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BREAKING NEWS

U.S. Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen

December 13, 2018

The U.S. Senate today voted 56-41 to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen and passed a resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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TOP STORIES

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.  

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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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EPA Proposes New Rule For Defining “Waters Of The United States”

December 12, 2018

On Dec. 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army signed a proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" to clarify federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The new rule would roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams, wetlands and smaller waterways that feed drinking water sources across the country. 

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AG Herring Leads Opposition To Trump’s Latest Attack On Legal Immigration

December 11, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is leading a coalition of attorneys general and attorneys general-elect opposing President Trump’s latest effort to attack, demonize, and marginalize immigrants in Virginia and around the country. The Administration’s proposed overhaul of certain immigration laws would force legal immigrants to risk their immigration status in order to access healthcare, housing assistance, and other programs.

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VA Transportation Secretary Appoints Councilman Paul Smedberg To WMATA Board

December 11, 2018

Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine earlier this week appointed Alexandria City Councilman Paul Smedberg to the WMATA Board. Smedberg, who has served as Alexandria’s representative to the WMATA Board since January, 2016, will now serve as one of Virginia’s two voting members of that body.

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OTHER NEWS

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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Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of Expected Winter Storm

December 8, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of winter weather effects on southern Virginia anticipated to begin this weekend and last into the early part of next week. A state of emergency allows the Commonwealth to mobilize resources and to deploy people and equipment to assist in response and recovery efforts.

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EPA Proposes Revisions To Emissions Control For Coal-Fired Power Plants

December 7, 2018

On Dec. 6, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to revise the New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new, modified and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants. EPA will take comment on the proposed standards for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register and hold a public hearing.

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