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BREAKING NEWS

City Of Alexandria Responds To Freight Train Derailment

May 19, 2018

The Alexandria Fire Department is on the scene of a CSX freight train derailment in the Eisenhower corridor. Approximately 30 train cars came off the tracks shortly after 7 a.m., apparently due to a partial railway bridge collapse. There are no reported injuries. The train was not carrying ethanol. The derailed train cars did not contain hazardous cargo.

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TOP STORIES

Jury Convicts Cyber-Criminal Of Operating Counter Antivirus Service

May 17, 2018

A federal jury in Alexandria, VA, convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” an online counter antivirus service that helped computer hackers to determine whether the computer viruses and other malicious software they created would be detected by antivirus software.

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United States And Virginia Intervene In Metrorail Whistleblower Litigation

May 17, 2018

The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia have filed a notice of intervention in a whistleblower’s lawsuit that involves the provision of concrete panels to Phase II of the Dulles Metrorail Project. The case was unsealed yesterday.

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Warner, Kaine Vote To Save Net Neutrality

May 16, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the Trump Administration’s repeal of net neutrality rules. The resolution passed the Senate this afternoon 52-47 and it now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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Court Invalidates Incidental Take Statement, Halting Construction On Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 16, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued a decision in a case brought by Defenders of Wildlife, Virginia Wilderness Committee and Sierra Club and argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center that requires all construction and any activity associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline halt immediately.

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AG Herring Fighting To Protect Access To Family Planning Services

May 15, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a coalition of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief to protect access to Title X, a program that has provided millions of low-income and uninsured individuals with a broad range of comprehensive family planning and preventive health services for more than 40 years.

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OTHER NEWS

Governor Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Drops To Lowest Rate In Over A Decade

May 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in April to 3.3 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is the lowest rate since the December 2007 rate of 3.3 percent.

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Volaris Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Dulles International To El Salvador And Costa Rica

May 18, 2018

Washington Dulles International Airport and Volaris Costa Rica, an ultra-low-cost carrier operating in Central America, Mexico and the United States, celebrated the Washington, DC region’s first low-fare service to El Salvador and Costa Rica on Thursday with delegations from the Embassies of El Salvador and Costa Rica, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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T. C. Williams Crew Captures Three More State Championship Titles

May 17, 2018

The T. C. Williams crew team brought six varsity boats to the second part of the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championship series on May 12. The Titans came home with three more state championship titles – complete with team trophies and gold medals – and a silver medal.

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Smiles For Miles Shopping Event At Bishop Boutique

May 16, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Bishop Boutique will be hosting a Smiles for Miles shopping event – 20% of all proceeds will be donated in honor of our sweet friend, Edie, who lost her battle with cancer last month. 

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COG Honors City Of Alexandria Foster Parents: Recognized For Outstanding Service

May 16, 2018

Foster parents from 10 jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia were honored today by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors as the region’s 2018 Foster Parents of the Year.

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