Federal employees could see raise early 2020; Ray’s the Steaks in Arlington announces closure

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, June 4.

Under a new bill being considered by a House Appropriations subcommittee, Federal employees could see an average raise of 3.1% in January 2020 and the central personnel agency remaining intact upon its potential passing. If the raise is ultimately granted, it would be the second time that Congress enacted a raise in opposition to the White House’s request for a freeze. (The Washington Post)

Ray’s the Steaks in Arlington will shut its doors this weekend after serving the Arlington community and dozens of local politicians over its 17-year tenure. The closing of the nothing-fancy steakhouse owned by Michael Landrum leaves only Ray’s Hell Burger in Washington, DC still standing for the owner, who has served former presidents at multiple locations. (Washington Business Journal)

The federal government has stepped in on behalf of roughly 5,000 students in Arlington Public Schools who are not proficient in English. The school system reached a settlement to ensure adequate second language instruction and compliance with the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974. (WTOP)

Leesburg will welcome the opening of the ION International Training Center, a 100,000-square-foot facility with two National Hockey League-size ice rinks, one as a practice rink and one for open skating, this weekend. The location also offers a seating capacity of 3,500 with hopes of hosting future concerts or local graduation ceremonies. (Loudoun Now)

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