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Four Washington, DC-Area Organizations Awarded Grants To Assist Military Caregivers

January 12, 2017

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced four Washington, DC-area organizations as recipients of 2017 grants from the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative program making a direct impact in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.

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Alexandria’s Sewage Discharges Threaten Public Health And The Potomac River

January 11, 2017

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s review of water quality testing done by Alexandria in Oronoco Bay, a discharge point for raw sewage and polluted stormwater into the Potomac River, reveals that 51% of the City’s samples showed fecal bacteria at unsafe levels in the river, rendering the Potomac frequently unsafe for human contact.

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Alexandria Historian T. Michael Miller Dies

January 11, 2017

The Office of Historic Alexandria is saddened to report the death of City Research Historian T. Michael Miller, who passed on Nov. 9, 2016.

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Alexandrians March To Put Trump And Congress On Notice

January 10, 2017

By Jonathan Krall (Organizer, Grassroots Alexandria)

In response to the impending Trump administration, Virginians are organizing. One group, Grassroots Alexandria, is non-partisan and is helping individuals work more effectively on their issues of choice.

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Persons With Disabilities Will Soon Pay To Park At Red Top Meters In Central Business District

January 9, 2017

Starting some time soon this month, the District government is slated to tighten the rules for its Red Top parking meters. The move will give disabled drivers and persons with disabilities, in vehicles displaying disabled parking placards and plates, exclusive access to approximately 350 distinctive metered spaces within the boundaries of downtown Washington’s Central Business District.

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Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians To Prepare For Major Winter Storm

January 6, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today urged Virginians to prepare for a major winter storm, which could result in up to one foot of snow in southeast Virginia, with snowfall totals in other areas of the state ranging from one to ten inches. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph and freezing temperatures are expected and heavy snow could result in power outages on Saturday as well.

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Sheriff’s Office Staff Donate New Shoes To Kids In Need

January 6, 2017

Dozens of Charles Barrett students started off the new year with new shoes, thanks to donations from several Sheriff’s Office employees.

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School Board Votes In New Chair And Vice Chair

January 6, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board voted to appoint Ramee Gentry to the position of Chair of the Board and Cindy Anderson to Vice Chair of the Board for the next year.

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Marymount Professor Studies PTSD In Dogs Used In Lab Experiments

January 6, 2017

While Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman doesn’t hear directly from the victims of post-traumatic stress disorder that she observed for a week in November, their friends often send her pictures of them snuggling, playing, or just lounging outside, enjoying the fresh air and California sunshine.

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First Snow To Impact Rush Hours

January 4, 2017

Drivers in northern Virginia are asked to prepare for rush hour commutes to be impacted by snow Thursday evening and Friday morning. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, road crews are conducting anti-icing activities today and tomorrow.

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