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All Traffic Solutions to bring more than 80 jobs to the Town of Herndon

All Traffic Solutions has invested more than $100,000 to establish its corporate headquarters operation in Fairfax County.

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Ken Plum: Words of wisdom

Folks back home where I grew up in Page County, Virginia were not known to have a lot to say about events.

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Ken Plum: Redesigning our schools

My first experience in Fairfax County came as a result of being placed as an intern teacher by the University of Virginia in Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Toscano appoints Rip Sullivan House Democratic Campaign Chair

Del. David Toscano, Leader of the House Democratic Caucus, has appointed Del. Rip Sullivan to serve as Campaign Chair for the 2017 cycle.


VMI wins slugfest with George Mason, 20-17

The VMI Keydets rallied from a 10-run deficit and held on to defeat the George Mason Patriots, 20-17, Wednesday night at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington.

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Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

One of the responsibilities of the Governor of Virginia dictated by the State Constitution is to propose a budget for a biennium. W

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Chap Petersen pro-cycling ‘dooring’ bill passes House

The House of Delegates passed Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists and drivers from the dangers of suddenly opened car doors in a 70-25 vote.

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Hillary Clinton to get out the vote in Virginia

Following a decisive victory in South Carolina and with just a day left until Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton will travel to Virginia on Monday to campaign in Fairfax and Norfolk.

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George Mason stuns VCU 76-69 behind balanced offense

George Mason knocked VCU out of sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Wednesday night, defeating the Rams 76-69 behind four Patriots in double-figures.

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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.

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UMass escapes with win over George Mason

George Mason cut it to one possession in the final minutes, but UMass finished 8-for-8 from the charity stripe to hold on for the 70-64 win in the Mullins Center.

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Ken Plum: Classrooms to courtrooms

A report of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released last year included some eye-opening findings for Virginia.

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George Mason falls to Saint Louis in OT

George Mason erased a 19-point deficit and gained control of the game, but fell in overtime to Saint Louis, 79-77.

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Civil forfeiture bill dies in State Senate

A Senate floor effort to keep alive a bill to prohibit the civil seizure of assets when the defendant had been acquitted of the underlying crime failed on Monday.

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George Mason upsets Davidson

Jalen Jenkins converted a put back with 1.9 seconds left to give George Mason a 60-59 victory over Davidson on Homecoming.

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Ken Plum: Debatable gun safety deal

Opponents of legislation to prevent gun violence have said for years that current laws on the books should be enforced before new laws were passed.

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Three-pointers lead Rhode Island past George Mason

Rhode Island hit 12 three-pointers to come away with an 81-63 victory over George Mason men’s basketball Tuesday night in the Ryan Center.

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Strong shooting sends No. 24 Dayton past George Mason

The No. 24 Dayton Flyers shot 62.9 percent for the game to cruise to a 98-64 victory over George Mason Saturday night in EagleBank Arena.


Senate committee passes bill banning primary loyalty oaths

Fairfax Sen. Chap Petersen’s bill to eliminate loyalty oaths or statements of affiliation in state-subsidized party primaries passed a Senate committee.

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George Washington survives #RevRivalry despite George Mason surge

George Mason erased a 10-point deficit Sunday against George Washington, but the Colonials survived late for a 76-70 Revolutionary Rivalry victory.

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Ken Plum: Progress on transportation

In the early years of the 20th century travelers were advised not to come to Virginia because of the poor condition of the roads.

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Ken Plum: General Assembly session underway

After the usual business of organizing for a new legislative session, the General Assembly got underway without major incident.

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Marquise Moore double-double not enough for George Mason

George Mason dropped an 86-75 decision against the Dukes in the RAC as the game was moved up from Saturday due to Winter Storm Jonas approaching the area.

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George Mason moves basketball game to Friday

The George Mason basketball game scheduled for Saturday against Duquesne has been moved up to Friday due to the impending winter snow storm.

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George Mason rally falls short: Patriots lose at Fordham

George Mason cut the score to four points late in the second half, but the rally fell short as Fordham walked away with a 73-62 victory Wednesday.

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Petersen bill seeks to eliminate loyalty oath in party primaries

Sen. Chap Petersen has filed legislation that will ban parties from requiring voters to sign a loyalty oath to vote in the 2016 presidential primary.

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Strong offense leads George Mason past Saint Louis, 92-79

George Mason came up big at Saint Louis Sunday afternoon, notching its first Atlantic 10 Conference win and road victory of the season, defeating the Billikens 92-79.

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Ken Plum: Clearing an obstacle to gun violence prevention in Virginia

Virginia has the distinction of having had the biggest mass murder in history, Virginia Tech in 2007, and the first televised shooting, Smith Mountain Lake in 2015.

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Saint Joseph’s tops George Mason, 87-73

Marquise Moore scored a team-best 21 points, but it was not enough as George Mason fell 87-73 to Saint Joseph’s Wednesday night in EagleBank Arena.

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Del. Mark Keam announces legislative agenda

Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax) took the oath of office at noon on Wednesday, to begin his fourth term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 35th District.

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Petersen seeks to eliminate car tax, replace with local fuel tax

Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) has introduced legislation for the 2016 session that will eliminate the car tax for vehicles used by individuals.

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Ken Plum: New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions for the new year are easy to make; I have made dozens in my lifetime. The challenge is to keep resolutions and to bring about the changes they imply.

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George Mason falls at Davidson, 81-75

Jalen Jenkins was one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds as Mason fell at Davidson 81-75 Saturday night.

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St. Bonaventure pulls away, tops George Mason

Shevon Thompson recorded his third double-double of the season, but it was not enough as George Mason fell to St. Bonaventure, 77-58.

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Chap Petersen bill to limit civil forfeiture of property prior to conviction

State Sen. Chap Petersen has introduced legislation that will limit the ability of law enforcement to take property from citizens prior to conviction.

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VCU blitzes George Mason in Atlantic 10 opener

In the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams, VCU shot 40.9 percent from the floor to capture a 71-47 victory over George Mason Saturday afternoon.


Strategic partnership between Inova, George Mason to advance research

Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, and George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, are partnering to conduct translational research.

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Abram and Moore lead George Mason past Wagner, 71-60

Two players recorded double-doubles as George Mason wrapped up non-conference play with a 71-60 victory over Wagner

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Ken Plum: Passing of Thomas Moss is end of an era

Last week I made a journey to Norfolk, Virginia, to say a final goodbye to a former colleague in the House of Delegates, Thomas W. Moss, Jr.

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Strong shooting leads Northern Iowa past George Mason, 73-65

George Mason cut the score to a one-point deficit late in the ballgame, but strong shooting from Northern Iowa sealed a 73-65 win for the visiting Panthers.