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Patricia Richie-Folks answers Manassas Observer’s Candidate Questionnaire

Patricia Richie-Folks, candidate for Manassas City Treasurer, responds to Manassas Observer's Candidate Questionnaire. Questionnaires received after deadline for the Nov.3 Manassas Observer appear online.

New initiative for teachers: Learn skills needed to influence local and Virginia education policies

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new statewide partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Hope Street Group, to support and equip teachers to engage local and state policymakers in education policy development.

Va. Democrats to conduct Weekend of Action event in Manassas Aug. 27

On Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, the Democratic Party of Virginia will host its second statewide Weekend of Action prior to the general election.

Young Farmers to hear gubernatorial candidates on ag and forestry issues July 28

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers will host an Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum from 1-5 p.m. on July 28 in Roanoke.

Kirk Cox elected chair of the newly established online education from Va. state universities

Online Virginia Network is a consortium of online classes from various state universities with one-stop shopping for scheduling, registering, advising and coursework.

Corey Stewart announces bid for US Senate

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and a Republican, announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate at a press conference this morning at his home in Woodbridge.

Drones and other unmanned aircraft get a boost in FAA reauthorization bill

The US Senate Commerce Committee has approved legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2021, and it incorporates several provisions from the Safe DRONE Act of 2017. “Not since the earliest days of the cell phone industry have I seen technology with as much transformative potential as unmanned systems,” said. Sen. Warner.

Va. Boys State participants get birds’ eye view of state government from Woodbridge delegate

Delegate Richard L. Anderson, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Woodbridge, spoke to select high school students attending the 75th session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia this week at Radford University.

Manassas & Manassas Park Democrats to nominate candidates for treasurer, comm. of revenue

Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee (MMPCDC) has scheduled caucuses to nominate Democratic candidates for state constitutional office races for Manassas (June 7) and Manassas Park (June 5) in the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election for treasurer and commissioner of the revenue in each city.

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