Discovery, Inc will invest in Loudoun County

– Yesterday, Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam announced that Discovery, Inc. will invest $16 million to expand its global technology and operations hub in Loudoun County. State officials believe this will create 240 jobs. (Loudoun Times, 6/14)

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Loudoun County to secure the project for Virginia. Northam approved a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Loudoun with the project.

Funding services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will vote on a $500,000 match of the Commonwealth Opportunity Fund at a future business meeting.

– D.C.’s War Over Restaurant Tips Will Soon Go National (Citylab, 6/14)

TRANSPORTATION | Here is the reason why we don’t wait for traffic signals to tell us to walk before crossing the street. (GGWash, 6/12)

EDUCATION | The Fairfax County School board has passed a proposal to adopt a more inclusive sex education curriculum, including changing the term “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth.” (WTOP, 6/15)

LGBTQIA RIGHTSHow Philanthropy Can Support Young LGBTQ Leaders of Social Movements (Chronicle, 6/12 – Subscription needed)

PUBLIC SAFETY | A Fairfax County circuit court judge has stopped requesting cash bonds, a practice he began after Richmond’s prosecutor announced that he would no longer encourage it. (WaPo, 6/14)

ENVIRONMENT | “What Is the Source of Disenfranchisement for Rural Americans?” (Slate, 6/14)

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