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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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TOP STORIES

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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Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Severance’s Convictions, Sentencing

May 23, 2017

A three-judge panel of the Virginia Court of Appeals today affirmed Charles Severance’s 2015 murder convictions and life sentences. Severance was convicted of three murders committed in the City of Alexandria over the span of a decade: Nancy Dunning in December 2003, Ronald Kirby in November 2013, and Ruthanne Lodato in February 2014. Severance was sentenced in January 2016 to three life sentences plus 48 years.

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OTHER NEWS

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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Alexandria Library Celebrates Its role In A Strong Democracy, Participates In National Campaign

May 25, 2017

Access to information, public disclosure, deliberation, civic engagement and the opportunity for everyone to have a better tomorrow – these are the ideals that many great countries hold true. Public libraries uphold these ideals and values, helping citizens to be better informed, providing assistance in separating fact from fiction and affording education and skill development for everyone. Alexandria Library is participating in a national campaign sponsored by the Urban Libraries Council that celebrates the important role that libraries play in our strong democracy.

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Six Area Motorcyclists Have Lost Their Lives; Hordes Of Riders Arriving For Rolling Thunder

May 25, 2017

They are coming in hordes from across the nation in “boots and chains, leather and lace” and with tattoos and thunder rolls for the annual motorcycle pilgrimage to the nation’s capital during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The presence of tens of thousands of motorcyclists in waves on area roads this weekend is a reality check for the pressing need to safely share the road with motorcyclists. In the past four months at least six motorcyclists have been killed on area roads.

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Bishop Ireton Wins Girls’ Lacrosse State Championship

May 24, 2017

The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team beat St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School 9-8 in an overtime thriller to win the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association championship on Sunday, May 21. The top two seeded teams – both from Alexandria – battled for the Division 1 state title in the season finale in Warrenton.

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