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BREAKING NEWS

Federal Court Rules In Favor Of States Seeking Free Access To Birth Control Under ACA

December 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit yesterday upheld a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump Administration’s attack on affordable birth control from taking effect in California, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and New York.

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TOP STORIES

U.S. Department Of Education Cancels Student Debt From Closed For-Profit Colleges

December 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education announced that it is canceling $150 million in student loan debt connected to for-profit colleges that had closed in recent years. This announcement comes following a lawsuit Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 19 state attorneys general filed last year against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and DOE for rescinding the Borrower Defense Rule and abandoning critical federal protections for student borrowers and taxpayers.

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Federal Court Throws Out Approval Of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Through National Forests

December 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. Forest Service’s federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600 mile-long $7 billion dollar project proposed to run from West Virginia, through Virginia and North Carolina.   

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Alexandria To Consolidate, Co-locate Human Services And Health Department Staff

December 14, 2018

The Alexandria City Council on Tuesday took several steps toward consolidating and co-locating Department of Community and Human Services and Alexandria Health Department staff by 2022. Neighborhood Health may also have a presence in the new facility at 4850 Mark Center Drive.

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RPP Refresh: Provide Input On Alexandria’s Residential Permit Parking Program Update

December 14, 2018

The Residential Permit Parking Program is being updated and the City of Alexandria needs your feedback on the top issues to review. Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 4, please provide your thoughts on which issues are most important and should be reviewed under the RPP Refresh Project.

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Del Monte Foods Announces Limited Recall Of Canned Fiesta Corn Due To Under-Processing

December 13, 2018

Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. 

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OTHER NEWS

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 14, 2018

Fourteen Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 21st-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”

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November’s Northern Virginia New Under Contract Sales Jump Nearly 90 Percent In The Wake Of The Amazon News

December 14, 2018

“While there is speculation about the real estate market showing signs of softening nationwide, our Northern Virginia data still reflects a promising direction,” said Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® CEO Ryan Conrad.

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Chief Operating Officer Announces Departure

December 13, 2018

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Margaret E. McKeough announced Wednesday that she plans to depart after a 20-year tenure that has included management and oversight of Reagan National and Dulles International airports.

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Environmental Groups Sue Feds To Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting In Atlantic Ocean

December 11, 2018

Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. The process, which is the first step toward offshore drilling, would harm marine life, including whales, dolphins, fish and zooplankton – the foundation of the ocean food web.

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Titans Crowned Alexandria Swim-Dive Champions

December 8, 2018

T. C. Williams High School won the annual Alexandria City Swim and Dive Championship on Dec. 4, defeating St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes and Bishop Ireton. The Titans claimed the coveted Mayor’s trophy for the first time in school history.

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