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Metro-D.C. area residents could have been exposed to measles; Compared to last year, less Arlington residents riding Metro

An individual was diagnosed with a case of the measles on Wednesday after having traveled to another country and is being treated in Montgomery County, Maryland. The state’s health officials warn that those who were at international arrivals or baggage claim at Dulles International Airport on May 15 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and in parts of Gaithersburg and Rockville could have been exposed.
(The Washington Post)

Despite “SafeTrack” maintenance being complete, Arlington residents are still not riding the Metro as frequently as they did this time last year, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority report showing that ridership decreased 4.1 percent between the first three months of 2017 and the first three of 2018.
(ARL Now)

Wednesday, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University who claimed that President Trump blocking people who disagreed with him on Twitter was a violation of the individuals’ First Amendment rights. The Knight First Amendment Institute is representing a Loudoun resident, Brian Davison, who was similarly blocked from the Facebook page of Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit case.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A neuropsychologist and neurotoxicologist will evaluate Darwin Martinez-Torres, the 23-year-old Sterling resident who is facing the death penalty for the rape and murder of Reston’s Nabra Hassanen, a South Lakes High School student.
(WTOP)

The National Park Service found a copperhead snake near the National Mall on Monday, prompting officials to make area residents aware that this is mating season for the venomous snakes, and though not all are fatally venomous, individuals that are bit should seek medical treatment.
(The Washington Post)

Friday morning, Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan police station to face the criminal charges resulting from multiple women’s sexual abuse accusations, which inspired the #MeToo movement.
(WTOP)

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Expect Arlington Memorial Bridge construction after Memorial Day; North Korea destroys its nuclear test site

Though the most significant repairs aren’t due to begin until sometime this fall, construction on the Arlington Memorial Bridge will begin after Memorial Day, the National Park Service says. Two lanes and one sidewalk will be temporarily closed to make room for heavy equipment.
(WTOP)

Ahead of the planned meeting with President Trump next month, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has used explosives to destroy the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
(WJLA)

The United Nations’ “Mandela Rules” state that no prisoner should spend more than 15 days in solitary confinement, yet according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union, Virginia inmates, on average, spend 2.7 years in solitary confinement. A Northern Virginia grandmother on the board of the Interfaith Action for Human Rights, Gay Gardner, has been receiving letters from prisoners and is working to raise awareness about issues within the commonwealth’s correctional system.
(The Washington Post)

A 68-year-old National Counseling Group mental health counselor from Bristow has been charged with two counts of simple assault for engaging in “unwanted touching” with a 16-year-old Fairfax County girl.
(WTOP)

Over the last five months, a 32-year-old Reston man has been driving to Ellicott City, Maryland, picking up a 13-year-old boy and sexually abusing the minor at a motel at least once each week.
(INSIDENOVA)

A video has been released in which Rosslyn residents believe they’ve captured the man responsible for  keying and slashing the tires of more than a half dozen cars along N. Colonial Court and N. Colonial Terrace.
(ARL Now)

June 15 and 16, the Reston Town Center will host the Taste of Reston, an outdoor food festival organized by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Tasting tickets can be purchased online.
(Reston Now)

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Gov. Ralph Northam looking to make Virginia offshore wind energy hub; Arlington roads and parking garages flooded

Per a Tuesday announcement made by Gov. Ralph Northam’s office, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is investigating how to make the commonwealth the east coast’s go-to source for offshore wind energy.
(WJLA)

A flood warning that lasted until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night was issued for most of Northern Virginia. Arlington saw flooded roadways and parking garages. The garage near the Ballston Mall was especially filled with water.
(ARL Now, WJLA)

Transgender teenager Gavin Grimm fought for his right to use the boy’s bathroom at Gloucester High School, and after being told that he was not permitted to do so, sued the Gloucester County School Board. Tuesday, a Virginia federal judge ruled in Grimm’s favor saying that his constitutional rights were violated.
(The Washington Post)

Following the accidental death of a 9-year-old boy who suffered traumatic head injuries after being caught between a wall and motorized partition, Fairfax County Public Schools has put a halt to all partition use until further notice.
(WTOP)

Through a $750,000 state grant, the College Board will expand its Reston Town Center office to include 120 new jobs.
(Reston Now)

Arlington Public Library is asking residents to weigh in on what services they can and cannot do without ahead of budget cuts. Those interested are asked to complete an online survey by June 8.
(ARL Now)

A female Woodbridge resident and medical assistant at Inova Bariatric Surgery stole blank oxycodone prescriptions, forged them using an Inova doctor’s name and then sold the prescriptions. More than 90 fraudulent prescriptions were filled and 6,520 oxycodone pills distributed.
(INSIDENOVA)

Last week, a sinkhole was spotted on the White House lawn near the press briefing room and press secretary’s office. Since its initial sighting, the sinkhole has grown and another one has appeared next to it.
(The Washington Post)

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I Dislike Tariffs; I Dislike Intellectual Property Theft Much, Much More

We’ve oft written about the abject phoniness that poses as “free trade” in Washington, D.C.

Where our trading partners impose all sorts of taxes and import limits on our stuff. And we do nothing of the sort to theirs – flinging wide open our worlds-largest-market to any and all comers.

Where our trading partners’ governments subsidize the living daylight out of their products. Which they then bring to global market – bringing with them the inherent, price-reducing advantages of all the government money behind them.

All of which woefully disadvantages our products – and their producers. Because our producers aren’t competing on anything remotely resembling a level playing field.

This decades-long inanity – has severely damaged our nation.

It has cost us millions of jobs. The Rust Belt – wasn’t always the Rust Belt. It used to be the heart of the world’s greatest manufacturing engine.

Gone are tens of thousands of plants and factories. Swap-outsourced – for government money checks, meth labs and opioid addictions.

Oh: But you can get a Communist Chinese TV at Walmart fo $20 less than you otherwise would – so that makes up for everything.

Speaking of Communist China….

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Republican President Donald Trump campaigned for his current gig – against the bipartisan DC headwind: “Manufacturing jobs are never coming back.”

Trump won – and then went about the business of…bringing those jobs back. Over 304,000 such jobs have been created…and counting, as the regulatory and tax cuts continue to work their magic.

And things will additionally continue to improve – because Trump is also working on the third leg of the economy stool: Improving DCs awful trade track record.

And just in time. Because China has also been stealing the next generation of jobs – generated by and around the creation of Intellectual Property (IP). Having cornered much of our manufacturing job market – China is now moving on our world-leading IP creation.

China is working to steal our IP creation – by promising IP creators IP security…if you move your IP creation to China.

This is a protection-racket-shakedown – of trillions-of-dollars-proportions. Because China has spent the last several decades…stealing trillions of dollars of IP.

We in the US lose to Chinese IP theft about $600 billion per year. Oh – and China forces companies to “voluntarily” hand over their IP – in exchange for any access at all to China’s market.

Trump has been rightly decrying these sorts of awfulness…for decades. He campaigned for President – repeatedly denouncing China’s massive IP theft.

And after working domestically to address regulatory and tax overreach – in March Trump announced steel and aluminum tariffs on China. And did so – citing China’s IP theft as a principal reason therefore. Trump’s tariff total – topped out at $150 billion. Or…less than 25% of China’s annual IP theft from us.

The same DC fake free traders – who have spent several decades allowing to continue unabated this massive Chinese IP theft specifically and awful trade generally – screeched about Trump and his “Trade War.”

News flash, folks: We’ve been in a trade war with China…for decades. They declared it. And until Trump – only they were waging it.

I publicly, repeatedly said Trump’s tariffs were exactly the right thing to do.

If you’ve been punched in the face for half a century and done nothing about it – to get it to finally stop…you have to start punching back.

China has been Muhammad Ali-ing us forever. It’s about time we finally got up off the mat.

Now…I do not like tariffs. Nor do I like artificial government limits imposed on trade. Nor do I like government subsidies of products.

I do not like any of these things – because I like free trade. Not the fake “free trade” with which DC has for decades destroyed us. I like actual, real free trade.

But if I have to swallow some Trump tariffs – to address four times that amount in IP theft – I am all the way down with it.

Trump is threatening to tax some China fruit – to save the US IP fruit tree. Because that tree – is MUCH more important than that fruit.

If we have to pay more for steel and aluminum products – in exchange for saving domestic IP production – then hand me my wallet…I’ll happily pay.

But I also supported Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs – because I knew they would never, ever actually be imposed. Because I know – as Trump does – China needs us…WAY more than we need them.

Who was right? Trump and I – or the DC Smart Set?

China Trade War ‘On Hold’ as Trump Pauses Tariffs: “The administration had threatened $50 billion to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods as a way to deter the theft of U.S. intellectual property and forced transfers of technology. Beijing countered by threatening tariffs on $50 billion worth of U.S. farm, chemical and other exports.

“But (Treasury Secretary Steven) Mnuchin said Sunday that the two sides agreed on a framework for reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China and addressing technology trade irritants during high-level talks on Thursday and Friday….

“U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, one of the driving forces behind the intellectual property theft investigation that led Trump to threaten tariffs on $50 billion to $150 billion worth of Chinese goods, said in a statement that the two sides have “agreed on a framework to address the very serious issues raised” in that probe. That includes putting the tariffs on hold, but keeping them in reserve if needed.”

Oh look – the Chinese blinked.

Now, I am not an idiot. Neither is Trump (despite widespread reporting to the contrary). I do not trust the Communist Chinese – as far as I can throw their Great Wall.

But we just watched them go – in just two months – from full-on bluster and threats of retaliation…to a unilateral buckling.

Because they know what we all should – that we can afford a “trade war” WAY more than they can.

And most importantly:

I think saving our status as the world leader in IP creation and implementation – is vitally, crucially, fundamentally important to our economic future.

Oh – and our national and international security as well.

5G wirelessand the all-encompassing Internet of Everything – is coming. We are but a couple of years away from everything – cars, stoplights, stoves…EVERYTHING – being online.

And the 5G world leader and standard-setter is either going to be the US – or Communist China. Guess for whom I’m rooting.

So we must do everything possible to protect everything Intellectual Property from Chinese theft.

Including threatening to pay a little more for steel and aluminum.

Which, again, we will never have to actually do.

Because as we have just seen – China needs us WAY more than we need them.

The post I Dislike Tariffs; I Dislike Intellectual Property Theft Much, Much More appeared first on RedState.

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White supremacist propaganda found in Clarendon; Fairfax house fire kill two, hospitalizes two others

Monday, a flier advertising for the white supremacist group Identity Evropa was found on Washington Blvd. in Clarendon. The flier featured white men with the words “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance.”
(ARL Now)

At 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, firefighters arrived at 11401 Popes Head Road to find a home with flames coming from all four sides. One person died at the hospital, one was found dead inside the home, one is in critical condition and one is being treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital.
(WTOP)

The Fredericksburg-based company NetTalon has installed a $400,000 security system into what some are saying is the “safest school in America” in Shelbyville, Indiana. Through the security system, an attacker is locked out of all rooms, smoke packs are released from the hallway ceilings and the school can be monitored through live video from the sheriff’s office.
(WJLA)

At the intersection of Reston Parkway and Bluemont Way, a 71-year-old woman was struck and killed by a 2016 Hyundai Elantra Monday at 11:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene.
(INSIDENOVA)

Friday, police were made aware of a threat made by a student on Snapchat to “shoot up” South Lakes High School. Following an investigation, “no threats, charges or arrests” were made.
(Reston Now)

In March, a 27-year-old Alexandria school resource officer accidentally fired his weapon in his George Washington Middle School office. The officer, Carl Savoy, was indicted on two misdemeanor charges on Monday.
(INSIDENOVA)

Monday, 45-year-old D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced that she adopted a newborn and brought the baby home this past weekend.
(The Washington Post)

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The Left: Experts at Accusing Others of That Which They Do

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“Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”

This quote has bopped around for quite some time. It is at times attributed to Communists Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx, National Socialist Joseph Goebbels and sometimes even modern Leftist godfather Saul Alinsky.

Regardless of its origin – Leftists are so very excellent at it.

Losing 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just spoke at Liberty University (why, Liberty, WHY?) – wearing a Russian hat. So clever. In an attempt to poke at the fact-free year-plus investigation into the guy who beat her – Republican President Donald Trump.

Trump is, of course, alleged to have “colluded” (whatever that means – it ain’t a legal term) with Vladimir Putin, Inc. Never mind the fact that there was zero evidence of any such thing. Either before the launch of said investigation – or at any point since.

You know where there’s long been tons of evidence of blatant Russia collusion? With the hat-wearing Hillary Clinton. Both as Secretary of State…

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

Hillary under Siege as Clinton Foundation’s Donors and Bill’s Speaking Fees Overlap with Companies Her State Department Helped – Including Russian Nuclear Interests

Russian Government Initiative Gave Millions of Dollars to Clinton Foundation

…and as Presidential Candidate Clinton…

Clinton Campaign, DNC Paid for Research that Led to Russia Dossier

Ah yes…the Russia Dossier. <GASP> RUSSIA.

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The Democrats’ Russia Dossier is the sole impetus for the ongoing, endlessly-dragging-on, totally-bogus special counsel investigation.

And before that was the sole impetus for all the bogus warrants the Barack Obama Administration secured against the Trump campaign. All a part of the Obama Administration’s totally bogus investigation – Code Name: Crossfire Hurricane.

All of this nonsense – based on a bunch of highly bogus nonsense sought and received by Democrats from…Russians.

With whom the Democrats obviously had to collude – in order to get their nonsense information.

Oh: And lest we forget – the Obama Administration was implanting multiple spies inside the Trump campaign.

Democrats aplenty – all engaged in a colossal, bogus, nonsense investigation.

All to drum up false charges – of Trump illegally altering the 2016 election.

And by doing all of this – the Democrats were and are actually, really, truly – illegally altering the 2016 election.

“Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”

There are droves of doctoral theses’ worth of these glaringly hypocritical examples. Here’s another.

Network Neutrality – is a terrible idea for the Internet. It’s Socialism for the Web – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing.

Full Net Neutrality imposition – will soon have all of us eating digital pigeons.

Because Net Neutrality results in full-on government control of the Net. Don’t believe me? Here’s avowed Marxist and college professor (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney – one of the leaders of the Media Marxist movement:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

Well that’s fantastic.

In the colossal, bogus, nonsense campaign to drum up support for Net Neutrality – the Left accuses private sector Internet Service Providers (ISPs) of a parade of prospective horribles.

Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You

Net Neutrality Ends on April 23, Allowing ISPs to Block & Throttle Content

Net Neutrality – How to Avoid Being Blocked or Throttled

On the first “news” story: Yet again, if a headline contains speculative clauses like “could” – it isn’t an actual news headline. It’s a psychic reading.

On the second “news” story: Yet again, these massive regulations were only in place for a little over a year. Which means for the preceding two-plus decades – they weren’t in place. Did ISPs block and/or throttle content during said two-plus decades? Even the most virulent Net Neutrality supporter begrudgingly admits…no, they did not.

On the third “news” story: How does one avoid being blocked or throttled? Keep the government a million miles away from (over-)regulating the Internet.

Because for the last quarter-century, it hasn’t been ISPs blocking and throttling. It’s been governments. Lots and lots and LOTS of governments.

China’s Scary Lesson to the World: Censoring the Internet Works

Iran Blocks Internet Services in Bid to Quash Protests

North Korea Tech and the Internet Censorship of the Most Wired Country on Earth

Saudi Arabia Leads Arab Regimes in Internet Censorship

And…oh look – even the Democrats’ collusion buddies…

Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

Again: Not ISPs censoring the Web – governments censoring the Web.

Over, and over, and over, and….

Which is exactly where our domestic pro-Net Neutrality Leftists wish to take us.

“Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”

The Left is VERY good at it.

The post The Left: Experts at Accusing Others of That Which They Do appeared first on RedState.

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Loudoun hardware store employee accused of using anti-gay slur; 9-year-old dies in accident at Franconia Elementary

An employee at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville has been accused of using an anti-gay slur after refusing to help a Boy Scouts member asking for donations for a service project. The employee reportedly said to another customer “You know they let homos in, right?” and then “We do not support homos around here, I can tell you that.”
(The Washington Post)

During an after school program at Franconia Elementary on Friday, a 9-year-old boy suffered dramatic head injuries and died after being caught between a motorized divider and a wall. Grief counselors will be at the school Monday.
(WJLA)

Recent inspections by the Federal Transit Administration have revealed deteriorating water seals leading to standing water, clogged drains and leaks along area Metro lines. Additionally, a number of elevators’ inspection certificates are either missing or have expired.
(WTOP)

At the CIA headquarters in Langley Monday morning, President Donald Trump will be in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony of Gina Haspel, the CIA’s first female director.
(WJLA)

Improvements totaling $500,000 will reconfigure lanes, optimize signals and make pedestrian and bike facilities better where Fairfax County Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive come together.
(Reston Now)

During the Weekend Update segment on the season finale of SNL this weekend, Arlington being named the country’s fittest city got the area a brief mention.
(ARL Now)

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Two Manassas men facing hate crime charges; Arlington dubbed most fit U.S. city

Monday afternoon, Jimmy Lynn Greer and Dustin David Greer pulled their pickup truck in front of a 35-year-old man of Middle Eastern descent and told him “go back to your country” and “you don’t belong here.” One of the Greers got out of the truck and assaulted the man, then the Greers proceeded to follow the man onto Interstate 66. The man pulled into a Manassas Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center where he was able to call 911. The Greers fled before police arrived.
(WJLA)

According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s American Fitness Index, Arlington is the most fit city in the United States.
(ARL Now)

On April 22 along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, a cyclist stuck out his arm and hit a passing cyclist’s helmet, sending the victim to the hospital with serious injuries. The man who stuck out his arm, Vienna resident Edward A. Shortnacy, was recently arrested and charged with malicious wounding, having been found through witness interviews and the STRAVA fitness app.
(WTOP)

As her own father will not be attending the wedding, Prince Charles will be walking Meghan Markle down the aisle this Saturday.
(WJLA)

On June 7, Gov. Ralph Northam will present the “State of the Commonwealth” to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
(Potomac Local)

A proposal by the Reston Civic Core to turn two blocks of the future Reston Town Center North into a space made up of mixed-use buildings and a recreation center was rejected by Fairfax County officials earlier this month. In the coming months, Fairfax County officials will consider other proposals.
(Reston Now)

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12 dining concepts announced for Ballston Quarter

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Ballston Quarter is continuing to fill up its space, announcing on Thursday a dozen more restaurants and dining concepts that will be available.

Forest City announced in a press release that All About Burger, Chick-Fil-A, Compass Coffee, French Exit, Maizal, Mezeh, Slapfish, Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, South Block, Ted’s Bulletin, The Local Oyster and Union Kitchen Grocery will be featured at the renovated space of the previous Ballston Common Mall. This will bring the total number of food options at Ballston Quarter to 22, including previously announced locations Punch Bowl Social, Cucina Al Volo and Timber Pizza Co.

These dining concepts will be located throughout the development and the 25,000-square-foot food hall, Quarter Market, which will be centered around a 5,000-square-foot plaza.

“Our overall mission for Ballston Quarter is to feature some of the most unique, trendsetting restaurants and reimagined brands possible, with a strong focus on best-in-class regional favorites,” says Will Voegele, Forest City’s senior vice president of development, in the press release.

Even more dining concepts are expected to be announced ahead of Ballston Quarter’s fall opening.

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NoVA spots being considered for 4 million-square-foot Apple campus; Defective concrete panels used in Silver Line construction

According to The Washington Post, Apple may be looking to create a 4 million-square-foot campus capable of holding 20,000 employees in Crystal City, Tyson’s Scotts Run development or near the Center for Innovative Technology.
(INSIDENOVA)

Universal Concrete Products has been accused of knowingly delivering defective concrete panels, 1,500 of which were used to build exterior walls at five new Silver Line stations. The panels could be prone to cracking and erosion, and when an employee brought this to officials’ attention, he was reportedly told to fake tests to conceal the information.
(The Washington Post)

Five students at Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology got every question correct on the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam.
(The Washington Post)

Meghan Markle issued a statement on Thursday confirming that her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday due to health issues.
(WTOP)

56-year-old Charles Swett, a Fairfax resident, was arrested on Tuesday for calling police dispatchers, cursing at them and claiming that he would kill any officers that came to his house. Swett was intoxicated when officers arrived.
(WJLA)

Before the observation deck at CEB Tower at Central Place opens this summer, four lucky contest winners will be able to check out the space with up to four of their guests. The contest closes Thursday and winners will be announced on Friday.
(ARL Now)

The Virginia “LOVE” letters will be at Lake Anne Plaza from May 31-June 7, and June 9-10 the two-day Chalk on the Water street art festival will return for a fifth year.
(Reston Now)

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