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Fourth Circuit Upholds District Court Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0

May 25, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today upheld a Maryland federal district court ruling that President Donald Trump’s second Executive Order banning individuals from six majority Muslim countries from entering the United States will not be enforced pending a trial. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case and ruled for the plaintiffs in a 10-3 vote.

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School Board Approves Final Budget

May 26, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board approved the FY 2018 Final Combined Funds Budget for Alexandria City Public Schools at a total expenditure of $284 million on Thursday night.

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Goodwin House Brings Small House Health Care Center To Alexandria

May 25, 2017

The future of senior care in the National Capital Region arrived yesterday, in the form of the Goodwin House ‘small house’ urban senior living community – the largest of this kind of innovative facility in the D.C. metro area. The new 80,000 square foot health care facility, developed and operated by Goodwin House – a nonprofit senior living organization with campuses in northern Virginia – is a dramatic departure from anything else in the D.C. metro area.

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McAuliffe Pardons Minor Driving Offense Of Mother Facing Deportation

May 24, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his decision to pardon the minor driving offense of Liliana Cruz Mendez, a mother of two living in Falls Church, who is facing federal deportation proceedings.

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Virginia Tech Designated NSA Center For Academic Excellence In Cyber Operations

May 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Security Agency has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. The first university to receive this status in the Commonwealth, Virginia Tech joins an exclusive list of 16 other universities in the nation in bearing this designation. Virginia Tech will hold the CAE-CO designation for five academic years, from 2017 to 2022.

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Advocates For Alexandria Aquatics Withdraws From Partnership With City On Chinquapin Project

May 24, 2017

On May 19, 2017, Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics served formal notice to the City of Alexandria that it is withdrawing from the Memorandum of Understanding it has with the City regarding the planned 50-meter indoor pool at Chinquapin. AAA will terminate its working relationship with the City on this project. AAA cited its reasons: the City of Alexandria removed all funding for the proposed 50-meter pool at Chinquapin with no cooperation or consultation with Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics.

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OTHER NEWS

Burke & Herbert Bank Raises $2,200 For SCAN In Support Of Child Abuse Prevention

May 26, 2017

Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,200 for SCAN of Northern Virginia‘s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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City Of Alexandria 2017 Outdoor Pool Season Opens Saturday, May 27

May 26, 2017

The City of Alexandria’s outdoor pool season opens on Saturday, May 27, at the Old Town and Memorial Pools, and the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain. The complete 2017 outdoor pool operating schedule follows:

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Marymount Honors Members Of Graduating Class At Recognition Day

May 26, 2017

Marymount University held its Recognition Day Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Rose Benté Lee Center, Verizon Gym, as part of a weekend of events in which 650 bachelor’s degree candidates, 347 master’s degree candidates and 43 doctoral degree candidates received their diplomas.

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Alexandria Eagle Scout Awarded Boy Scouts Of America Honor Medal Of Heroism

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day serves as the unofficial start of summer drawing many vacationers to the shore to take in the sun and surf. For Alexandria Eagle Scout John Daly, a member of of Boy Scout Troop 301 which is chartered by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Old Town, his 2016 summer beach trip included saving the life of a young man being pulled toward the open sea by a rip current. For his actions, Daly was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Honor Medal for Heroism.

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Fort Defiance High School Wins 2017 Dominion Envirothon

May 25, 2017

Augusta County’s Fort Defiance High School placed first overall in Virginia’s 2017 Dominion Envirothon State Competition held at Virginia State University on May 21-22. Alexandria-area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology finished third overall.

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