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VADOC Project Focuses On Improving Family Relationships To Further Reduce Recidivism

November 19, 2018

The Virginia Department of Corrections is launching a new project aimed at improving services for incarcerated parents and their minor children.  The Building Family Bridges project involves a number of pre- and post-release strategies and fosters positive parent-child engagement, thereby strengthening relationships and reducing recidivism.

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New “No Turn On Red” Restrictions To Be Installed As Part Of Vision Zero Initiative

November 16, 2018

Starting late Fall 2018, Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services staff will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero Initiative to improve safety on our streets. City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities.

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Norton, Beyer Introduce Bill To Require Uniformed Federal Police Officers To Wear Body Cameras, Use Dashboard Cameras

November 16, 2018

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced a bill to require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles. Norton and Beyer introduced their bill just before the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 17, 2017, shooting of unarmed 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar by U.S. Park Police officers.

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Governor’s EMS Award Winners Announced At 39th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium

November 16, 2018

The 2018 Governor’s Emergency Medical Services Award winners were announced at the 39th Annual Governor’s EMS Awards Ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia. These awards, given in Governor Ralph Northam’s name, recognize outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across the Commonwealth for their demonstrated level of excellence and dedication to the EMS system.

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AG Herring Introduces Legislation To Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes And White Supremacist Violence

November 15, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today unveiled a package of legislation to protect Virginians from the rise in hate crimes and white supremacist violence occurring in Virginia and around the country. A roundtable discussion series to be held across Virginia to discuss the issue and legislation. The session in Alexandria is on Monday, Dec. 3.

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Beyer Presses Passage Of NO HATE Act Following Third Annual Rise In Hate Crimes

November 14, 2018

Today, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) called for the House of Representatives to pass the NO HATE Act following the release of the 2017 hate crime statistics, which showed a rise in hate crimes in the United States for the third consecutive year.

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Virginia Among Top Three States In National Patient Safety Ranking

November 13, 2018

Virginia is a top three state in the Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group. The state rankings reflect the number of “A” graded hospitals in a given state. In all, 34 Virginia hospitals received “A” grades from Leapfrog, a national health care patient safety ranking organization. The latest Leapfrog results, which show Virginia moving

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Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Of Alexandria To Hold Celebration, Meeting On November 15

November 13, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria will celebrate ten years of citizen-led efforts to reduce underage substance use and abuse during a community meeting at Minnie Howard Library Media Center, 3801 W. Braddock Road, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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FBI Releases 2017 Hate Crime Statistics

November 13, 2018

Today the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2017, to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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Arlington County Issues Bridge Restrictions On West Glebe Road

November 9, 2018

A routine inspection of the bridge on West Glebe Road at South Four Mile Run has uncovered deterioration, which will require a vehicle weight restriction of five tons, and closure of the sidewalks in both directions. Because safety is the priority, the restrictions are effective immediately.

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