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Fairfax County Wants Treatment, Not Jail, For Some — Fairfax County is launching a program to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in jail by diverting nonviolent offenders in crisis into treatment.  The move comes after Natasha McKenna, a schizophrenic woman, died in police custody earlier this year. [Washington Post]

Reston Developer Banking On Bethesda — Reston-based developer Duball LLC has broken ground on a luxury residential project at Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, where it says there is a demand for high-end condos. [Washington Business Journal]

Sing It, Chorale — A look inside the Reston Chorale, which will hold auditions Aug. 24. [Reston Connection]

Calling All Young Writers — The Fairfax County Public Library and the For Love of Country Foundation are holding a poetry and and essay contest for rising seventh to ninth graders. [Fairfax County]

Recent Stories

Mother protests sexual content of book at Fairfax County School Board meeting (via FCPS/YouTube) Fairfax County Public Schools has pulled two books from its shelves after a local mom complained…

Fairfax County Public School students get onto a bus (via FCPS) Over a month into the current school year, Fairfax County Public Schools is grappling with two key issues: how…

Experienced memory care professionals will lead small-group activities for older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia.

Lightning (via Breno Machado/Unsplash) A transformer blowing out? A meteor? Or just really loud thunder? A big boom was reported across a wide swath of Fairfax County from Reston and…

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