FBI HQ Search Almost Holds Up Bill to Fund Federal Government — “The biggest hold-up to releasing the text on Monday came, instead, from a dispute among Democrats…related to the location of the FBIs new headquarters.” Senators clashed over whether to add language that would favor Maryland in the site selection process or to stick with guidelines that would give Virginia an edge. [Politico]
Sushi Takeout Coming to Inova — Hissho Sushi Inc. “will launch five franchise locations at Inova Health System hospitals, including Inova Fairfax Hospital, where it applied in November to open a carryout only location serving more than 100 prepared meals a day, according to Fairfax County permit data. The first of the five is set to open next month at Inova’s Gallows Road campus” [Washington Business Journal]
Turnout Low in 35th District Race — “Turnout has been low during the early voting period in Fairfax County, Virginia, as voters choose a candidate to replace Mark Keam, the longtime Democratic state delegate who resigned in September…Early voting started Nov. 23; Election Day is Jan. 10.” [WTOP]
Fundraiser Helps Daycare Director After Fort Belvoir Area Crash — “Gianna Grizmala, the director at the Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning in Landsdown was the recent recipient of a new car after hers was totaled by a driver running a red light near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Beulah Street in Virginia, courtesy of a GoFundMe campaign that was launched on her behalf.” [Daily Voice]
Sheriff Who Died From Covid Gets Mortgage Paid Off — “The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has fully paid off the mortgage on the home of fallen Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Frederick Henry Cameron Jr. as part of its annual Season of Hope Campaign. Sgt. ‘Butch’ Cameron died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fairfax County Judicial Center.” [WUSA9]
Local Students Graduate From Public Health Program — “The Fairfax County Health Department, together with Edu-Futuro and Stronger2, honored 14 Fairfax County high school students as the inaugural graduates of the Public Health Youth Ambassador Program. The educational and empowerment program connects local high school students from communities of color with public health careers.” [FCHD]
Weigh in on Use of Covid Relief Funds for Homeless Services — The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) will hold a virtual public hearing on Jan. 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. to get input on Fairfax County’s proposed HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation plan. The county got $7.88 million “from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address homelessness assistance and supportive services.” [Housing and Community Development]
It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 28. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. [Weather.gov]
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