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Alexandria Police Arrest Two New York Residents For Narcotics Violations

December 11, 2017

A two-year joint narcotics investigation between the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General has dismantled a heroin trafficking network responsible for trafficking heroin from New York City to the City of Alexandria. As a result of the investigation, over 400g of heroin, 78g of cocaine, a firearm, $32,109 in cash, and two luxury vehicles were seized.   

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TOP STORIES

Virginia Schools Closing Connectivity Gap

December 11, 2017

The schools attended by approximately 75% of Virginia’s 1.3 million public school students now meet or exceed the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum standard for internet connectivity, according to the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway’s latest state connectivity snapshot. In 2015, only about 14% of Virginia students attended schools meeting the FCC standard.

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Free Dental Services For Students Expanded Through WOW Plus

December 11, 2017

ACPS is committed to ensuring that our children are healthy and ready to learn. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Wellness on Wheels Bus program to WOW Plus.

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Presidential Proclamation Fully Implemented Today

December 8, 2017

The U.S. Department of State is fully implementing Presidential Proclamation on "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats", as the Supreme Court’s Dec. 4, 2017 orders permit. 

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Governor McAuliffe And Former USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood Release Independent WMATA Review

December 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood this week released Secretary LaHood’s independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments On Merits Of Travel Ban 3.0

December 7, 2017

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle heard arguments Dec. 6 on the merits of the third version of the President’s Executive Order banning travel from several Muslim-majority nations in Hawaii v. Trump.

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OTHER NEWS

Chris Kraft Jr. Selected As Recipient Of 2018 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

December 11, 2017

Each spring, during its Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor – the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.

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First Snow To Impact Roads Starting Friday PM

December 8, 2017

Virginia Department of Transportation and contract crews are preparing for northern Virginia’s first dose of winter weather, from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

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Alexandria Boat Parade Wins USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award

December 8, 2017

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights was ranked number eight among ten award winners, alongside the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia and Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade. The public voted from a list of 20 Best Holiday Parade nominees chosen by a panel of experts.

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66 Express Lanes Inside The Beltway Toll Day One Analysis

December 8, 2017

After four full days of Express Lanes on I-66 Inside the Beltway, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports that morning and afternoon commutes on Monday were faster than the same time last December. 

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City Of Alexandria Continues Implementation Of Stormwater Utility Fee With New Viewer And Credits Program

December 7, 2017

The latest milestones in the implementation of the City of Alexandria's Stormwater Utility Fee are the availability of a new online fee viewer and the launch of a credits program to recognize stormwater mitigation efforts by nonresidential property owners.

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