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Northern Virginia’s National Landing Selected For Major New Amazon Headquarters

November 13, 2018

Amazon.com, Inc. announced this morning that it has chosen Arlington County to establish a major new headquarters. Arlington and the City of Alexandria, after working together for the last year in a unique and unprecedented regional partnership, are announcing that Amazon will locate in National Landing, a newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.

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Doctors, Hospitals, State Health Officials Implement Medical Assessment And Screening Guidelines To Enhance Timely Access To Appropriate Treatment For Psychiatric Patients

November 13, 2018

Virginia’s hospitals, emergency physicians, and the state’s behavioral health agency have created a landmark new set of protocols for assessing the medical condition of patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis to ensure those patients are admitted to the appropriate facility to meet their treatment needs.

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U.S. Asylum Changes Breach Domestic And International Law

November 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Proclaimation today declaring that any foreign national who enters the United States illegally will not be granted access to the asylum application process. The ACLU and The International Rescue Committee saud that this is a breach of domestic and international law.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

November 9, 2018

In an action challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief, and affirmed in part the district court’s partial grant and partial denial of the government’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

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Alexandria Democrats Sweep City Council Races

November 7, 2018

For the third consecutive election, Alexandria Democrats hold the Office of the Mayor and all six City Council seats. Voters also elected four incumbents to the Alexandria City School Board and five newcomers. Alexandria voters contributed heavily to U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's and U.S. Representative Don Beyer's resounding victories.

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The Impact Of Voting: From Morocco To Election Day Page

November 5, 2018

As a nine year old, Layla would tag along with her mother to the polls on Election Day in Morocco. She would watch her mom put an “x” in a box and knew it was important, long before she understood why. It was only ever her mother who stepped into the election booth. Her grandmother always remained hesitant about the process even after she got the right to vote as an adult.

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OTHER NEWS

Alice Morgan Dies At 75

November 7, 2018

Alice Morgan, a long-time resident of Alexandria, died on Nov. 4. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3500 19th Street S, Arlington, VA with service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Ivy Hill at 2 p.m.

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King Street Corridor Initiative Announces New Funders; Progress In Beautification, Programming And Marketing

November 5, 2018

The King Street Corridor Initiative, a partnership focusing on beautification, programming and marketing of Alexandria’s historic downtown corridor and spearheaded by the City of Alexandria and Visit Alexandria, is pleased to announce that since the initial June 2018 announcement of the program’s Founding Funders, several new private sector partners have pledged their support.

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ROOMS: A Rock Romance

November 5, 2018

As with much successful theater, it’s not the story but the storytelling that makes Rooms: A Rock Romance such a memorable show. First produced 10 years ago, the “gritty rock musical” set against the backdrop of 1970’s punk scene, follows a familiar path toward fame and fortune, a rocky road paved with blind ambition, romantic entanglement, personal tragedy and ultimate redemption.

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Alexandria Again Recognized Among The Nation’s Top Digital Cities

November 5, 2018

Alexandria has been ranked the fourth top digital city of its size in the United States, according to the 2018 Digital Cities Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government. The annual program evaluates cities' approaches to information technology, community engagement, policy and operations.

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Athletes From Six Decades Honored In Hall Of Fame

November 5, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools inducted seven exceptional athletes into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night, including a football player from the first graduating class of the then George Washington High School in 1935 and honored a basketball coach at GW from the 1950s.

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