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Jinks Proposes $742.3 Million General Fund Operating Budget; $2.1 Billion Ten-Year CIP Budget

February 20, 2018

Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks tonight proposed a fiscal year 2019 General Fund Operating Budget of $742.3 million; a $909.6 million All Funds Budget; and an FY2019-28 $2.1 billion Capital Improvement Program Budget for the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Public Schools. This represents a 1.9% increase in the General Fund Operating Budget and a 2.2% increase in the All Funds Budget over FY2018.

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TOP STORIES

Van Der Zwaan Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

February 21, 2018

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III announced that Alex van der Zwaan, of London, pleaded guilty on Feb. 20, 2018, to making false statements to FBI agents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001.

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Virginia Students Again Among Top AP Achievers

February 21, 2018

Virginia has the nation’s sixth-highest percentage of public high school seniors qualifying for college credit on Advanced Placement examinations, according to data released today by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that manages the AP program.

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General Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Workers Struggling With Student Loans

February 20, 2018

Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have unanimously passed Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg’s bill to end the practice of suspending certain professional licenses due to unpaid student loans. The bill, which now heads to Governor Northam’s desk, forbids the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Department of Health Professions, the Board of Accountancy, and the Board of

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Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals, Three Russian Companies For Scheme To Interfere In U.S. Political System

February 16, 2018

The Department of Justice announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia today returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election.

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Alexandria Drug Trafficker Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

February 16, 2018

An Alexandria man, Nigel Anthony Forde, 33, was sentenced today to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

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OTHER NEWS

Three World Records Set At Inaugural World Rowing Indoor Championships

February 21, 2018

Three world records were set at the inaugural World Rowing Indoor Championships, which were held this past weekend at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria. More than 2,000 athletes from 27 states and 33 countries competed, making it the largest indoor rowing competition in the world.

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Efforts to Fund Metro Get Underway

February 21, 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 13 marked “Crossover” in the Virginia General Assembly, the point at which all Senate and House bills must be considered by the body in which they originated. During a six hour marathon floor session, the Senate passed legislation that would provide critical funding for our Metro system.

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Virginia American Water Invests $630,000 In Cambridge And Vassar Roads Water Main Replacements in Alexandria

February 20, 2018

Virginia American Water is making a $630,000 investment to enhance water service for customers on Cambridge and Vassar Roads in the Clover-College Park section of the City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria GW Birthday Parade Honors First Responders

February 20, 2018

Alexandria has held a parade in honor of George Washington’s birthday since 1800. This year, in recognition of the 286th anniversary of the first president’s birth, the parade’s grand marshals were the first responders who came to the aid of victims in the Simpson Field shooting last summer.

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Dulles International, Reagan National Airports Report Another Year Of Record Passenger Growth

February 20, 2018

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority today announced 2017 year-end passenger traffic totaling 46.6 million for the two-airport system, continuing the trend of domestic and international growth at Dulles International and Reagan National Airports.

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