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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Posts $1000 Reward For Information Identifying Source Of Sheen On Potomac River

December 1, 2016

Potomac Riverkeeper Network announced today that it is offering a $1000 reward for information identifying those responsible for the plume of pollution in the Potomac River that forced water utilities to take measures to protect the drinking water of millions of area residents this week.

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Living Legends: Ruth And Bill Cleveland And Lorraine Friedman

December 1, 2016

Ruth and Bill Cleveland’s activism has made a difference in Alexandria.
“The Dream Dog story: see a Need, Create a Program!” So says, and does, Lorraine Friedman whose creative programs reach broadly and deeply into Alexandria, serving adults and children of all ages.

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Governor McAuliffe Celebrates National Park Service Purchase Of Werowocomoco

November 30, 2016

Governor McAuliffe today celebrated the National Park Service’s acquisition of Werowocomoco, the former capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom and the presumed site of Captain John Smith’s first meeting with the leader Powhatan and his daughter, Pocahontas. When opened to the public, the 264-acre property, located on the bank of the York River in Gloucester County, will be the crown jewel of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

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In Virginia, 92,136 People Sign Up For Coverage In The First Month Of The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 30, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 92,136 in Virginia.

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Students With Disabilities Develop Guide For Schools For Promote Awareness And Inclusiveness

November 28, 2016

Students with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities’ Youth Leadership Forum and the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project have published “A Guide to Planning an Inclusion Project” to help school communities raise awareness about disabilities and the importance of building inclusive school communities.

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Students At NOVA-Woodbridge Use New 3D technology Lab To Help The Visually Impaired

November 21, 2016

Students can now create a physical object from a three-dimensional digital mode in the new Technology Innovation Lab located at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

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Alexandria Again Recognized Among The Nation’s Top Digital Cities

November 18, 2016

The Center for Digital Government has ranked Alexandria fourth of its size among the top "digital cities" in the United States, based on the 2016 Digital Cities Survey.

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Washington’s Airports Unveil Phase 5 Of Retail Redevelopment Program

November 18, 2016

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport announced the latest offerings in their comprehensive concessions overhaul, which began nearly three years ago, to improve the travel experience by offering broader food and retail options to reflect famous global brands and the unique flavors of the National Capital region.

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“Blackout Wednesday,” Thanksgiving Eve, Is Proof Death Never Takes A Holiday During Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period

November 17, 2016

As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday.” It is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. But fewer people realize the day before Thanksgiving Day is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles.

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Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century Premieres December 1

November 16, 2016

A new film produced by WETA examines the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, during the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 20th century. "Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century" premieres Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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