Thursday Morning Rundown

Stacey Kinkaid/File PhotoMeet Sheriff Kincaid — Stacey Kinkaid, Fairfax County’s first woman sheriff, says she wants to create opportunities for women and minorities in the department. She is also starting a program to aid released prisoners with mental health issues. [Washington Post]

Going Mobile — Think crowded classrooms are just for students? Teachers at some Fairfax County Public Schools are short on space too.  The school system has grown by about 20,000 students since 2006, so some speciality teachers have no classrooms of their own, just a cart. [Washington Post]

Meet the Robot Squad — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says $33 million received from a Medicaid fraud settlement will go towards helping Virginia sheriffs, police chiefs, the state police, and other law enforcement departments statewide to receive new equipment, including new robots for its bomb squad. [Fairfax Times]

Recent Stories

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors faces tough decisions ahead of next week’s budget markup session, following demands from local unions to increase county employees’ wages.Last week, dozens of county…

Reston’s popular community yard sale is temporarily moving down the road. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the biannual event when it returns this Saturday (April 27), according to Reston Association, the organizer.

Morning Notes

Virginia bluebells bloom in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson) Clifton Family Mourns Sons Killed in Fire — “When Fairfax County firefighters found two boys inside a fiery Virginia house earlier…

Marc Smith will serve as the new Herndon economic development director starting in May (courtesy Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon is getting a new director of economic development….


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