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BREAKING NEWS

Northern Virginia Non-Profits Celebrate Expanded Access To Affordable Health Care

November 17, 2017

Six local non-profits joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Nov. 13, to celebrate ongoing collaborations that have led to expanded access to health care services in Northern Virginia. Through the implementation or expansion of recent programs, these organizations have collectively increased available services to more than 2,400 under- or uninsured patients.

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TOP STORIES

Former Bank VP Sentenced For ID Theft And Fraud

November 17, 2017

A former bank executive was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3.2 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was also ordered to pay over $3.2 million in restitution and to forfeit $8.6 million.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.6%

November 17, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago.

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Alexandria City Council Provides FY2019 Budget Guidance With No Real Estate Tax Rate Inccrease

November 16, 2017

Each November, the Alexandria City Council provides budget guidance to the City Manager that is the framework for how he should prepare his proposed Operating and Capital Improvement Program budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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VDOT Officials Plead Guilty To $10.3 Million Bribe Scheme

November 16, 2017

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and three private contractors have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of over $10.3 million in snow removal contracts over the course of five years.

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FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Statistics

November 14, 2017

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program yesterday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2016, its latest annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents reported throughout the U.S. The report provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. For 2016, law enforcement agencies reported 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.

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OTHER NEWS

Priest Era Ends At ARHA

November 17, 2017

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer Roy Priest notified the ARHA Board of Commissioners in May, 2016, that he planned to retire on Dec. 31, of that year. Last Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 18 mobnths after that notice, was his last day as ARHA’s CEO.

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Sheriff’s Office Supports Project Sticker Shock

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 4, the Alexandria Sheriff's Office teamed up with Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria for Project Sticker Shock, an awareness campaign alerting adults about the consequences of buying alcohol for anyone under 21.

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American Institutes For Research To Invest $12.5 Million, Add 320 New Jobs In Arlington County

November 16, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the American Institutes for Research, one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations, will invest $12.5 million to relocate its major operations from Washington, DC to Arlington County. The project will create 320 jobs at their new location in Crystal City.

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Twenty Percent Of Area Populace Traveling This Thanksgiving Along With Nearly 51 Million Americans

November 16, 2017

The largest number of Washington area residents in a dozen years, as well as the greatest number of Americans over the selfsame period, will travel this Thanksgiving.

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Virginia Wins Prestigious National Roadway Safety Award

November 15, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation was saluted and feted today as a national leader in its approaches to improving roadway safety at intersections.

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