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Metro Resignations, Certification Failure; Gas Price Record | Top News

Patch logo Patch 5/21/2022 Emily Leayman
The Metro board has accepted the immediate resignation of Paul Wiedefeld, who was due to step down as the GM and CEO of the troubled transit system at the end of June. © Emily Leayman/Patch The Metro board has accepted the immediate resignation of Paul Wiedefeld, who was due to step down as the GM and CEO of the troubled transit system at the end of June.

Patch has 32 sites in communities in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past week.

Record Heat In Forecast For VA, DC This Weekend

This weekend is going to be extra hot in Virginia and Washington, D.C., prompting the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement for the region.

Top 2 Metro Officials Resign After Operator Recertification Failures

Metro GM/CEO Paul Wiedefeld, who was due to step down on June 30, announced his immediate resignation on Monday.

Kamala Harris Visits Falls Church To Kick Off Clean School Bus Program

Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan visited Meridian High School in Falls Church on Friday to kick off the Biden administration's new national initiative to make school bus fleets less polluting.

Virginia Gas Prices Hit New High As Memorial Day Travel Nears

With two weeks to go until Memorial Day and the first summer trips, gas prices again reached a new high Monday.

Civil Rights Groups Seek Reversal Of Ruling Against TJ Admissions

Several civil rights groups in Northern Virginia filed an amicus brief urging an appeals court to reverse the ruling against the new admissions policy at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Potential Measles Exposure Reported In Ashburn, Falls Church

Health officials in northern Virginia are investigating potential measles exposures in Ashburn and Falls Church. The Virginia Department of Health said the possible exposures occurred at medical facilities on Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Youngkin Schools Report Finds Widening Achievement Gap In VA Education

Virginia's reputation for some of the best schools in the nation is masking widening student achievement gaps and lower standards in schools, according to a new report released Thursday by the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed Against South Riding Father And Son

A father and son from South Riding face animal cruelty charges, authorities in Loudoun County said on Friday. The county's humane law enforcement division filed the charges after a dog suffered serious injuries in Loudoun.

Freedom House Museum To Reopen With New Exhibitions

Freedom House Museum, a historic landmark documenting the history of Alexandria's enslaved and free Black people, will reopen to the public on Friday, May 27.

Tourism Initiative Promoting Southern Fairfax County Announced

On the banks of George Washington's unobstructed view of the Potomac River, a new tourism initiative called Potomac Banks was announced for southern Fairfax County Wednesday.

Child Porn Charges Filed Against Fairfax County Middle School Teacher

A 28-year-old middle school teacher from Springfield faces two felony charges of possession of child pornography, according to a Fairfax County Police Department release.

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