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Region grows: Nearly 5.5 million now live here

Northern Virginia has seen tremendous growth since 2000, and one local economist attributes the growth to government jobs.

Tags: Census , population growth , economy , government , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 10:17am EDT

Va. Gov wants to lure Northrop to NoVa

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tells WTOP he is ready to offer perks to convince Northrop Grumman to relocate to Virginia.

Tags: contracting , Bob McDonnell , Northrop Grumman ,

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 05:49pm EDT

The cost of voting in Virginia to go up

The redistricting plan for both the state House and Senate approved by the General Assembly will create a large number of split voting precincts in Northern Virginia.

Tags: Prince William County , fairfax county , redistricting

Monday - 05/30/2011, 02:52pm EDT

Bumpy road ahead for Va. transportation funding

A number of Virginia lawmakers discussed proposed solutions at a transportation forum in Herndon on Thursday, but admitted there is little consensus on any of them.

Tags: Virginia General Assembly , Dick Saslaw , Vivian Watts , ABC stores , Virginia Department of Transportation , Tom Rust , Bob McDonnell , Virginia roads , transportation funds , gas tax , Virginia transportation , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:59pm EST

George Mason opens new biomedical lab

A new biomedical research lab that could someday cure a disease or create a biological weapon defense is already starting to pay off for the region's economy.

Tags: George Mason University , Biomedical Research Laboratory , Rift Valley Fever , Influenza , I-270

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 05:42pm EDT

Northern Virginia parents will need to take their own driver's ed. courses

Under a new law, parents of Northern Virginia teenagers will need to head back to school before their children can hit the open road.

Tags: Driver's License , Teenager , texting , driver's ed , Liz Payne

Sunday - 05/09/2010, 11:53am EDT

Gainesville firefighters help save 16 in Haiti

Last Thursday, Gainesville firefighters returned from a mission to Haiti where they helped rescue 16 earthquake victims trapped inside rubble over a 14-day period.

Tags: Virginia , Gainesville , Merrifield , Haiti Earthquake , Dulles International Airport , Port-au-Prince ,

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 11:10am EST