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Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy, Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors

March 16, 2018

This joint Technical Alert is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This alert provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors.

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Be Prepared: Participate In The 2018 Statewide Tornado Drill

March 16, 2018

The City of Alexandria invites the public to participate in the annual Statewide Tornado Drill, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20. At that time, the National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios – which will sound a tone alert and show a test message or flash to indicate a message, simulating what people would hear or see during an actual tornado warning

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DUI Fatalities Decrease In Greater Washington

March 12, 2018

Alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities and arrests saw a decrease while alcohol-impaired traffic crashes and injuries increased in the Washington-metropolitan area in 2016 according to a report released today by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program .

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ACPS School Board Approves Resolution On Gun Violence

March 12, 2018

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Alexandria City Public School Board approved this resolution on gun violence at its meeting on March 8.  

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Kaine, Bipartisan Senators Call On Trump To Provide Clear Cyber Defense Strategy

March 9, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday in a letter to President Trump to urge the completion and announcement of our nation’s cyber defense strategy. 

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Warner Sponsors Legislation To Help Curb Gun Violence

March 9, 2018

On March 6, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sponsored a set of bipartisan bills to help curb gun violence, including the Fix NICS Act, legislation which would ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Never Again: A Parkland Father And Two Congressmen Advocate For Sensible Gun Laws, School Safety

March 8, 2018

The auditorium at T. C. Williams High School was packed last night for a ‘Conversation on Gun Safety and Safety of U.S. Schools’ organized by U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08), following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Rep. Ted Deutch, who represents Parkland in Congress, also participated along with Fred Guttenberg, father of one of the students killed.

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New Law Requiring Child Safety Seats To Remain Rear Facing Until Two Years Old Heads To Governor Northam

March 7, 2018

Lawmakers in Virginia passed legislation yesterday to toughen and update the state’s car seat and booster seat laws. The measure requires that child safety seats remain rear facing until the age of two, or the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing child restraint device as prescribed by the manufacturer of the device.

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Herring Highlights Consumer Protection Resources As National Consumer Protection Week Begins

March 6, 2018

As National Consumer Protection Week gets underway, Attorney General Mark R. Herring is highlighting the resources available through his Consumer Protection Section to protect Virginians from being exploited by abusive, deceptive, predatory, or illegal business practices.

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Price Gouging Protections In Effect As Cleanup From Winds Continues

March 6, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam's declaration of a state of emergency has triggered Virginia's anti-price gouging statutes designed to protect consumers from paying exorbitant prices for needed goods and services during an emergency. In addition, state law includes protections for Virginians who purchase tree removal, home repair, or other services via door-to-door sales.

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