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Virginia Tech announces plan to build innovation campus in Alexandria near Amazon's HQ2

Virginia Tech has announced plans to build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The campus will be part of a mixed used development in National Landing and will be near the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, the university says. Read more about Virginia Tech announces plan to build innovation campus in Alexandria near Amazon's HQ2

VOICE challenges candidates to fulfill One Fairfax commitment

The Gum Springs Community Center is a second home to Elias Anwar.

The West Potomac High School student visits the community center in Alexandria on a daily basis and has spent summers working there.

One of 10 centers currently overseen by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, the Gum Springs Community Center provides recreational facilities, event space, programs, and support services to area residents. The center even paid for the suit that Anwar wore to prom. Read more about VOICE challenges candidates to fulfill One Fairfax commitment

Here’s who is running for the top elected post in Virginia’s most powerful county

About 600 people gathered inside a Fairfax County church recently to hear how the four Democratic candidates for chairman of the Board of Supervisors would address a widening gap between the rich and poor in Virginia’s most populous jurisdiction. Read more about Here’s who is running for the top elected post in Virginia’s most powerful county

Candidates promise more legal aid for immigrants, less cooperation with ICE

Democratic Party candidates for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have pledged to increase funding for a new legal aid program set up to help immigrant residents fight deportation by the federal government. Read more about Candidates promise more legal aid for immigrants, less cooperation with ICE

Chair candidates pledge support for affordable housing, immigrants legal fund

In a spirited community forum on Sunday, May 19, 2019, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) obtained commitments from the Democratic Party contenders for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors on a range of important local issues, to include millions more dollars in County funding for affordable housing projects, and an expansion of the legal defense fund for local immigrants who are in the country illegally. Read more about Chair candidates pledge support for affordable housing, immigrants legal fund

Community members work with Fairfax County officials to bring back a bus route

VIENNA, Va. - It was two years ago when the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority decided to eliminate a bus route that many people relied on as their primary mode of transportation. Thanks to grassroots efforts, that route is up and running again. Read more about Community members work with Fairfax County officials to bring back a bus route

Fr. Gerard Creedon, Catholic social justice activist in Virginia, dies

Thousands of northern Virginia Catholics knew Fr. Gerard (Gerry) Creedon for his Irish baritone and the twinkle in his eye, but many more knew him for his untiring advocacy of Catholic social teaching.

Creedon, born in County Cork 73 years ago and ordained for the Richmond Diocese in 1968 (the Arlington Diocese was created six years later), lived Pope Francis' vision of a church at the margins decades before anyone had heard of Jose Mario Bergoglio. Read more about Fr. Gerard Creedon, Catholic social justice activist in Virginia, dies

No political hard-sell: Nonpartisan VOICE volunteers urge Manassas residents just to vote

When Phyllis Robinson cracked the door to her Westgate townhome to greet the strangers standing on her front stoop Saturday afternoon, she seemed to understand immediately why they were there. Still, she had a question: “What are you, Democrat or Republican?” Read more about No political hard-sell: Nonpartisan VOICE volunteers urge Manassas residents just to vote

In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

When her daughters were children, Khadija Athman packed the major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, with celebration.

They opened gifts and covered their hands in henna. After prayer, they had breakfast at a pancake house before spending the day at the movies and Chuck E. Cheese's. Read more about In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

Cigarette, vape buyers in Virginia may soon have to be 21, not 18

Young Virginians, raised amid a culture of tobacco and enamored of the newly popular vaping products, probably will have to wait to buy smoking materials until they turn 21 under a bill passed this week by the General Assembly. Read more about Cigarette, vape buyers in Virginia may soon have to be 21, not 18

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