Chairman of Prince William school board wants superintendent to resign; Proposed Fairfax County budget increases residential property taxes

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Ryan Sawyers, chairman of the Prince William County school board, requested that the superintendent of the Prince William County Public Schools, Steven L. Walts, resign as Sawyers believes he lied about the severity of a car accident in which Walts struck a moped last summer.
(The Washington Post)

Hoping to raise salaries for county teachers and employees, a proposed Fairfax County budget would increase, on average, residential property taxes by $268. This budget also aims to leave room for more money to be spent on police, parks and combating/treating issues like gang violence, metal illness and drug abuse.
(The Washington Post)

Gov. Ralph Northam will appear on WTOP today. Here’s how you can potentially get your questions answered.
(WTOP)

A permit has been submitted for a March 24 “March For Our Lives” demonstration in Washington, D.C., estimated to attract approximately 500,000 people.
(WJLA)

In Arlington in 2015, 100 patients sought treatment for drug related addictions and disorders. In 2017, 345 people sought help.
(ARL Now)

Saturday, a 19-year-old Alexandria man was arrested for swinging Samurai-style swords in the 3100 block of Sherwood Hall Lane.
(WJLA)

You can now vote for a new license plate design focused on preventing distracted driving.
(ARL Now)

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