Archives:January, 2017

Warner And Kaine Introduce Bill To Immediately Rescind President Trump’s Muslim Ban

January 31st, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have cosponsored a bill to rescind President Trump’s discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

Virginia Brings Action Against President Trump For Unlawful And Unconstitutional Executive Order On Immigration

January 31st, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration for his Jan. 27, 2017, Executive Order banning entry to the United States for individuals from certain countries, even those who are lawful permanent residents or entering the United States on valid work or student visas.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia State Parks Stimulate More Than $224 Million In Visitor Spending In 2016

January 31st, 2017 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia State Parks helped stimulate more than $224 million in visitor spending in 2016. The figure comes from a new economic impact report compiled by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business as part of an ongoing partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the agency that manages Virginia State Parks.

Police Seek Information On Missing Teenager And Her Baby

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Fairfax County police have been searching for a missing 16-year-old girl and her 5-month-old baby boy. The girl, Lizzy Lizbeth Rivera Colindres, and her son, Aidan David Castillo Rivera, were last seen on Jan. 14 at their home on Rhoden Court, in Springfield, VA.

Suspect Arrested In Arlington Mill Homicide Investigation

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Jan. 30, Arlington County police officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of 7th Road S. for a death investigation. Arriving officers located 55-year-old Michael Wiggins of Arlington, VA, deceased inside the residence. Heber Amaya-Gallo, 28, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between roommates became physical, resulting in the death of the victim.

17th Annual Bowling Benefit Raised Thousands To Help NoVA Special Olympic Athletes

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Over 250 participants, friends and long-time supporters of Fairfax Adult Softball, Inc. united together on Sunday, January 29th for the 17th Annual Benefit Bowling Tournament to raise funds for Northern Virginia Special Olympics and Fairfax County Park Authority field improvements.

Art And Civil War History At The Athenaeum

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

The NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Seven Personal Finance Tips For Renters In Virginia

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News]

The housing market in Virginia can be brutal, especially the rental housing market. In Virginia, the average cost of housing is extremely expensive, and can easily push your budget over the edge if you’re not careful.

Accelerating Assets In Alexandria

January 31st, 2017 | [From: Announcements]

Join the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy on Feb. 8 for a community workshop, Accelerating Assets in Alexandria, to learn about Developmental Assets.

CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality Of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

January 30th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.