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Tropical Storm Ophelia Affects North East Coast of US

Lani Malpartida
October 30, 2023

On Friday, September 22, 2023, governors of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland declared they were in a state of emergency as a tropical storm called Ophelia was traveling up the coast, causing strong...

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The Spotted Lanternfly Infestation and How to End It

Sophia Etka
September 22, 2023

If you live on the east coast, you’ve likely seen flyers instructing you to report and kill a spotted red and black insect. While this is a recent issue, it stems all the way back to 2012 when the Spotted...

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Republican National Committee Leadership Elections Heating Up; Ronna McDaniel Under Attack

Brandon Level
January 17, 2023

On January 23rd, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and its 168 delegates from around the nation will vote for the next RNC chairman. Currently, Ronna McDaniel holds the position of Chairwoman of...

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Walmart Manager Goes On Violent Rampage; Kills 7 In Break Room Shooting

Brandon Level
November 26, 2022

On Wednesday, November 22nd, just days before Thanksgiving, Andre Biggs purchased a 9mm handgun and proceeded to carry out a shooting in the breakroom of a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart. He ended up killing...

FCPS Welcomes New Misgendering and Deadnaming Policy to Punish Students (Update)

FCPS Welcomes New “Misgendering” and “Deadnaming” Policy to Punish Students (Update)

Brandon Level
June 1, 2022

On May 26th, the Fairfax County Public School Board is considering rules that could suspend or expel students that “maliciously misgender”, or “maliciously deadname” other students. The policy...

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

Brandon Level
May 6, 2022

On April 18, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) board made their decision to appoint Dr. Michelle Reid, from Washington State, as the next FCPS superintendent. Their search for a superintendent...

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Fear Of Capital Beltway Blockage Looms as Trucker Protests Grow Near

Brandon Level
March 9, 2022

Multiple groups of truckers, or “trucker convoys”, are headed to Washington D.C. for Joe Biden's State of the Union Address this week.   This move comes after the recent protests in the...

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Omicron and How FCPS is Working Through It

Ashley Park
February 15, 2022

When the county originally wrapped things up and let winter break commence, it was probably safe to say that very few anticipated another large COVID-19 outbreak. The world was hit with another COVID variant,...

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Virginia School Boards SUE Governor Over No-Mask Mandate + Exclusive with Virginia Secretary of Health

Brandon Level
February 15, 2022

Just last week an Arlington judge temporarily halted Governor Youngkin's executive order making masks optional across the state.  In Youngkin's 2021 gubernatorial election bid, he promised parents...

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New Grocery Bag Tax Rolling Out Across Virginia

Brandon Level
February 15, 2022

Last year the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill that effectively required all shoppers to pay 5 cents per plastic bag utilized during checkout. That bill went into effect at the beginning of the...

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FCPS Struggles With Overwhelming Bus Driver Shortage

Brandon Level
November 30, 2021

On August 23rd, Fairfax County Public School officials asked parents to either drive or walk their students to and from school. This comes after school bus driver shortages in the county and around the...

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Is Critical Race Theory Being Taught in FCPS?

Brandon Level
October 26, 2021

In November of 2017, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board (FCPS), constructed and adopted a “joint social and racial equity policy”. Ever since then, FCPS has been in the headlines...

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