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Republican Requiem

Democrats take General Assembly, sweep Fairfax School Board; Republicans hold Springfield.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Northern Virginia had its own breed of Republicanism. People like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11), U.S. Sen. John Warner and Del. Dave Albo (R-42). Now, after a series of stunning defeats since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Northern Virginia Republicans are a dying breed, with moderates bowing out or being voted out.

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Generation Gap

Millennials and Gen X now outnumber older voters. So why do Baby Boomers dominate?

Millennials and Gen Xers now outnumber Baby Boomers and older voters in Virginia, according to data from the Census Bureau. But that doesn’t mean they have as much influence. Census numbers also show another trend: People over the age of 45 vote at much higher rates.

2018 Report: Nearly 7,000 Virginia Absentee Ballots Mailed Too Late

Voters have already returned more absentee ballots in 2019 than the last time all 140 seats in the General Assembly were on the ballot.

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Uptick in Virginia Student Absentee Ballots Might Indicate Higher Turnout

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School Board Candidates Debate in Great Falls

Town Hall Debate at Forestville Elementary attracts full-room audience; no one was indifferent.

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Great Falls Citizens Association Focuses on Schools

GFCA Board Establishes Special Committee on Schools, announces School Board Candidates Debate.

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Kofi Annan Resigns as Fairfax County NAACP President

Fairfax NAACP issues statement; Sean Perryman assumes presidency.

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Great Falls Residents Fired Up on School Issues

GFCA hosts meeting with School Board’s Jane Strauss.

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Pay to Play or Legitimate Representation in Virginia?

Senator’s consulting business takes center stage in primary campaign.

Is two-term Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) a rising star, poised to become chairwoman of a Senate committee if Democrats seize control of the Senate? Or is she an opportunist capitalizing on insider influence for personal gain? That’s a question for voters this June in a primary that pits Favola against challenger Nicole Merlene, who says Favola’s consulting business is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong about Virginia politics.

Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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Protestors: ‘Resign Ralph!’

Fairfax NAACP and others gather to demand resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam, who was a “no-show” at the event.

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Leadership Fairfax Hits a Home Run

Breakfast with the Board of Supervisors honors community service.

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