Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.

5. Polls open for Primary Day

Democrats across the region (and Republicans in a single state Senate district) are heading to the polls Tuesday to pick candidates for the November ballot.

There are 26 races in Northern Virginia as candidates challenge longtime incumbents or compete for open seats. will have the latest results after polls close at 7 p.m.

4. Teen wins $1M in lottery scratcher

An Alexandria 19-year-old is the Virginia Lottery’s latest $1 million winner. Logan Keator had some extra cash, so he decided to play the Virginia Lottery’s 20X The Money game, according to a news release.

“It feels crazy!” he told lottery officials as he claimed his prize. “I still can’t believe it!” The chances of winning the $1 million top prize in this game are 1 in 1.224 million.

3. Cuccinelli named to immigration post

Former Virginia Attorney General and Nokesville resident Ken Cuccinelli has been named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. It’s unclear if Trump will nominate Cuccinelli for the permanent position, which would require Senate confirmation.

2. Sunny, windy Tuesday

Expect sun and wind on Tuesday, with a high near 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday will be mostly sunny before showers and storms return to the forecast.

Search your zip code on our weather page for the latest local forecast.

1. Report: State tourism grows in 2018

Virginia tourism generated $26 billion in visitor spending in 2018, increasing 4.4 percent over 2017, according to a state report released Monday.

Tourism in 2018 supported 234,000 jobs in the state and provided $1.8 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to 2017.


SummerFest is Saturday, June 15, at Tackett’s Mill. There will be live entertainment, games, crafts and more.


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