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Administration Playing Politics By Only Removing Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

January 10, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement after Secretary Zinke announced he planned to remove Florida from the administration’s draft five-year offshore drilling plan, after opposition from Republican governor, Rick Scott.  

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SAPCA Celebrates Alexandria’s First Permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box

January 8, 2018

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray on Jan. 5, to celebrate the first-ever permanent prescription drug drop-off box in the City of Alexandria. The drug drop-off box provides year-round access to safe drug disposal for all Alexandria residents.

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Record 1,225 Use Greater Washington SoberRide Program On New Year’s

January 5, 2018

A record 1,225 persons in the Washington- metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, this New Year’s (8:00 am on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 through 4:00 am on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.       

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Porter Announces New Mental Health Initiative

January 2, 2018

Bryan Porter, Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Alexandria, announced that the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is implementing a new initiative designed to address certain cases in which a person with severe mental illness is accused of a criminal offense. Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Molly Sullivan will oversee the new Mental Health Initiative.

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Drug Take Back On January 6

January 2, 2018

Make cleaning out your medicine cabinet your New Year's resolution! Safely dispose of old, expired or unwanted medications at the Drug Take Back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6.

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Alexandria Winter Shelter Open

January 2, 2018

During the cold and wintry months, the Alexandria Winter Shelter, located at 930 N. Henry St., is available for anyone experiencing homelessness or needing a warm, safe place to go.

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New Alexandria Police Officers And Deputy Sheriffs Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 22, 2017

Nine new Alexandria law enforcement officers - five police officers and four deputy sheriffs - graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Dec. 19. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Police Chief Michael L. Brown, and members of their command and training staffs attended Session 137's graduation ceremony at George Mason University.

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Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Employees Donate New Athletic Shoes To Kids In Need

December 20, 2017

Dozens of Charles Barrett Elementary students will start off the new year with brand new athletic shoes, thanks to donations from several Alexandria Sheriff’s Office employees. This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Office staff partnered with Charles Barrett for the Panda Soles project to provide new athletic shoes to Barrett students in need.

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Governor-Elect Northam Re-Appoints Harold Clarke As Director of the Virginia Department Of Corrections

December 20, 2017

Harold W. Clarke, head of the Virginia Department of Corrections, has been re-appointed by Governor-elect Ralph Northam to lead the agency for a third term.

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Alexandria Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 19, 2017

Fourteen Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 20th-anniversary Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention. Officer Wesley Vitale of the Alexandria Police Department was one of the recipients.

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