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Parking garage for the Innovation Center Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Police Release Video of Fairfax County Parkway Crash — “Heart-stopping police dash-camera footage shows an out-of-control car spin across a median and hit a stopped car and an officer making a traffic stop in Fairfax County… 17-year-old driver going ‘well over 120 mph’ in a 2018 BMW M3 caused the crash, Chief Kevin Davis said.” [NBC4]

Vienna Councilmember Won’t Seek Reelection — “Steve Potter, who has served on the Council for two terms, said on May 1 he would not be joining the fray in the November election.” The first council member to announce his intentions, he cited health challenges from “living with the effects of diabetes and esophageal cancer and…undergoing immuno-therapy for leukemia.” [Gazette Leader]

Auditor Supports Police Investigation on Chantilly Shooting — “The report from auditor Richard Schott said officers in the shooting of Robert Jablonski, 50, in front of his parents’ Chantilly house January 4, 2022, were acting on a reasonable belief that they were in danger, given that Jablonski was pointing a loaded compound bow at them.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Fairfax Task Force Looks at Homelessness — “A task force established to assess the impact of homelessness within Fairfax City and develop strategies to address the issue met for the first time Monday night at city hall.” Some members held listening sessions in April where residents shared their concerns. [Patch]

Franconia School Gets New Principal — “Darin Thompson has been named principal of Hayfield Secondary School effective July 5, according to the leadership team from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Region 3. Thompson replaces Martin Grimm who departed Hayfield for a position in Prince William County Public Schools just before the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.” [On the MoVe]

Youngkin Still Open to Presidential Run — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin “was asked Monday at a conference where he was speaking in California if he would be ‘getting out on the presidential campaign trail’ in 2023.” His reply of “no” was interpreted by some as an announcement that he won’t seek the presidency, but his team now says he “hasn’t publicly ruled out a presidential campaign in 2024.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Dominion Energy Seeks to Reduce Rates — “Dominion Energy is asking the State Corporation Commission to approve plans to reduce customer bills starting this summer in response to legislation that passed during the 2023 General Assembly session…If approved, Dominion estimates each measure would reduce the average residential monthly bill by about $7” [Virginia Mercury]

HUD Shouts out County Housing Program — “Emergency Housing Voucher Success Stories highlights the personal journeys and success stories of two Fairfax County residents who are receiving federal rental assistance through Emergency Housing Vouchers. The story describes the importance of partnerships…as well as the perseverance of the residents.” [Fairfax County Government]

It’s Wednesday — Overcast. Cool. High of 61 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:08 am and sunset at 8:02 pm. []

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