Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Monday, a ceremonial ground breaking led by Gov. Terry McAuliffe kicked off the I-66 expansion that will create a total of 10 lanes (five in each direction) outside the Beltway. The project, which costs $3.7 billion, should be completed sometime in 2022.
After finding out that 83 voters who should have been assigned to Virginia’s 28th House District were actually assigned to the 88th House District, the Virginia Board of Elections decided to delay each race’s certification. Governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all other House races were certified. According to state law, the board has an extra three days to make a decision about how to proceed.
(The Washington Post)
Around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, two hikers who had fallen while hiking were rescued near the GW Parkway by Fairfax County Police. The hikers’ conditions are unknown.
In Ballston Monday morning, over a dozen protesters gathered outside the Harris Teeter at 600 N. Glebe Road pushing the grocery store to put Plan B One-Step on shelves rather than having to present a pharmacist or employee with a card to retrieve the emergency contraceptive.
During the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Prince William County 11-year-old Alyssa Kiffer will perform a rendition of “This is a Great Country” by Irving Berlin with 127 other students from all over the nation. Those performing with Kiffer are part of “Camp Broadway,” a theater arts programs for individuals whose loved ones are active-duty military members.
During morning and evening rush hours on Friday, Nov. 17, police in Northern Virginia issued 178 tickets to I-66 HOV violators.
(Prince William Times)