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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Threats To African-Americans At Howard University

July 20, 2018

An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for threatening to murder African-Americans at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. 

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TOP STORIES

Agencies Reaffirm Highest Bond Ratings For City Of Alexandria

July 20, 2018

S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have reaffirmed the City of Alexandria’s top bond ratings of ‘AAA’ and ‘Aaa,’ respectively, in advance of the City’s planned sale of $38.5 million in general obligation tax exempt bonds to fund municipal and school facility capital projects.

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Virginia Man Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking A Minor And Producing Child Pornography

July 20, 2018

A Virginia man was sentenced today to 186 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for multiple crimes related to the prostitution and exploitation of a 15-year-old minor. 

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Northam Announces New UK Partnership With Port City Brewery

July 18, 2018

During a trade and marketing mission to Europe, Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new UK distribution partnership for Port City Brewing Company, resulting in new international sales for the Alexandria brewery.

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City Receives Economic Development Award For The Old Town North Arts And Cultural District

July 18, 2018

The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded the City of Alexandria with the 2018 Terry Holzheimer Economic Development Award for the establishment of the Old Town North Arts and Cultural District. Alexandria will be recognized at the chapter’s Annual Conference on Tuesday, July 24.

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Russian National Charged In Conspiracy To Act As An Agent Of The Russian Federation Within The United States

July 16, 2018

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.

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OTHER NEWS

Virginia Selected For NGA “Smarter States, Smarter Communities” Learning Lab

July 20, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced Virginia’s selection to participate in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ (NGA Center) Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning Lab. Virginia, along with Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Colorado, will participate in a tailored, three-day learning lab to facilitate smart community development on the state level.

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CFH Work At East End Nears Completion As CFH Executive Director Testifies On Virginia Senate Mobile Home Bill

July 20, 2018

Catholics for Housing, a Northern Virginia nonprofit, which purchased East End Mobile Home Park in January from EEMHP, LLC, has now substantially completed the work needed to save the Park from closure and condemnation and give the nearly 250 residents a clean, functional and safe place to call home.

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Sheriff’s Office Invites Alexandrians To Participate In Community Academy

July 17, 2018

Explore the role of the Sheriff's Office in Alexandria's criminal justice system by participating in the Sheriff's Community Academy, an informative four-session experience on Saturday mornings in September.

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Virginia Recognizes Its Probation And Parole Officers

July 16, 2018

As the Virginia Department of Corrections acknowledges Pretrial, Probation and Parole Officers’ Week, July 15–21, it does so holding the lowest recidivism rate in the nation for the second straight year.

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Living Wage Certification Program For Employers Launches In Alexandria

July 13, 2018

In Alexandria, too many full-time workers struggle to pay for housing and other necessities. To address this, on Monday, July 16 a network of religious, business and community leaders established a Living Wage Certification program in conjunction with the Virginia Theological Seminary and Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. 

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