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BREAKING NEWS

John Porter Stepping Down As President And CEO Of ACT For Alexandria

October 20, 2017

ACT for Alexandria’s Board of Directors today announced John Porter’s decision to step down as President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, effective Dec. 31, 2017.

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TOP STORIES

Former MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced For Assault

October 20, 2017

A former MS-13 gang member, Marlon Danilo Rivas-Mendez, 28, an El Salvadoran national, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for assaulting and impeding a transportation officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Warner, Klobuchar, McCain Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Foreign Interference In Future Elections, Improve Transparency Of Online Political Ads

October 19, 2017

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services today introduced the Honest Ads Act to help prevent foreign interference in future elections and improve the transparency of online political advertisements.

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Bennet, Kaine Introduce Medicare-X To Provide Low-Cost, High-Quality Care In Every ZIP Code

October 19, 2017

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) yesterday introduced legislation to create Medicare-X, a public plan that would offer families, individuals, and small businesses additional, low-cost health insurance choices and create more competition in the marketplace.

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Police Investigate Homicide; Suspect Charged

October 19, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the 200 block of N. Howard Street. June Seay, a 55-year-old City resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 55-year-old male suspect, also a City resident, is in police custody at an area hospital with self-inflicted injuries. This is the fifth homicide in Alexandria this year.

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USDOT Approves Federal Loan For I-66 Public-Private Partnership

October 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation issued their approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.

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OTHER NEWS

Arlington, Alexandria To Collaborate On Next Generation 9-1-1

October 21, 2017

Arlington County and the City of Alexandria have developed a Memo of Understanding for the two jurisdictions to jointly plan, design, procure, install and operate a new, shared Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing system. The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the MOU at its meeting today.

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T. C. Field Hockey Wins District Championship

October 20, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School field hockey team won the Gunston District Championship last night with a 4-0 victory over Mt. Vernon, extending their winning streak to 11 games. The Titans enter next week’s regional tournament as a No. 1 seed.

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Celebrates 30th Anniversary

October 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority kicked off a celebration of 30 years as an organization at its board of directors meeting Oct. 18, recognizing the contributions of more than 50 employees who have served the entire three decades.

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RPCA Seeking Public Participation In Priority Budget Survey

October 20, 2017

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is seeking public input in preparation for the FY 2019 operating budget. In alignment with the approved Resource Allocation and Cost Recovery Policy, RPCA will carefully evaluate community values, utilizing a process known as Priority Based Budgeting. 

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Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Best In Business Winners

October 19, 2017

Last night, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce handed out Best in Business Awards during an event at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The Chamber also honored Bill Blackburn of Home Grown Restaurant Group as the 2017 Business Leader of the Year. 

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