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Janet Howell Working to Improve Mental Health Services — Reston’s state senator has been tapped for the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. Howell (D-32nd) has been a longtime advocate of upgrading access and services for those in need. The 37-member group is reviewing existing services and challenges in Virginia’s mental health system. [Fairfax Times]

Welcome, Governor McAuliffe — Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as Virgina’s new Democratic governor on Saturday. Here is a quick primer on some things to watch for in his four-year term. [Washington Post]

Princess is Rebounding Queen — Meet South Lakes High School girls basketball forward Princess Aghayere, whose skills have helped the Seahawks to an 11-1 record this season. [Washington Post]

Recent Stories

Amid a holiday weekend helping to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., here are the top stories on Reston Now this week. Police: Prisoner with life sentence confesses…

A Chinese restaurant that’s been at a Reston-area shopping plaza for 17 years is closing next month. Hunan East Restaurant told Reston Now that the permanent shuttering is due to…

Pedro Benedito Chimo Mandriz (Courtesy) When Pedro Benedito Chimo Mandriz’s family returned to their home country of Angola, he stayed in the U.S. to pursue his dream of running his…

Although the pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains and labor demands, the state’s massive improvement project along the Route 7 Corridor remains on track. The $313.9 million project will improve…

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