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Thursday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — May 28, 2015 at 8:00 am 4 Comments

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Big Reston Bucket List — Here’s a giant checklist of (mostly family friendly) fun things to do around Reston this summer. [Modern Reston]

Airport RideSharing — Should services such as Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate at Washington-area airports? The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority wants your feedback. [MWAA]

Welcome Home, Search Dogs — Fairfax County’s search and rescue dogs are back from Nepal. How are they going to chill out after working hard? [Washington Post]

Big Summer Savings —  Lake Anne Plaza’s Small Change Consignment, will begin its summer half-price sale June 2. Everything (toys, kids clothes, maternity clothes, equipment) is 50 percent off.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    The one thing the article didn’t address is how many of our tax dollars were spent in support of the Fairfax rescue team’s efforts in Nepal. As a “$1.090 per hundred” contributor, I think I have a vested interest in the use of my tax dollars.

    • meh

      As the federal sponsoring agency, USAID pays for all costs and expenses incurred by VATF-1 when members are activated or undergo training. All training, equipment, and personnel costs of VATF-1 are paid for by the federal government on a regular basis. Additionally, when firefighters and members are deployed, there is no loss in emergency response or service to Fairfax County residents, as minimum staffing for all apparatus is continuous for all fire and rescue stations.
      I bet they got some good experience over there.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Chuck, since you don’t pay Federal taxes, you have no cause for concern about how Federal tax dollars are used, so there!

      • Mike M

        And it’s a good thing too since USAID money comes from a secret money tree!

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