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BREAKING NEWS

Russian National Charged With Interfering In U.S. Political System

October 19, 2018

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Alexandria charging a Russian national, Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.

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TOP STORIES

Alexandria City Council Approves Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium Modernization With Permanent Lights

October 19, 2018

After six hours of public testimony and discussion, the Alexandria City Council on Oct. 13, approved the Alexandria City Public Schools’ proposal to modernize Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium at T. C. Williams High School, including the installation of permanent lights for the field. The vote was 6-1, with Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg casting the lone “no” vote.

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Former State Department Employee Sentenced For Producing Child Pornography

October 19, 2018

An Alexandria man, Skydance MacMahon, 45, was sentenced today to 26 years in prison for production of child pornography. During the time he committed these offenses, MacMahon was a Digital Media Administrator at the Foreign Services Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Arlington. 

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Northern Virginia Narcotics Trafficking Rings Dismantled

October 18, 2018

"Operation Purple Rain" resulted in 12 convictions and prison sentences for members of two overlapping interstate narcotics rings who distributed more than five kilograms of heroin and fentanyl, worth more than $1 million on the streets, in and around Alexandria, VA. The twelfth and final defendant was sentenced today.

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Virginia To Begin Accepting Applications For Expanded Health Coverage On November 1

October 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that beginning on Nov. 1, 2018, state agencies will accept applications from Virginia adults newly eligible for health coverage under Medicaid expansion. Eligible adults will begin receiving services starting Jan. 1, 2019.

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Senior FinCEN Employee Arrested And Charged With Unlawfully Disclosing SARs

October 17, 2018

A criminal complaint was filed today in Manhattan federal court charging Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who is a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), with unlawfully disclosing Suspicious Activity Reports and conspiracy to do the same. Edwards was arrested yesterday and appeared this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

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OTHER NEWS

Large Community Turnout For Ferdinand T. Day Dedication Ceremony

October 19, 2018

Ferdinand T. Day’s family and members of the community joined students and parents from the new Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School on the West End on Thursday to officially dedicate the building in a moving ceremony.

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T.C. Students Experience Hamilton First Hand

October 18, 2018

A few thousand Washington, DC area high school students had the opportunity to attend the production of Hamilton at the Kennedy Center last month. A group of 111 juniors and seniors from T.C. Williams were among the fortunate ones to participate in this special program … but not without putting in some work first. 

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2018 Best in Business Awards

October 18, 2018

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 2018 Best in Business winners at an event last night at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.  

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AG Herring Protects Virginia Student Loan Borrowers

October 18, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Oct. 16 that a federal judge rejected a challenge to the Borrower Defense Rule, ordering its immediate implementation for students nationwide.

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Immigrants In Virginia: A Demographic And Economic Profile

October 17, 2018

Just weeks ahead of the midterm elections in Virginia, immigration policy has emerged as a top issue for voters. While the political rhetoric on immigration may overlook important nuances about the complexity of this issue, it remains critical for the public to understand the contributions immigrants make to communities in Virginia. 

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