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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

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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VDOT Official Sentenced For $11 Million Bribe Scheme

February 16, 2018

The former superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Burke Area Headquarters was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of nearly $11 million in snow removal work over the course of more than five years.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban 3.0

February 15, 2018

In a 9-to-4 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled against President Trump’s third travel ban. However, under a Dec. 4 order from the Supreme Court, the ban on immigrants and temporary visitors is in effect as the challenges are litigated.

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OTHER NEWS

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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Lady Titans Three-Peat As District Champions

February 19, 2018

The T. C. Williams High School girls’ basketball team captured the Gunston District Championship title Friday night with a 52-32 victory over Hayfield, winning their third consecutive championship. The Lady Titans compete next in the regional quarterfinals at home on Feb. 21.

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Prepare For Snowy Saturday Despite Warm Friday

February 17, 2018

After a warm end of the week, Virginia Department of Transportation crews are preparing for snow and sleet that is forecasted to fall starting midday Saturday. Drivers should monitor forecasts and plan ahead for dropping temperatures. See National Weather Service forecast.

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