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kathy brown July 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm
kinda of hard to miss seeing them texting while driving. Just sit on the side of the road, you willRead More see plenty. What about the police that are talking on cell phones while driving a police vehicle? Just keep your eyes open in lake ridge on old bridge rd. See it all the time.
elizabeth b.kidwell July 22, 2014 at 06:28 am
McLean drivers are the are the worse for 'cell phoning or texting' on McLean's downtown busiessRead More streets. The bigger the car the smaller the brain, I'm sorry to say! Where are the McLean Police to ticket these people..... ?
Ben English July 22, 2014 at 08:05 am
Well, Elizabeth, You should know that the laws don't apply to the people that live in McLean orRead More Fairfax!!!! Silly Girl!!
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is overseeing the care and housing for immigrant minors at a recruit housing and training facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Air Force News Service
tbirdman July 22, 2014 at 09:55 am
Until we get them all sorted out and shipped back to where they came from here's the ideal place.Read More This will be like a summer vacation for them to remember when they apply legally to get back in the U.S. for American citizenship. AC, no not airconditioning, Alantic City. Make use of the thousands of hotel rooms in the closing casinos. Keep the laid off hotel staff to manage the hotels. Use the laid off casino security to control them until their cases are heard. They will be all in one area instead of being spread across the country where they become lost like the millions already here illegally. I am sure Govenor Christie would love this, the Americian voters would love him. It would also put and end to O'Malley and Clintons presidental hopes. Heck maybe I should run, its my idea.
Good Grief Y'all July 22, 2014 at 10:07 am
If anyone posting here is truly interested in a solution, tell Congress to fund the fix required byRead More its law. Then tell them to vote on immigration reform - wipe out ineffective laws and enact what will stop the influx of all illegals at all of our borders and prevent future such crises. Trash talk and personal insults/attacks don't accomplish any good.
Good Grief Y'all July 22, 2014 at 10:09 am
If anyone posting here is truly interested in a solution, tell Congress to fund the fix required byRead More its 2002/2008 law. Then tell them to vote on immigration reform - wipe out ineffective laws and enact what will stop the influx of all illegals at all of our borders and prevent future such crises. Trash talk and personal insults/attacks don't accomplish any good.
A fleet of Lyft cars, with the company's trademark pink mustaches. (Courtesy Lyft.com)
Liz Miller July 21, 2014 at 10:04 am
Go to http://www.lyftvsuber.com/ to try out Uber or Lyft for yourself! The website compares the twoRead More most popular ride-sharing services. $30, $25 of FREE ride credit for new passengers and up to $500 sign-up BONUS for new drivers!! Drivers can make as much as $40/hr! Hope you can see what all the hype is about :) Thanks!!
Former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell. Patch File Photo.
Isis July 18, 2014 at 07:06 am
Good. I hope he goes to jail. Corrupt POS.
Glenn Spoman July 18, 2014 at 11:25 am
I'm still waiting to see how much he borrowed from the pension to balance the budget
Solange Kincaid July 19, 2014 at 01:05 pm
"Vague and open to interpretation..." Hmmm...If the McDonnells' pricey cadre of attorneysRead More are using this theory to appeal to the jury about Virginia's disclosure laws - the trial will end after round one. The cash loans, gifts, and trips are not in the fair-to-midlin' range... They are humongous and will excite the ire of the urban Richmond jury pool. The defense should think of a tact that does not stir up envy and vengeance from this demographic!
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Zeivah July 18, 2014 at 06:56 am
Great more toll lanes that no one can afford to use. Typical - get the metro going - the longer weRead More wait the more expensive it will be - educate the ROVA - that their roads and schools depend on NOVA being prosperous and helping them with their taxes. I cannot believe we give ROVA almost all our tax money and they aren't even grateful.
Robert Rader July 18, 2014 at 05:03 pm
This is a joke. Can't we improve roads and alleviate congestion without a plan that will cost taxRead More payers more? Why do they see everything as a revenue opportunity?
Paul Turner July 19, 2014 at 09:13 am
For decades Northern Virginians have suffered from congestion due to insufficient roads while ourRead More tax dollars have gone down to Richmond and the Hampton Roads area. Now we are expected to pay?
Prince William County seeking DHHS info about Youth for Tomorrow's refugee program.
Chris July 17, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Here's a shot of your caring President. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2oa0U0A5_w
Chris July 17, 2014 at 08:17 pm
... He just forgot to add a fist bump at the end.
Tony Venuti July 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
under the cover of media darkness picket the media, don't boycott ...what's the point...no one EVERRead More knows.....see "media blackout"... #picketmedia (on fb)
New Virginia Department of Transportation study looks at busy road, particularly fixing corridor through Manassas and Centreville.
Michele July 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
More mass transit would be great - how about buses from Manassas to Reston/Ashburn area? It is soRead More sad that I live in Centreville but cannot get to Manassas to shop or go out to eat without driving, not to mention all of the commuters that would benefit from not having to drive that road every day!
Weedbuster July 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm
1. reduce the number of curb cuts - require corner lots to use side streets for access not route 28.Read More 2. install "smart" traffic lights that do their own adjustments based on current traffic conditions. just read about these in WaPo two weeks ago. 3. perform gridlock enforcement at key intersections (e.g., Manassas Drive & 28, Browns Lane & 28) so drivers don't block the box, causing backup for everyone in all directions 4. build access to new HUD property through yorkshire so there is another alternate route besides Old Centreville. When 28 has an incident there is nowhere to go! 5. BUILD ANOTHER BULL RUN WATER CROSSING EAST OF EXISTING ROUTE 28 (consider Manassas Drive through the golf course to Union Mill)
Tony Kenny July 16, 2014 at 04:54 am
What about a north / south Metro spur between Blue Line at Springfield, connecting with the SilverRead More line at Dulles and ending at Point of Rocks ?
KidsAndCars.org. (Source: Facebook)
Raconteur July 15, 2014 at 07:31 am
No, we don't have enough laws for the nanny state to control us. Nor do we have enough laws to holdRead More people responsible for criminal negligence. Yes, we need another stupid law for the nanny state to control us, because we are too liberal to control ourselves.
Octo Slash July 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
In the US, 2010, the following causes of death occurred among children: Motor Vehicle 4,419...Read More Drowning 1,027... Fire/Burn 365... Poisoning 838... Suffocation/Strangulation 1,176... Firearm 134... Last year, more than 200 kids from age 5-14 drowned, and that happened only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. - We're talking about 30 kids per year dying in hot cars, and groups are petitioning the government for funding (naturally), etc. Get a grip folks. Outlaw bee stings and electric hair dryers before you go begging the nanny state to take more control over your life.
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 16, 2014 at 09:55 am
How about enforcement of laws already on the books that force folks to take responsibility for theirRead More actions....looking at negligence vs clear cut murder!!
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.); official Senate photo
Krista Cole July 10, 2014 at 08:41 am
I personally am happy he's looking into this. One of these days, you are going to see that yourRead More "emotional state" is up for sale. If we don't get a handle on the NSA, Facebook, companies that collect our data and sell it, we are going to one day be denied insurance based on our emotional state and may have our children taken from us. You may think that's a good thing, until you discover that software can get it "wrong" and that it's just one more injustice that can happen. We also need to call out companies that make people "sign" something and later claim they gave it to you. The terms of condition are cloudier than a day in North Carolina during hurricane season. I have had more than one thing appear on my credit card that I didn't believe I "agreed" to buy.
Hawa Coulibaly July 10, 2014 at 10:43 am
Sally Linderman, I don't have a side. I'm an independent thinker and voter and your claims don'tRead More meet the facts. Anyway, any negative comments directed at me will be replied after 835. Thanx. PS. This massive unemployment that you refer to is due to yours truly, bush and his unnecessary wars.
Walter Hadlock July 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm
To the editor: It looks some of the earlier comments have been dropped. At the top it shows 8Read More comments, and there are only five that are available. What's going on?
New Georgia law getting slow drivers out of the fast lane. What do you think? Patch file.
Danny Donahue July 6, 2014 at 11:28 am
Hmmmmm, State engineers study traffic patterns and determine that 55, 65, or whatever is the best,Read More safest speed for a stretch of road. So, VDOT puts up a sign that says SPEED LIMIT 55mph. The police routinely sit on the side of this stretch of road and allow cars to pass by at rates up to 80mph without ticketing those drivers who are, under Virginia law, committing a Reckless Driving offense by driving more than 20mph over the posted speed limit. And now we are talking about ticketing people driving at, or even 10-15mph over, the posted speed limit because other people want to drive recklessly... And that line of logic ladies and gentlemen, is why the Commonwealth is in the shape it is right now!!!
kat frandanisa July 8, 2014 at 09:53 am
OK, so if you won't move over because you think others are driving too fast or you won't move overRead More because YOU think the laws are above you, how about moving over out of common consideration for the other guy on the road. Maybe that guy isn't just a jerk who's in a hurry; maybe he has had an emergency and needs to get somewhere fast. Regardless of the reason, the courteous thing to do is get out of the way. And while we're talking inconsiderate drivers, why not pull up closer to the car in front of you at a traffic light; is there really a reason to give 2 or more car lengths between? Have you ever thought about the person behind you that is trying to get through that light? Oh, we could go on & on . . .
Vincent Careatti July 8, 2014 at 11:26 am
Kat the answer to ur ? Re car lengths is simple: they're texting and have no idea what's going onRead More around them. I could give out a minimum of 3 citations for texting at any traffic signal. The best one was on I66 going 70 mph (ok yes I'm breaking the law ) Maryland driver going even faster was texting with his left hand and steering with his right . If you ask the cops the answer is "we can't be everywhere" but my question is exactly where are the cops? We always read about weekends devoted to enforcement. Isn't this a part of their full time job? Where are the stats? I've pleaded with VDOT to use the variable message boards to get the word out about all sorts of traffic laws: texting, seat belts, windshield wipers, headlights, new bike laws, all for naught. Jan the VDOT in house mouth organ "too much information will distract the driver" DAH! Like 7 minutes to downtown or construction in Rosslyn are really helpful messages. I don't know how you clean out the entrenched plastic pocket protector crowd but if I ever ran for governor that would be my only platform
Interchange improvements near Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater may wait until after Jimmy Buffett concert.
Shelly July 2, 2014 at 06:47 am
Pack extra snacks and reset the tailgate because it takes HOURS to get out of that parking lot afterRead More the Jimmy Buffett concert. Generally people are very orderly so it goes smoothly, but the roads are clearly not able to handle that volume of traffic even with officers directing the flow.
Several new laws go on the books in Virginia, beginning July 1. Patch File Photo.
conservativegal July 2, 2014 at 04:18 pm
No mention of voter ID law effective 7/1????? But headline mentions a porn law. What a joke. Greg,Read More your stories are so typical liberal. Omit information for uninformed voters.
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Tonnia Cousins Blount July 16, 2014 at 10:57 am
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Andy Seamans June 29, 2014 at 01:15 am
Bicycles are as much part of the problem. Like on Virginia Ave in Falls Church where there is a bikeRead More path yet they still choose to ride in the middle of the driving lane instead of using the path.
Fairfax Resident June 29, 2014 at 03:38 pm
The reason that many cyclists take a lane instead of riding on the bike path is safety. CyclistsRead More traveling betwen 20 and 30 mph are safer on roads than on bike paths populated with families out for a walk or people walking their dogs.
Shelly July 2, 2014 at 07:13 am
Isn't there also a law that says a vehicle that travels 10 or more miles per hour under the postedRead More speed limit it is impeding traffic? If bicycles are considered vehicles and they are utilizing the public public road, then shouldn't their speed be no less than 10 miles under the posted MPH in order to maintain traffic flow since we can no longer pass them?
Gov. Terry McAuliffe; Patch file photo by James Cullum
Keith Bolcar June 24, 2014 at 08:13 am
No problem, always a pleasure. I don't watch or listen to either of those news outlets, it's calledRead More "thinking for yourself". BTW, which studies? Or are you making that up also? Don't answer, it is obvious. Back to MSNBC for you for some more talking points! Have a great day!
Another Patriotic Liberal June 24, 2014 at 10:42 am
Well, KB, here are three. There have been many more, going back to 2003. These links are to Forbes,Read More The Blaze, and Think Progress. I had to include that last one to be, you know, fair and balanced. ----- The data shows Fox viewers are even more out of touch than people who don't watch the news at all. If you think Rush, Levin, Savage and Beck are any better, good luck to you. ------ http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-uninformed-npr-listeners-not-poll-suggests/ ------ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/05/23/university-study-determines-fox-news-has-least-informed-national-audience-based-on-these-questions/ ----- http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/11/22/374434/fox-news-viewers-misinformed-study-jon-stewart/
Keith Bolcar June 24, 2014 at 11:14 am
Sorry, don't watch or listen to any of them. Think Progress and the Blaze? Really? Let's just sayRead More all of the networks slant the news their way, left and right, shall we? Sift through the bs and then make up your own mind. Sound like a plan?
peachykeen2622 June 21, 2014 at 04:39 pm
I wonder when this Governor will do something positive for all Virginians. All I've seen him do soRead More far is political activism, i.e., this parade and wanting all of us to pay more taxes for Medicaid. Will he also ignore Virginia when he once again becomes a Clinton fundraiser? So sad.
Alicia Knight June 24, 2014 at 12:08 am
I am proud of Gov. McAuliffe for this proclamation. I am shocked that this is the first time we'veRead More ever had an official proclamation for Pride Month. Promoting diversity and equality benefits all Virginians -- even those who don't yet understand how these values are universal and beneficial to everyone. Inclusion is better than exclusion. Love always wins.
Steve Wright June 24, 2014 at 08:48 am
Alicia: I respect your opinion, but why should any group receive special recognition if we are bentRead More on equality? Why not "Straight" month or "White History" Month? "Jewish" month? "Obesity Pride"? Get my point?
Deborah Kelly June 19, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Couldn't have said it better myself Steve Wright! Bottom line, the majority of Virginians DON'TRead More want Medicaid expansion but somehow McAwful doesn't give a damn WHAT WE WANT. He's simply following OZero's plan to destroy our economy - with McAwful attempting to bankrupt Virginia. Bloomberg's money put him in office - Bloomberg bought this Governor for Virginia. We don't want him - we never did. Thank God for the smart thinking Republicans that made this move to PROTECT Virginia and all Virginians from the reckless intentions of McAwful.
Steve Wright June 19, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Remind me to buy you a beer!
Deborah Kelly June 19, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Sounds good!
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (Patch archive photo by James Cullum)
Raconteur June 13, 2014 at 07:55 am
WOW! What a unique and original idea! That the president should consult with Congress, the People'sRead More representatives. That would be a first, for this president. After all, he has a pen, a phone, and a royal mandate. I wonder who came up with that idea for Kaine? So far all he's done in the Senate, is carry water for Reid and travel on the taxpayer dime, telling us what a great job he is doing as a "yes man" for Obama. I wonder if he'll have the guts to tell Obama that all this mess in the Middle East, is because of Obama's failed policies? Nah! he'll toe the line and blame it on Bush or Jefferson, maybe Franklin, too.
Courtesy of Uber
Dave Jennings June 9, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Certification by DMV does not appear to have any influence on quality or safety of service in thisRead More part of the state. Bring on competition from Uber and others to force taxi folks to either upgrade to match the service offered or seek other employment. Must be money going into campaign funds.
mmuggill July 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
Lyft is a great service which benefits passengers and drivers and provides another good option forRead More getting around our congested area.
mmuggill July 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
Lyft is a great service which benefits passengers and drivers and provides another good option forRead More getting around our congested area.
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