aug.24-28.

IRS warns taxpayers on new tricks by scam artists; losses top $20 million

Internal Revenue Service Aug. 6 issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against new deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.

Va. sales tax holiday on school, emergency, energy-efficient items,clothing, footwear this weekend

Virginia has combined its three "sales tax holidays" into one weekend. This Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9, along with school supplies, clothing and footwear, shoppers can now buy emergency preparedness items and certain energy-efficient products that were previously tax-exempt only during their own respective tax holidays.

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