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BREAKING NEWS

City Of Alexandria Announces Updates On Potomac Yard Metro Station Entrances

November 19, 2018

The new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station continues to move forward, with recent developments regarding the station’s three entrances. On Nov. 13, the state announced $50 million of funding for a new south entrance for the station, based on the projected increase in ridership associated with the recently announced plans for a new Amazon corporate headquarters and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in National Landing.

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TOP STORIES

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus In Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington, DC Region

November 13, 2018

Virginia Tech is making a historic commitment to build a revolutionary 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria – a $1 billion project that is part of a comprehensive higher-education package that was cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters site. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located in the Oakville Triangle area on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria.

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U.S. Supreme Court Questions House Republicans’ Standing In Virginia Redistricting Case

November 13, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an order that the parties further brief the question of “standing” in the Virginia redistricting case, Virginia House Of Delegates, et al. v. Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. The Court has delayed any Hearing on the Merits of the case until briefs from plaintiffs and defendants are received.

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FBI Releases 2017 Hate Crime Statistics

November 13, 2018

Today the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2017, to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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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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OTHER NEWS

Giant Food Announces Two New Store Openings In Northern Virginia

November 19, 2018

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced two new stores opened in Virginia in November 2018. The new locations, in Herndon and Alexandria, will offer enhanced benefits and expanded departments for local shoppers.

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New “No Turn On Red” Restrictions To Be Installed As Part Of Vision Zero Initiative

November 16, 2018

Starting late Fall 2018, Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services staff will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero Initiative to improve safety on our streets. City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities.

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Best Of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

November 16, 2018

“Focus on Excellence” was the theme of the Best of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Northern Virginia Awards held Nov. 15, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons with almost 800 people registered.

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GOP Women Host Hillary Orr, City Transportation Deputy Director

November 16, 2018

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club hosted Hillary Orr, Deputy Director of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services at their November meeting. Orr spoke on the department’s “Five Priorities for 2019.”

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Virginia Announces New Educational Pathways For Early Childhood Teachers

November 15, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that for the first time in the Commonwealth, early childhood educators will have access to a seamless pathway for earning marketable credentials in early childhood education. The streamlined pathway connects credentials, associate’s degrees and baccalaureate programs.

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