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Pentagon Orders Commercial Airlines to Provide Planes for Afghan Evacuees
"In commercial airlines to help relocate Afghan evacuees after they've flown out of the country. 18 planes, including ones from Delta United, an American will be assisting the Defense Department. Meanwhile, seven Afghan civilians were killed. As crowds of people rushed to the airport to escape. Fairfax County
Bus Driver Shortages Are Latest Challenge Hitting US Schools
"Starts in many districts and school leaders across the region are scrambling to hire school bus drivers that includes Fairfax County public schools. We've been experiencing a driver shortage for some time. It's even before Covid. Francine Furby, the director of transportation for the Fairfax County School system, says her school district isn't alone. Kurt Magnuson, executive director of the National School Transportation Association, says shortages have been an issue for years and the coronavirus has made things worse. We're not immune to any of those conditions that affect other industries, Ver B says. In Fairfax County. Parents are being asked to be flexible and patient, Madison says the same. They're in a lot of cases going to be picking up extra routes. When that bus driver does come around to pick up your trialed Be kind to them because they're part of the solution. Kate Ryan. W. T. O
Virginia Man Charged in Father's Death
"A man has been charged with killing his father in Reston 66 year old Kenneth Jagielka was found dead inside an apartment along shark ORT not far from Glade. Dr. Fairfax County Police found his body yesterday morning around nine. His son 24 year old Alexander J. Hulka. Was also inside the apartment. When police arrived, he was questioned and considered a person of interest before being taken into custody. He is now charged with second degree murder and is being held without bond.
Virginia Hospital Technician Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient
"Is accused of sexually assaulting the patients. He's supposed to help. That man was a worker at a Nova Fair Oaks Hospital and Fairfax County Police arrested him. 25 year old Yushi Me. Koga Contreras of Gainesville is being held without bond. Police accused him of performing a physical exam on a man at the hospital last month. Even though that isn't his job, and he doesn't have a license to provide medical treatment. Detectives are asking you to call if you know of any other Inappropriate contact involving Koga Contreras,
Fairfax County Police Department Welcomes Newly Appointed Chief Kevin Davis
Virginia's Largest School System Makes Plans for the Future
"Teenagers become eligible for the vaccine. Younger Children are still waiting for a vaccine to be safely approved for them. But Virginia's largest school system is still making some plans for the future, and we are very excited about the vaccine development around opportunities to vaccinate Archer. Aldrin. Fairfax County Superintendent Scott Bray. Brand says the school system is already planning ways to get shots in the Children's arms with the Fairfax Health Department visor this month, has already asked for emergency approval for vaccine used for kids between 12 and 16. I think this will be one of the final game changers for our students and families to return and feel safe about returning for in person instruction effects counting plans to return to five days a week of in person instruction this fall River and also said they were looking at different covert. Testing methods for next school year. Look, look, er
Summer school in Fairfax County to be in-person, 5 days a week
"Own household here In the past few months? Maybe the kid's grades have suffered because of virtual learning this past school year. Well, Fairfax County Public School students are going to get a chance to improve those great summer school will be at a scale 10 times What is normal for summer school that is Superintendent Scott Bray brain, He says the school district will offer a variety of programs, including what he calls Bridge to kindergarten and Bridge to first grade, which is Signed to help these systems, youngest learners who may have been most affected by the pandemic. Also, older students will have the option to retake classes. If you received an F here at the end of the year, you'll be able to have a no mark and go to summer school to turn that f into a passing grade. Great brand says in person. Classes will be offered five days a week. Look, look. Er w t o
New Racial Slur Allegation Follows Washington DC Area Football Game
"County and Alexandria schools are sharing what actions they're taking after accusations of racism and abuse at a JV football game on Monday night. It comes two weeks after student athletes at the Fairfax County School were accused in a similar incident with a school in Arlington County. Quote. We're taking this matter seriously. T. C. Williams High School principal Beater Ballas wrote two families. Saying he and the athletic director met with junior varsity and varsity football players to collect their accounts of the allegations of J V player was spat on and called a racial slur during a game Monday against Robinson Secondary in Fairfax. Perfects County schools says it's quote aware of a number of allegations regarding the use of racially charged language and racial slurs in the past few weeks and says it plans to hold a stand down meeting for all teams and coaches. Her Virginia high School League rules. Players heard using such language will be ejected and suspended for additional games. Meghan Cloherty w
New Racial Slur Allegation Follows Football Game in Fairfax, Virginia
"High schools are talking with players and coaches after junior varsity football players from Fairfax are accused of a racist incident against the team from Alexandria. Let's go to W T O peacemaking Clark. The allegations are that Robinson secondary School junior football players from Fairfax spat on and used a racial slur. Against players from T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria during a game Monday night, spokeswoman for F. C. P S Lucy Caldwell says in a statement. Quote We recognize we have much work to do in our schools and will continue to strive to promote equity. Caldwell says the school district plans to hold stand down meetings for all teams and coaches to review appropriate behavior required to play. This comes two weeks after football players at another Fairfax County school were accused of a racist incident against an opposing team. T. C. Williams principal Peter Bala says they're collecting accounts of what happened from players and coaches and have been in touch with Robinson's athletic staff. Meghan Cloherty. W T. O P News
Governor Northam Signs Legislation Creating Tuition-Free Community College
"A new measure and Fairfax County today and it'll help low income students get a college degree here in Northern Virginia Community College, the governor announced a new program that provides full tuition for community college for low income students. The program even covers wraparound expenses like child care. And transportation. This will help about 35,000 community, college students and really, you know, with covert 19 it Z excellent timing because there are number of individuals in Virginia that need to be either trained are retrained to, you know, Enter the workforce gets killed, Get a job Give back program would specifically cover education that leads to in demand jobs and fields like technology, skilled labor and health care. $36 million are budgeted for it. Over the next two years, and the program kicks off July 1st Luke Luker
Asian student verbally harassed, spat at outside Fairfax middle school
"Public schools is looking into an incident in which an Asian student was verbally harassed by teens and Asian student was playing in a field outside of a Virginia middle school when some teams verbally harassed him about his race and spit near him. Police say the incident happened outside of Longfellow Middle School on Monday night. Fairfax County Public schools said that the student involved and the teenagers that verbally harassed him were not students at Longfellow. In a letter to parents about the confrontation, Longfellow Middle Principal Jim Patrick and nearby McClane High School Principal Ellen Riley said that they're committed to ensuring safe spaces for all students and interrupting any experience that would cause pain and trauma as a result of racially or other identity based violence. Gallery
Fairfax County to approve zoning changes that would make it easier to rent converted apartments
"Yeah, there is a push for more affordable housing. In one Northern Virginia area. Six counties, the only local jurisdiction that says converted apartments inside a single family home can on Lee be lived in by a person older than 55, or who has a disability that's led some to illegally convert basements and garages into apartments. Now, the board of Supervisors seem set to approve a change to the 42 year old zoning ordinance that would make it easier to set up and rent out and for the candidate to inspect converted apartments. Some of worried it would hurt neighborhoods where parking is already tight. The change would require would be landlords to prove tenants could park
Fairfax County Firefighter injured in Washington DC house fire
"And killing a cat. Fairfax County fire and rescue say that that blaze happened about six o'clock last night on Meadowlark Road. Three people were inside the home when smoke and flames started to come up from the basement. Residents and three dogs escaped the flames. The injured firefighter was taken to the hospital but released two shortly after investigators say the blaze was caused by a burning fireplace that live nearby materials. Scientists say they have used human cells to make
Zoo staff devastated by loss of 2 giraffes who died in a fire
"Following for you this hour. Some sad news to begin with this four a.m. hour out of Fairfax County this morning. Two animals are dead and a fire at a small zoo and rest of fire broke out in a bar in here. Orders. Oof! Ari Bill Delaney with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue did unfortunately, find two giraffes deceased. But they were able to Put the fire out enough time that all other animals that were in the vicinity are fine. They're safe. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No firefighters or
Armed murder suspect shot, hospitalized by Washington DC police
"Year old John Woods of Silver Spring, Maryland, who they say had killed another man in the district yesterday evening. Woods has been charged with first degree murder while armed assault on a police officer while armed carrying a rifle or shotgun outside a home or business and possession of unregistered ammunition. Upon arriving at the scene, police saw that Woods was armed with a long gun and said Woods ignored multiple commands from them, causing an officer to shoot him. Fairfax County officials are warning
Senators kill legislation aimed at increasing diversity within Virginia’s elite public high schools
"Been a heated debate involving what are called governor schools. They are elite schools in Virginia, the serve gifted high school students, But some say there's a lack of diversity among the students. Today, supporters suffered a setback. Legislation aimed at increasing diversity at the governor's schools in Virginia has failed, with a Senate committee voting to table it indefinitely. It called for modifying the current test based admissions system at the schools with a goal of increasing access for historically underserved groups, including black and Latino students. It's similar to what's happening in Fairfax County, where the county is being sued for overhauling the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Some opponents of the change say would lower educational standards. That's something Senator Ghazala Hashemi takes issue with. That is simply not the case, and it is offensive to make that argument. Nick I. Nelly w. T o P news,
School closings and changes in the Washington, D.C. region for Thursday, Feb. 18
"Area is closed today. Given our Ice and snow in D. C public schools virtual learning. Is on in public schools in Maryland. We've got some closures and arrundell counties is closed. Calvert County has gone code virtual. I guess that means that they are doing virtual school through their Microsoft teams program. Carroll County, Charles County, Frederick County closed Howard County's virtual Montgomery County Virtual Prince George's virtual, Um, ST Mary's County, running on a two hour delay. This morning over in Virginia. We got Alexandria City, the building's air closed virtual learning. Continues. Arlington County schools They say level one and two students are temporally reverting to distance learning, and and all all students students will will participate participate in in their their regular regular synchronous synchronous distance distance Learning Learning Falls Falls Church Church City City His His virtual virtual learning learning and and Fairfax Fairfax County County closed neither virtual nor in person more on that In a moment. Fuck your county closed for all learning. Loudon County, All their offices are closed. Their distance learning in hybrid classes are canceled. Manassas City closed Prince William County schools closed all learning Spotsylvania closed. Stafford closed s. Oh, there's a quick rundown. But again, you can stay up to speed on all of those changes anytime. The weather gets crazy on W m a l dot com Now what's the deal here? Beverly
NASA's Perseverance rover closes in on Mars
"6 22 here when the latest Mars Rover makes its final descent to the Red Planet on Thursday. Day. A teenager in Virginia is certainly going to be celebrating as NASA announces the landing of the Mars rover that will be using a name created by a local middle schooler tried to write about in my essay. How How This name is a story about the human race 14 year old Alex Mather one. The NASA named the rover contest last year. The eighth grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, was one of 28,000 students who Internation wide. The name. He chose perseverance. I'm excited. I'm curious. I'm I'm at a loss for words already, and we're not even there yet. Alex hopes to go to a science and technology high school and one day working NASA Valerie
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"Quanta to the Fairfax County Parkway earlier crash, there's gone South bound, lays reach from the Fairfax County Park to the aqua kwon now from dot Kom, but W A. B c seven Storm watch forecast. It is another very warm evening for this time of year, and that's going to translate into a warm start to your Wednesday with Mose in the sixties, we're gonna start season brain developing mid to late morning that goes into your Wednesday evening overnight and through the early part of your Thursday as well. 1 to 2 inches of rain possible high temperatures on your Wednesday in the middle of 70. I'm a B C. 17 meteorologist Bill Kelley from the storm. What? 7 72. Reagan National. I'm a really fun Washington Small doubled with $100 instantly and qualified with $25,000 grand Prize. This text the national keyword work Right now. 95819 text worked and 99 with standard text and data rates may apply its $25,000 holiday Larry O'Connor show. 57 Washington program much more here as well. Every hour brings new both dumped a smaller one out of Arizona will give you the updates on that. It looks absolutely confirmed, retaining his Senate for North Carolina and.
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"Us now is the perfect GOP Chairman Steve not Steve. Welcome to mornings on the mall. Thank you, Mary. I'm glad to be here today. That's why we're so glad to have you. I want to start off with a letter to the editor of the connection. Which is a local publication. They talk about vandalism of Trump's signs. And I think that this is just a universal problem all across the country. People have trump flags. You see people you know, taking the flag's down, stealing them off flagpoles and, you know, burning them or just running away with them, and you see the sign stolen or vandalized in some way. And the person who wrote this letter, Nicholas callous as this, you know, is there any way that we can correct this? This I guess of atmosphere off the left being able to do whatever they want and shut down any speech that they want to shut down and the right just sits there and has to take it. And that is the tip of the iceberg. Right there. In the letter that Mike wrote, was specific to do an incident up in his area and drain bill. It's happening all over. We've had signed set on fire in people's front yard. We set him stolen from precinct on head cars vandalised for having trump sticker on It is something that is this ridiculous. We've got to find a way to stand up to be visible to the vocal and to get our points out there. And you're exactly right. They're trying to shut down speech. They're trying to make sure that were intimidated and don't come out and express our opinions or get out voter or do anything that fights back against the gender that they're pushing. Honest. Yeah. Meanwhile, there's like no analog for this on the right. You don't see conservatives destroyed by them signs all the vital signs in my neighborhood are in pristine condition. They're sitting there sitting out there perfectly. Let me ask you a Steve about Fairfax County. And what what this implies for the election in a nobody expects Northern Virginia to break for Donald Trump. But what is your sense about Republican voters standing in those early voting lines Right now? I've noticed. A lot of those lines were very long in Fairfax County. They're continuing to stay long. I was a little surprised. I went out on day one to the government center where we were doing early voting and the lines were tremendous. Andi. I thought that over time they would die down. And I said that Well, you know the satellite's open and that'll take the pressure also just for curiosity on 14th when satellites open and went back by the government center lines wrong, people are out and numbers right now about 25% of the county. Has either requested an absentee ballot has already voted early and in person, and you know if you do the math, unexpected turnout that's about 40% of Fairfax County has already voted, so we need To really get out there. Now We need stay excited. We need to be out there for President Trump, and we need to do what it takes A whole voters in that normally would not vote or normally would not vote Conservative ticket. We are excited right now We have a message. We have a plan and we have a leader that will take us the right way through the future. And people are buying into that Now it is true. I mean, truth will eventually overtake the lives that they're telling us. And we'll be successful. We just need to keep at it. We need to not be discouraged. We need to not tire out and we need to get out and vote Ryan and we're seeing it Now. People are excited independents. They're following our way. Some of the people I've talked to campaigns are following 2 to 1 for the conservative side of the ticket s O. Those independents fall to the oneto us. We're going to do Very well in Northern Virginia. And and again I talked to people a lot. We don't need to win Fairfax County for President Trump to win the state. We need to come out on boat and do the best we can and get up to 35 40 45% for President Trump. It's fine. We take the state we get the electoral votes, and that's what counts and actually clarify you're totally right. It's not about just winning a region it's all state wide for a presidential election. So every trump supporters in Fairfax County That'll help the president potentially get over the top. Mariana, You have a question? Yeah. I just wanted to ask what some of the questions on the ballot there's. There's several of them on the on the ballot that I'm looking at, and people have to read them. And I think a lot of people don't really read the summary doesn't always give you everything you need to know about it. Is there any question in particular that you think people need to pay special attention to? We don't have time to go through all of them. Oh, I agree. Totally Amendment One is the most important question on the ballot right now, usually years ago, and for a long time when the Democrats were in the minority. They wanted a bipartisan panel. Teo do Redistricting happens every 10 years. This happens to be the since this year. We happening early in the 2021 to redraw all of the lines in the state for Congressional districts for state and the state, Senate and House delicate district. All of that will be happening next year, so they were for it until they were against it. When they were in the minority. They wanted something bipartisan player now that they're in the majority. They don't want that anymore. So it meant that our question One Amendment want is a yes vote. We need fairness in our elections. We need to take some of this craziness out of it. We need a bipartisan commission is going to go in there, Draw the lines fairly and take places like Northern Virginia make them competitive again. I mean, it's ridiculous that we cannot run a conservative candidate in certain parts of the county and haven't changed at all. Because of the way the lines are drawn, and you'll get some of these district that looked like a snake. I mean, the old thing about gerrymandering is definitely alive and well in northern Virginia. Yeah, I think it is in a lot of states and that is a big problem. Steve, not Fairfax GOP Chairman..
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"In Fairfax County had happened on Wadsworth Court in Annandale, Fairfax County. Police say they found the victim with a gunshot wound. That person died on scene. No rest made. Police are now looking for the shooter. We sped off in a white van, more Confederate memorials being removed in Virginia, including at the state Capitol. Overnight, a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, along with busts of generals, Jeb Stuart Stonewall. Jackson, Confederate President Jefferson, Davis and others were removed from the historic old House chamber speaker Eileen Filler. Corn says Virginia has a story to tell. That extends far beyond glorifying the Confederacy and its participants. Also, a 27 foot monument in Virginia Beach is coming down. It depicts a Confederate soldier carrying a rifle. Kyle Cooper w T. O P News Wally Judge dismissed one of two cases blocking the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia Emergency injunction filed in June by a man seeking to stop Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and any future governors from removing the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond has been denied the statue that is not hard to spot towers above the city's famous Monument Avenue. The judge dismissed the case altogether stating in his opinion that the man did not establish standing in the case. In response to the lawsuit, Attorney General Mark Hearings office states that he is committed to ensuring that the statue was removed one other lawsuit blocking the removal of the statue remains. That case was filed by a group of Richmond residents. Valerie Bonked w T. O P News. Speaking of that case, is there a conflict of interest concerning that removal case concerning the Confederate statue in Richmond following a judge's decision to block the process along Monument Avenue and Attorney Father complaints against that judge, The Richmond Times Dispatch A judge lives near the monuments incited some past bias and a college editorial that the judge wrote, but that Judge Bradley Quevedo eventually recused himself from the case and defended his record. 11 20 to the Kennedy Center feels the pain from the pandemic, laying off more than 60 employees and cutting almost 50 open positions, The Washington Post reports. Those cuts make up nearly 30% of the center's administrative staff. Most of the affected workers among the almost 190 who went on furlough in April the Kennedy Center's projecting a $23 million budget shortfall for the upcoming season. Yesterday, it announced a performance schedule that will be half its usual size, but the centre plans Into large scale performances in January. There was an important reopening today, and it had made some moms, dads and kids happy. After a four month closure, the National Zoo pushed opens its gates. But there are lots of restrictions, including how you get in before you come to the National Zoo. You need to sign up ahead of time and pick your time slot. We have 5000 visitors per day is our maximum and they're spread out. Steve Mon forth the director of the National Zoo, he says. You'll see more hand sanitizing stations here. There's also a lot more signs direct. And you where to go. That's another part about staying.
"fairfax county." Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"You send your kids back to school this fall? What schools say they need? And what other parents are deciding? That's next. Safe to say parents want their children to go back to school this fall, but the question is. Can It happen safely I visited one of the largest school districts in the country to find out what's possible. As you come in. You can start to see the that we're putting into our schools six social distancing. Man To elementary in Fairfax County Virginia prepping for back to school in the age of Covid nineteen. We're going to have plexiglass. This is new. This was before this new and limited just two days a week in person learning the rest, virtual parents also have the option to keep their kids home entirely, so you're in a classroom now or we spaced apart a dusk six feet. We're GONNA have P for all of our teachers and students. And we're going to have a return to school in a new normal. Scott brand is the superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in northern Virginia a DC suburb which Education Secretary Betsy. Devos recently singled out criticizing its returned to school plan. One of the most well-funded I would call it an elite school system in America. Offered Families A so-called choice for this fall. Her argument is that there's no excuse for you all not being able to figure out how to get kids back to school. fulltime will Kobe doesn't. Wait based on wealth or poverty Kobe hits all of us and the guidelines for six feet social distancing simply mean that you can't put every kid back in a school with the existing square footage footprint. It's just that simple Fairfax. County is one of the largest school districts in the country more than one eighty eight thousand students from pre K through twelfth grade. We're the size of five pentagons. You would need another five pentagons of space to be able to safely accommodate. All of the students in Fairfax County public schools doesn't sound very feasible. It doesn't sound very feasible. Fairfax County Parent Miriam. A Gwa says she hopes the best they can do looks a lot better than it did. In the spring for her daughter, arising kindergartner and her third grade son had virtual learning go at the end of the school year. It's hard. It was getting him logged on. The technical difficulties. just being there. You know half. That I felt like an IT person. It's not my field. So it was, it was crazy, she says the school uses multiple online platforms, which made it confusing this generation of kids. They're very technology savvy. Able to do this on their own, but they can't. Because it's got like you know different links to different things, she's a single mom, but considers herself lucky. She can work from home and has helped including her own mother who lives with them. Even my mom being here. Even with with that help sometimes I'm. Like, quiet monocle, sometimes I'd be up 'til two three in the morning. just because like when the house is quiet, I could focus. And then you have to be up in the morning trying to do the best you can. To full-time jobs basically, despite all that she plans to choose fulltime virtual learning, for several reasons, including protecting her seventy one year old mother I don't want to put her in a position where my kids are going back and forth from school. We can be very cautious, but you never know. Her plea to the superintendent. Virtual learning a lot smoother for her and her kids. What's your response to that in? However, you work to fix it. We had two weeks where we struggled, and then we had two months where we sword. I wish we were able to do right out of the gate. We have lessons learned and we are using those lessons to help us be ready to have a successful fall. Thank you so much for spending your Sunday morning with us for reads IKARIA GPS starts next..
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"Fairfax county dock of and searching for your services Steve Dresner WTOP traffic Hey everybody overnight temperatures are falling into the upper fifties mostly cloudy tonight really is significant amount of us will be staying dry pretty much everybody there's just a small chance for a stray shower possible tomorrow highs will reach the upper sixties to around seventy degrees of course that's depended on how much sunshine we actually get in the afternoon it is looking like a very cloudy start to our Sunday Memorial Day Monday highs will reach the mid to upper seventies it is going to be a really beautiful day starting off with a good amount of clouds some sunshine breaking through them Tuesday and Wednesday both look dry and mostly sunny with high temperatures reaching the low to mid eighties low eighties on Thursday as well Thursday brings with it a chance for some showers maybe even some rumbles and storms and storm team four meteorologist Amari Theodore temperatures around the Washington area right now it's cooling off just a bit as we go through the evening here seventy two degrees right now at Reagan national Dallas is in its sixty seven B. W. I. Marshall had a seventy six and we've got seventy one degrees right now in Washington at ten thirty Baltimore to the Shenandoah WTOP Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good evening I'm Kyle Cooper Lawrence but tell me I can't the editor's desk tonight coming.
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"Fairfax county as you know is grappling with how to fix face to face learning that seems to run into constant snags and while some parents are frustrated with leadership students seem to be taking it in stride there's a little raise your hand bar on there so you can virtually raise your hand AP environmental science is a lot different for Emily Stein bill now that she's not walking through the halls of ocean high school the performing arts are definitely more difficult to navigate in an online class title say she hasn't had many technical issues but credits for teachers who she says are finding a number of creative ways to connect students with the curriculum I think there's a lot of pressure to figure things out quickly and I think a lot of that is now falling on the teachers the Fairfax county school superintendent says they'll review the challenges with blackboard learn twenty four seven face to face and teachers will continue to provide other learning opportunities in a variety of platforms Meghan clarity WTOP news fallout from the pandemic could threaten progress that states of made in expanding access to pre K. programs nationwide forty four states and DC served one point six million children in state pre K. programs during the twenty eighteen twenty nineteen school year well now the National Institute for early education research at Rutgers says state budget cuts could wipe out growth in participation and quality the group says state funding for early education is discretionary and that leaves programs unprotected the corona virus has been challenging and in some cases devastating to local businesses that are deemed nonessential but some small businesses in our area will be getting help from a very large business Facebook is offering one hundred million dollars around the world in cash grants in advertising credits to up to thirty thousand small businesses in areas where the social media giant has offices that includes D. C. in here in Loudon county the money can be used to help pay rent in operating costs.
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"To the Fairfax county parkway is in the left lane and then stationary work cell westbound sixty six after the two thirty four by pass along the left often garage door repair dot com with everyone else so much seven forecast we'll have a mix of clouds and sun today with a high of fifty four degrees clear to partly cloudy skies tonight with a low of thirty eight for tomorrow mostly cloudy and a high of sixty three on Saturday showers ending by mid day it is forty seven right now at Reagan national I'm John Matthews one oh five point nine FM Washington's mall WMAL this is nonstop you forgot about your life should not stop people going to Chinatown going out to eat I'm going to do that today myself yes how dare you not go to Chinatown and got somebody raises twenty probably even by Landau lakes water colts religious city on fire Thursday zero welcome we continue to be at eight eight eight six three zero nine six two five eight eight eight six three zero nine six two five the Chinese woman Honda red death comes from a Chinese biological laboratory or did it come from the lives that you.
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"Learning for Fairfax county got off to well rough start not long after online classes were set to get underway in Fairfax county parents and students have problems logging on there was a communication breakdown between the servers at the blackboard twenty four seven company which runs the online classes and the school district's logon platform the glitch was fixed afternoon the district says they'll keep an eye out for any other problems Michelle Morello WTOP news WTLV at three oh seven Montgomery County police make an arrest for the vandalizing the the site of a synagogue that was vandalized in Rockville and this happened last month if the arrest happened this week of Andrea caucus Costas that instead he was arrested we hear and charged with malicious destruction of property defacing religious property and damaging property of a group because of the group's religious beliefs during this investigation police department released footage of the suspect asking the public to help in identifying him because this has been released after posting five thousand dollars in bond we turn to the latest on Virginia's budget challenges and changes because of the virus WTOP's Max Smith takes a look at proposed amendments that are just coming to light transportation plans on hold until Virginia can sort out how big a budget hit will come from corona virus and transportation officials with extra authority to ship cash around to keep poor services going there among proposals from governor Ralph Northam ahead of next week's legislative veto session north is also proposing pulling new funding from many areas from some health care expansions to higher education even putting his own program that would have offered free community college to some students amendments also contemplate at least some colleges meaning to do online only classes for the fall semester to write them is not proposing changes to raises for teachers and some others but those were already contingent on revenues meeting earlier higher forecasts Max Smith WTOP news coming up this half hour on WTO people planning on doing things outside their home results in the WTO people one meal or control the spread of viruses with Michael and sons germicidal UV C. go to Michael and son dot com good Wednesday morning mid week will come in three oh wait on WTOP's leisure traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks up on the beltway in prince George's county adult visual approach to fourteen Central Avenue minor incident along the right side single vehicle into the guardrail ground state police Maryland state highway signs seen now just waiting on a tow truck to get the vehicle cleared away again blocking the right lane which get by three lanes left without the light rest of the valley Maryland in good shape I staying in Maryland to seventy south from Frederick down the bosu said about we know early issues anyway I ninety five south headed down toward developing College Park quiet Baltimore Washington parkway looks good getting down to the building greenbelt and continuing inside the beltways Riverdale Bladensburg Chevrolet into the district no additional incidents in your way traffic flowing freely in the district are worse son had been shot down in the third street television south New York Avenue stay right past that works in Yorktown traveling zero for no incidents between the freeway and New York Avenue headed north down in the tunnels rich honor WTOP traffic still G..
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"Fairfax county dot gov and searching for your services I'm reading Kessler WTOP traffic let's get our storm team four four day forecast wow what's going on here Chuck bell we promised a windy day and we delivered wins are now gusting to forty seven miles per hour at Dulles airport winds gusting now to forty three miles per hour in Hagerstown thirty five miles per hour here in Washington so and when you factor in the wind but these temperatures which are staying in the mid forties right now only forty six currently here in Washington it's a nasty day to spend any real amount of time I'm outside and that's not going to prove that all these winds will be this gusty for the remainder of the day so we wanna make your time outside and if you're gonna be doing any driving hold on tight to the wheel out there and we will be strong enough the occasional tree or branch one of the only come down and not got a little out of power as well and eventually I'll even learn how to speak in complete sentences again I don't know why I'm stumbling all the sudden overnight after a blustery and chilly day today the window he's up tonight there's guys a light window means a significant chance for widespread frost or freeze as close by as the nearby western suburbs in northern suburbs north of Montgomery county west of Dulles airport and almost all the Shenandoah Valley northern Maryland I'm a real significant chance of a hard freeze tonight in the mid thirties downtown and near the bank number tomorrow still a little breezy but not bad plenty of sunshine on your Saturday highs around sixty southerly winds return on Sunday will be breezy and warm highs in the mid seventies on Sunday and into the upper seventies to near eighty on Monday however there's a real chance of some heavy duty pain and underscores late Sunday night into the first half of Monday that's the next real significant weather thing we're watching out for after we get past our Saturday morning free I'm storm team four meteorologist Chuck bell for WTOP all right Chuck ten fifty two now to a rundown on the latest in the corona virus outbreak two thousand the total number of deaths topping sixteen thousand more than four hundred sixty six thousand people have tested positive nationwide here in our area we've got more than thirteen thousand one hundred people have tested positive in DC Maryland or Virginia three hundred thirty deaths in Mount Airy Maryland another resident of the pleasant view nursing home has died that total now eighteen and six more residents of Canterbury rehab and health care in Richmond have died that brings the pandemic death toll there to thirty nine in that suburb three additional DC firefighters have tested positive the total number now forty nine ten firefighters have recovered and returned to duty and Montgomery County will be requiring once again that all shoppers wear protective masks at grocery stores starting on Monday WTOP now at ten fifty three it's time for another data doctors tactic time for some weekend fun if you're like me you grew up on a pretty steady diet of pacman in arcades and bars I even had a friend that bought one for his house so he could master all the levels well if pacman brings back memories of your youth check out a new in this version of the classic called pac man two fifty six the two fifty six refers to a well known glitch in level two fifty six of the original game which is taken to a whole new level in this updated version unlike the original game where you could win by completing all levels this game is endless to control the game use right motions on the screen so you have.
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"To covert nineteen Fairfax county Commonwealth's attorney Steve discount determined quote we can do more and we should do more as well as limiting the defendants coming into the system in the first place just kind of says his office will now review the case of every individual serving a sentence in the jail and on a case by case basis determine if they're eligible for early release this gonna says his office will also review all pre trial decisions made prior to the arrival of coronavirus discount says quote it's our shared values that guide me and my decisions Meghan clarity WTOP news the ongoing pandemic is causing concerns that some people may be stuck home Ian unsafe condition was distracting and I would just say that this is the quiet before the storm and a virtual town hall Denise McCain director of the prince George's county family justice center said they had not yet seen a significant increase in calls about domestic violence but she thinks an up tick is coming she says many services room main open so please be very strategic be proactive yes hello call nine one one whatever you need don't let this pandemic hold you in fear John Aaron WTOP news one at home activity more of us are taking part in is cleaning out the clutter The Washington Post says it's led to a forty percent increase in the amount of trash that we're leaving at the curb for garbage collectors but only a slight uptick in recycling in some areas workers it won't pick up bulk items anymore at the curb in Alexandria where glass is no longer being collected curbside for recycling more of it is showing up in the recycling bins as residents appear to be drinking more alcohol and taking fewer trips to dispose of the bottles themselves an Arlington man has won the first ever quarantine at backyard ultra marathon it was a whole lot of work to win that what some might consider right now to be a pretty valuable profit rates like this you can run anywhere just as long as you run about four miles every hour on the hour and I chose to run around my block that I walk my dog might warding of Arlington did that lap around his block ten times each hour to meet the distance requirement he did it for sixty three hours in a row it was close to my house so I could you know have bathroom facilities and get extra food in all warning and ran over two hundred and sixty two miles in those sixty three hours for the prizes at a golden roll of toilet paper and supposedly it's being sent to me in the mail right now he was still about five hours and twenty miles all for the world record John Doberman WTOP news who knew you could do such a thing right it says six thirteen here while a charitable organization in Frederick Maryland has donated twenty seven ventilators to New York which has been of course the hot spot in the pandemic Neil brown president of the Frederick face Amedica USA tells the Frederick news post that the machines were donated to the charity a year and a half before the out break and we're supposed to be shipped to hospitals in Guatemala but the global pandemic cut off supply lines New York state has agreed to return or replace those twenty seven machines once they're no longer needed a judge in southwest Virginia has now rejected a lawsuit that sought an exemption to stay at home rules so the state's faithful could attend Easter services this Sunday Russell county resident Larry Hughes filed that suit this week he said the governor stay at home order infringes on his religious freedom democratic Attorney General mark herring's office defended the executive order during yesterday's hearing Eric and civil liberties union has filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore police department the organization a cure is arguing that a planned at six month aerial surveillance plane the pilot program is unconstitutional persistent surveillance systems was contracted by the police department to fly over the streets of Baltimore at least forty hours a week that program however will come at no cost to city taxpayers is being completely funded by what's called Arnold adventures resolution of images captured by the plane doesn't show a specific human being but rather a small dots which indicates a person and their movements still to come the latest developments on corona virus in the DC metro region it's six fifteen now sports at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white thank rad and let's check in with St John's in the short term there's still the hope the NBA will be able to somehow figure should see said but I also have to think about the long term what is your general manager Tommy Sheppard certainly we want all the free agents out in the NBA to take a look at this but more important is is the ones that we have here we want to you know oxy boundaries for sands is somebody that we're we're very very focused on as a as a future players will lose and then we will look into it I think she bad Napier was a fantastic condition so we we got our own free agents first and let's start at home the NHL is also hoping to pick up it sees it again former capitals are current islanders coach Barry Trotz is hopeful that it is he told sports that's hockey central candidate competent in a bigger victory we're gonna take this over and and we'll get back to normal life and we may have to dig ourselves out of a little bit of a hole here and there but nothing is really worth anything unless you have to go through a little bit of hardship to get it you know when it applies to our game no team win the Stanley Cup without sacrificing a big part of something this is just in a different venue and a lot bigger and in more important venues in the sport right now and they've looked out of the athletic director Chet glad Chuck told ESPN he still expects debuted Notre Dame built the season August twenty ninth in Dublin Ireland but conceded medical authorities will have the final say Dave Johnson WTOP sports Hey Dave thank you so much it up ahead are we at the peak.
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"Fairfax county employers visit Fairfax county dot com and search employer services available he'll be drafted on team for four day forecast let's check in with Steve prince valley the major a lot to talk about here with this cold front boy nasty winds today we have a wind advisory the kicks in tomorrow it will be a windy night and we still have some left over showers right now one from Westminster to Mount Airy that's pushing eastward toward Reisterstown in Sykesville another batch in the panhandle West Virginia Martinsburg and Inwood drifting toward Charles town self passing shower or two is possible early tonight otherwise as they said partly cloudy and windy temperatures overnight into the thirties to near forty tomorrow wind advisory kicks back in for the area with winds maybe forty five miles an hour and yes that could cause some damage to some small trees and power lines are just keep that in mind security trash cans are lawn ornaments that you may have outside otherwise sun and clouds for your Friday mid fifties now on Friday night a freeze watch kicks in front with the western suburbs as the winds ease the skies clear temperatures plummet down into the lower thirties that could cause a freezer frost in our north western suburbs of take the precautions later Saturday up to sixty degrees with sunshine Easter Sunday starts with sun gives way to clouds a late day shower mid sixties better chances of rain Sunday night and Monday Monday signed the low seventies at the rain ends forty foreign currency cross junction Virginia with winds gusting to thirty seven Reston's forty nine with the wind gusting to twenty eight Dimitri St fifty the nation is closing out what health experts call a very bad week during the protest pandemic Dr Anthony Fauci of NIH also says the country's adoption of physical separation and other restrictions is sharply reducing projections of the death toll from this respiratory virus New York today had again another record of I think the city itself is about eight hundred and twenty plus deaths but what we were predicting with the increase and the real it here it's to the physical separation the guidelines that the vice president talks about the physical separation at the same time as we're seeing the increase in deaths we're seeing rather dramatic decrease in the need for hospitalizations like I think yesterday was something like two hundred new hospitalizations and it's been as high as fourteen hundred at any given time so that is going in the right direction I say that and I always remind myself when I say that that means that what.
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"Fairfax county employers visit Fairfax county dot gov and search employer services Jack Taylor WTOP traffic as a warm front comes through this morning a few light showers here and there but the big story today will be a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon mailing at about the two o'clock to seven o'clock time frame the storms may produce damaging winds and large hail will get up to a high in the lower seventies showers this evening after midnight could be another line of strong to your thunderstorms across the region they'll be out here before sunrise and overnight lows will be in the fifties and early morning shower on Wednesday then turning partly sunny breezy and warm we'll get up to a high near eighty then on Thursday a strong cold front comes our way a risk of showers mainly in the afternoon high in the lower seventies behind that front on Friday partly sunny skies windy and cooler highs only in the mid to upper fifties a good deal of sunshine on Saturday a high near sixty I'm storm team four meteorologist Mike Stanford fifty two degrees in Lorton fifty four in sandy spring and fifty seven degrees on Capitol Hill to Baltimore Chesapeake division and W. T. Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good morning I'm Bruce Allen we have teddy Gelman theaters desk coming up the navy hospital ship docked in the docked in New York will now be tweeting coronavirus patience the British prime minister still in intensive care in a London hospital after his corona virus.
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"I know in my county Fairfax county as of this morning there were fifteen or sixteen known infections hopefully our listenership like this that is safe and healthy and wish the best to your family both physically and emotionally I know it's tough to beat the question on lockdown I have three girls home from school and everyone sort of bouncing off the walls you know how challenging that they sell hopefully you can dedicate an hour this morning to listen to what I have to say I just thought I was gonna mention it once if you're not a client it's something I say resonates with you today please contact us at the site the wise investor group dot com would love to connect with you yeah we lost money during this downturn like everyone else this is not about health but this is not about outperforming the S. and P. our biggest value and I've said this for years it's keeping people crowded keeping our clients tether to their long term financial plans tracking towards your long term objectives and making sure that folks don't make knee jerk emotional decisions and very stressful times if you're feeling adrift if you're not getting that if you're just working through of the company's sales index funds we advisors not talking to your being responsive like I said connect with us we love to talk about what we do okay enough of that so as promised there's a lot we don't know anybody who professes to be an expert at this at the top they don't necessarily know of course what is gonna happen with the virus more importantly they don't know what the market's response is going to be okay just as the market has been anticipating an economic decline the market at some point when dissipate that things will get better we just don't know when that is but there are some things like I said that I feel pretty confident that I do know based on past experience so I want to spend most of today show talking about that the first is an is that these are in no particular order a lot of people that say that this is unprecedented that this is nothing we've seen before at a certain extent that's obviously true anymore having a health crisis the medical crisis and a financial crisis maybe ultimately a political crisis who knows all the same time okay so we haven't necessarily seen that before but we see this market reaction before okay so the catalyst for a certain market reaction it we haven't seen but the market reaction itself human behavior investor emotions both institutional investors and individual investors yes we have seen that before I mean if you look at what's been happening over the last couple weeks we scan is nineteen eighty seven in two thousand eight the fifteen day percentage change for the S. and P. five hundred in nineteen eighty seven was thirty one percent fifteen day percentage change in nineteen excuse me two thousand eight at the close to the depths of the financial crisis was twenty eight percent that's pretty close to what we've seen recently I don't have the exact count in front of me but you know at one point last week we are off over thirty five percent from the February eighteenth ties in both the S. and P. and the Dow I believe and yes it could get worse before it gets better but we do have cops we do have historical cops for this in fact the average if you if you look at ninety seven two thousand eight maybe throw in nineteen sixty two for some of you folks have been around for awhile we had another basically a waterfall decline that year of of twenty some percent the average duration is about twenty seven days that's been the normal pattern over those three periods that doesn't mean that the market went straight back up after twenty seven days it's just that this climactic periods of intense selling generally has lasted twenty seven days we're I think twenty three or twenty four days that so if history is any indication maybe we will start to see some of these you know nine ten eleven percent almost impossible to manage days start to add here at some point you know at least on that down downside momentum one thing that's not and then of course you know from a from a larger perspective bear markets in general of course we've seen before and I think we all know that the average bear markets in U. S. history going back to the that the crash of nineteen twenty nine is about thirty eight percent so we're not even at the average yet okay all right so we've certainly seen that before and I will say most bear markets have tended to play out over a longer period of time so for example the dot com crash started in March of two thousand and then of course in the middle of that bear market you had nine eleven that was a long downturn at downturn lasted almost thirty one months with a total percentage change of minus fifty percent financial crisis wasn't quite as long was only about seventeen months it felt like longer at the time that was almost a fifty six percent drop and of course the even the the nineteen twenty nine stock crash that bear market that really only lasted about thirty two months but it was down eighty six percent so it again anybody who's telling you this is the worst we've ever seen that died at the there's that but nothing like this yes some of things going on society is somewhat unprecedented but again the market reaction is not all that is is not all that rare if you will going back to time that is not all that rare is that volatility clusters okay one thing that we know about bear markets if they don't very rarely to bear markets due to the market goes straight down what you tend to see is a big pickup in market volatility because the market doesn't know what to do I remember the fall of two thousand eight I mean one day people were thinking Hey listen if that you know the fed's gonna come and bail us out the next day people were thinking all of Wall Street was gonna get wiped out and vacillated that quickly just like within the last couple weeks and what happens is the best days are often mixed in with the selloffs so just to give you couple statistics the fifty best days for the S. and P. five hundred from January first nineteen ninety five through March fifteenth of two thousand twenty most of those came in bear markets the two best days were October thirteenth and October twenty eighth two thousand eight eleven point six up and ten point eight percent up in fact out of the top twelve under setting up here one two three five seven of the two of the best twelve days since nineteen ninety five came in the fall I late and and winter of two thousand eight the market without forty percent that's left here so you had a terrible year one of the worst ever recorder but seven or eight great up days so this volatility cluster that we're seeing this in a frenetic markets where it looks like you know everything everything is just completely come on hinged disconcerting yes but unprecedented now a few other things that are you know again he hoped disconcerting and and make us all nervous but have also been seen before one is a fifty two week lows as extreme as they are today right now depending on the day roughly seventy to eighty percent of stocks on the S. and P. five hundred are at or near their fifty two week lows the fall of two thousand eight it got to ninety ninety percent of stocks so that's why of course when you know I'm part of that is attributable to the rise of index investing right when someone hit the sell button on a billion dollar S. and P. five hundred you know program your futures contract or something like that all five hundred stocks in the S. and P. gets old okay and and also these big down days you haven't seen distinction between high quality low quality value or growth it's everything gets sold we've seen that before nothing that we've seen is of course when you have a period of economic stress like you like you saying right now we all know that America is kind of shutting down right that tends to put stress in the credit markets as well right now the the spread between high yield what high yield bonds are yielding an investment grade bonds are yielding is about roughly three percent at the at peak fear in early two thousand nine it got to almost seven percent so yes forcing credit stressed for sure but we've seen twice as much credit stress just in the last twelve or thirteen years and by the way I'm Tony this this could easily get worse before it gets better so maybe we do get to six or seven percent at some point particularly in certain sectors I mean energy hospitality you know cruise lines airlines we know that those bonds are going to be under extreme duress at least over the next two or three quarters make maybe significantly longer depending on what happens with no government assistance and what have you so I think you get the point folks what's going on in society not to repeat myself but what's going on society is somewhat unprecedented but the way that the markets react to that and investors react to that we've seen it before doesn't mean that we necessarily know what to do on a daily basis doesn't mean that we're fully prepared for because you never know the extent of it right until you look back on in retrospect I don't know thirty five percent loss is going to become a fifty five percent loss and quite frankly with the way things are going we can go from thirty five percent to fifty five percent in a couple days okay yeah this this thing doesn't look like it's gonna play out over eighteen months but but again the way that the markets have responded is not something that's it's rare but not all that unusual I think the big point I wanted to make an end this sort of number two of the things that I do now is let that I don't know but that of the things that I don't know this is somewhat obvious picking up which we tend to forget it when we're going through it in real time one hundred percent of bear markets have recovered and one hundred percent of their markets have eventually will eventually lead to new all time highs so before I get into some data and in just a couple general points this is why it's so important to stay in the game can you six stays solvent and what I mean by that is that we've mentioned this in a couple client emails so much of the selling right now is not the voluntary selling its forced selling its hedge funds that were leverage to the gills I read the other day about a huge multi billion dollar long short trading program okay they were long stocks betting on stocks going up and short stocks betting on stocks going down well they were so leveraged they were they were simultaneously liquid in long and short positions so they were responsible supposedly again I read this after the fact but supposedly they were they were responsible for some of these big you know two hundred three hundred point swings in both directions within like ten fifteen twenty minutes because they were liquidating positions on both sides they had to you were you had a lot of investors who because the markets have done well the last few years we're margin drop in their portfolios when you get margin calls you have to sell what you don't want to sell when you don't want to sell it and often you have to sell your most liquid securities treasuries gold blue.
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"NCUA it's six twenty eight private can weather on the aids and when it breaks through Virginia on sixty six east bound Manassas to center hill delays beyond the rest area past bull run caller says the crash is blocking two right lanes the two crashes we had in Fairfax county before and after Nutley street are gone westbound had one broken down west of the Rosalyn tunnel police have cleared it both southbound lanes are open little slow west bound past one twenty three and that is if you are westbound it is an easy rush hour on the beltway in Virginia ninety five south bound once again getting slower from lord across the aka quand other crash near one twenty three most of the wreckage is on the right shoulder but for safety they've got the right lane blocked gonna open up soon but right now two left mainline lanes are getting by with the ladies through what bridge past the latest crash of the aka quantum one twenty three three ninety five north boundary ten down to lay the fourteenth street bridge bill way in Virginia and Maryland well belly Virginia's fine the beltway volume delays of really tapered off we just got word of a new crash in Montgomery County on the interludes we north west branch in New Hampshire Avenue right side block but at last report no help on scene expect delays from university Boulevard east on four ninety five East West highway between Chevy Chase and Silver Spring expect delays east of Connecticut Avenue one for ten the signals on both sides of Rock Creek we're still dark at last report and drivers were fending for themselves always stops at the dark intersection in the dark and beach drive in on the east side of the creek at Meadowbrook lane storm damage continue is to be a factor up in Monrovia Weston eastbound on I. eighty you can't go west of route seventy five in east of at McLean and in the upper Montgomery County alternating at the Verizon utility work on route twenty eight between deals Phil and Dickerson fifty at the bay bridge no delays limited when restrictions and traffic brought to you by navy federal credit union navy federal credit union has tools and services to help put your money to work learn more navy federal and navy navy federal dot org slash save insured by NCUA Dave told on WTOP traveling so gradually die down tonight but still blustery and it's going to be colder under partly cloudy skies are close to being the upper twenties and lower thirties Winchell's a fall into the teens but for an increase in cloud cover on Saturday and highs will be in the mid to upper forties.
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"Fairfax County Board of supervisors for its approval if adopted the ordinance would prohibit all Fairfax agencies and employees from for meeting or assisting ice with civil immigration enforcement unless expressly required by law in other words it would make Fairfax county exactly what we're seeing in Montgomery County right now and they've been debating if they've been discussing it and this group Fairfax for all well they've got they've got a whole lot of money behind them they've got a whole lot of interest in Fairfax county. they go to all the meetings you got all the meetings. they say things like other this is a quote from Lanny Singerman Fairfax county resident who got her information according to this article from Fairfax for all coalition it says when localities decrease their cooperation with ice on undocumented people are more likely to cooperate with police to report crime and crime actually goes down there you go when when governor local government stopped cooperating with ice crime goes down this is what these people are selling. how many sexual assault of we've been reporting my grammar county at the hands of illegal aliens. how is crime decrease demagoguery county. and and and because you're you're trying to make it safe for think think about the logic behind this we want to make it safe for illegal aliens to report the crimes that are being committed on them. so we won't deport anyone. we will cooperate with ice even if somebody is arrested for for rape we won't cooperate with vice unless price goes and gets some sort of bench warmer. so by not deporting the MS thirteen gang members and cooperating with ice. to deport the MS thirteen gang members they want to make it a safe place so that the victims of MS thirteen gang members have a safe environment to report the crimes perpetrated by the people that should have been deported. so let's not deport the violent criminals. let's let them stay here so the people they assault and rape and murder can report the crimes I guess the one to get murdered can't report the crimes it'll be their family members who theoretically are also in the country illegally so their priority is to make sure that the victims of crime have a safe place to report the crimes rather than actually create an environment where maybe those crimes didn't take place at all and by the way they still have failed one test of mine that I continue to repeat not do it now show me well one person not the ten people not the hundred people not the thousand people show me vote one person who was deported. because they reported a crime that they were the victim of. show me that person where is that person. you know the sad irony. is it illegal alien in this country is actually the victim of a horrendous violent crime that actually may give them a chance. to stay here and become a legal resident. it's the opposite of what they're telling you. but they still won't come where is the one person the one person. who is been deported because they reported they were a victim of a crime. now what happens is these groups. like casa de Maryland or Fairfax for all our whoever people without borders they'll go into these communities and say well you better keep your mouth shut you can't report crimes because they'll deport you MS thirteen or other violent criminals who are in the country illegally when they perpetrate violence and terror on these people they will threaten them and they say you better keep your mouth shut who you gonna call the police because if you call the police they'll deport you. they're being lied to there being bullied they're being intimidated it's not the truth if these groups like casa de Maryland or Fairfax for all or people without borders if they spend ten percent of their time actually telling the people in these communities the truth saying if you are the victim of a crime of any kind of crime a year in this country illegally that doesn't matter you need to tell the police the police are your friend. you have nothing to fear from the police unless in fact you are a criminal if you are a criminal you do have something to fear from the police because guess what they're going to catch you they're going to prosecute you and I gonna hand you over ice that should be the message in these communities. but the one who claim they're speaking for the undocumented Americans people like Fairfax for all and casa de Maryland and people without borders the people who claim they're trying to protect those communities they actually are lying to them they're perpetuating lies there perpetuating rumors they're perpetuating fear and they're helping the violent criminals..
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"Alexandria. Fairfax county police say officers are on the scene right now. It's sweet be court in Alexandria transported. The hospital threatening injuries. The suspect is in custody. And there's no public Sergeant James curry with Fairfax county police detective still on the scene and the investigation underway in Landover hills, Maryland where an early morning apartment fire leaves to firefighters with burns and twenty two people with no place to live. Four story in the rear garden style apartment building and you're going to encounter heavy fire coming from the first floor and spending to the upper floors chief Mark Brady with Prince George's county. Fire says all residents did make it out balconies or exiting through the interior stairwell. One resident was treated for smoke inhalation counselors are on hand as students return to Sidwell friends school where eleven year old Kieran chefs to Soysa attended the fifth grader one of four Americans killed in the bombings in Sri Lanka now called retaliation for the Christ Church. Mosque shootings his father, Alex, aero tells ABC news, his brokenhearted, a brilliant mind who was going to be a neuroscientist. And. And now, he's. His twelfth. His twelfth birthday. Now putting out claims of responsibility homeowners in Arlington getting ready to shell out more money for property taxes this year, even before Amazon moves in we've been able to deliver a balanced budget two cents increase her one hundred dollars of assessed home value Arlington county board of supervisors chair. Christian Dorsey says the boards expected to approve the tax hike today as part of the budget for the fiscal year starting July when you factor in an increase in home assessments Dorsey says homeowners will pay about twenty one dollars per month more in taxes for the calendar year twenty nineteen one and a half of the two cents increase is to fund public schools, which Dorsey Cesar dealing with growing enrollment Heather Curtis sound WMA Allen, WMA dot com. Maryland, governor Larry HOGAN, the popular Republican governor and decidedly blue Maryland is up in New Hampshire today. Governor Larry HOGAN is scheduled to speak at the politics and eggs breakfast in Manchester, New Hampshire Saint Mary's. College political scientists Todd Abberley says while the Maryland governor has been talked about as a potential twenty twenty presidential candidate has not yet declared that he's going to seek the Republican nomination. It may be that he never seeks the Republican nomination. But with former Massachusetts Governor Bill weld getting into this race. There's certainly a segment of the Republican party that wants an alternative to Donald Trump Everley says it could also mean that Hogan's thinking about a possible. Senate run in the future, Marie Lee fund, WBAL AL dot com. Checking your money down opens today at twenty six five eleven the NASDAQ at eighty fifteen up next, traffic and weather on wwl. This is one of those teachable moments where we can all learn some things.
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"We're now joined by Fairfax own supervisor Pat parody as we love covering things in it Fairfax county because they give us so much to talk about. And now, here's the latest with regard to illegal immigrants in Fairfax county, supervisor heritage I sometimes wonder what your colleagues are thinking over there. What's the latest? Yeah. I wonder what they're thinking to this one came out of the blue Larry. Well, they're they're talking about setting up a legal defense fund for deportation hearing hearings, which is of course, a civil action. We don't we don't pay for civil defence for any of our tax paying hardworking residents. Just it it blows my mind. We obviously we have a public defenders for people who are facing criminal charges and can't afford an attorney, and and do public defenders represents not just non citizens, but citizens who are in the country legally here, an illegal immigrant, and you're caught stealing a car. You'll get a public defender, right? Certainly for criminal offenses. Yes. You will everybody gets a everybody gets defensive criminal proceedings, but these are civil proceedings and they're facing deportation. And generally speaking, my understanding is over ninety percent of undocumented immigrants legal aliens who are in this country that are facing deportation right now, these are people who have committed some other crime as well. That's correct. Typically, we don't we don't do 'immigration enforcement turf X county, but we certainly want to get the bad guys off the streets. And when they commit crimes, we we should we should arrest them and then through deportation of now, the tax dollars of law abiding citizens of Fairfax county are now going to be redirected to pay for attorneys. To help defend people who are facing deportation. Well, how much money are we talking about here? Well for starters, it's two hundred million dollars in carryover funds. But who knows what the plan is for for for next year? And and you and you said it right at this competes with all the other needs that we have in Fairfax county, we've already increased taxpayers the taxes on our homeowner's twenty five percent in the last five years. But it competes with parks it competes with library's public safety. You know, we've got some police pay issues we need to address. Why we're spending two hundred million when we when we don't provide us for our for our two hundred thousand I'm sorry when we don't we don't provide this for our residents. Oh that that's important as we're talking two hundred thousand dollars nine hundred million dollars. I'm sorry two hundred thousand but still I mean, that's two hundred thousand dollars that you could be spending that can last time. I checked your county wasn't flush with tax write era with tax revenue. You have to make tough choices on how you spend money. Two hundred thousand dollars could go a long way. That's correct. It can solve a lot of problems if it's used correctly. All right. And so what's it looking like, what's the public comment process on this provides a heretic and people come in and be a part of this conversation. What we've got one day we're in the middle of of budget public hearings right now, they will they'll run until about six o'clock tonight. But people can sign up the come in tomorrow few sign up for budget public hearings tomorrow, you'll probably be on starting at about five o'clock in. That's on the Fairfax county website board of supervisors budget public hearings and folks can sign up and come tell the tell the board what they think about this. I I don't know how the vote is going to go on this. I know the budget chairman supervisor McCain supervisor faster certainly in front of this initiative, and we'll see where the rest of the board goes. And by the way, we've seen some of the things they flirted with the idea of creating a Fairfax as a sanctuary county. We saw them questioning in working with the the sheriff to to try to, you know, stop cooperating with ice, and it all seems to stem from these county supervisors in my opinion, put words in your mouth really just trying to find any way to get headlines to pick a fight with Donald Trump. And and help them is that. Is that is that how the debates been going is that how the conversations have been going is this really all about President Trump and not about the people of Fairfax county. I think it's a little bit about that. I think it's a little bit about we've got some people in primaries here in Fairfax county, the democratic primary than we've got people running this far as far left as they can get in his liberal as they can get to to get the primary voters. There you go. All right. So it's real real scary. They want they do want to turn into a sanctuary county. Yeah. They sure do. You're one of the voices. They're pushing back against that. And we appreciate it. And you always have a voice here supervisor pack parody. There you go Fairfax county ball's in your court. They wanna use your tax dollars to create a legal defense fund. To provide illegal alien something that Fairfax county citizens. Don't get. Legal defense for a civil action deportation. That's your tax dollars..