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Veteran D.C. Firefighter Delivers Inspirational Speech To Inmates

January 30, 2017

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office staff and inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center recently welcomed Roderick K. Mitchell, a veteran member of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, to deliver an inspirational message to inmates.

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Federal, State Officials Seek Clarification On Trump’s Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017

As U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly requesting clarification on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 banning certain individuals from entering the country, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has also asked for clarification.

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Virginia Officials Protest Trump Executive Order Banning Immigrants

January 28, 2017

As officials at Dulles International Airport protested U.S. President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, a federal district judge in the Eastern District of New York has granted a stay. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring went to Dulles today to express their support for immigrants entering the United States through the airport.

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Virginia’s Sexual & Domestic Violence Victim Advocates Express Concern Over Gun Bills

January 26, 2017

Sexual and domestic violence victim advocates across Virginia descended on Virginia’s General Assembly today for an annual Legislative Advocacy Day to educate lawmakers about a number of bills seeking to prevent sexual and domestic violence and/or ameliorate the effects of violence on survivors.

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AVFD Outstanding Volunteer Awards

January 26, 2017

AVFD Outstanding Volunteer Awards were presented to Firefighter Mark H. Souder and Past Treasurer Everett W. (Willie) Squires, at the Annual Meeting of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., held at Alexandria Fire Department Station 202 on Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017.

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Alexandria City Council Adopts “Vision Zero” Policy To Eliminate Traffic Deaths

January 25, 2017

At its regular meeting on Jan. 24, Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.

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APD Accepting Applications For The 37th Session Of The Police Citizens Academy

January 23, 2017

Get to know your Police Department! The 10-week Alexandria Police Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn about various aspects of the Police Department, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services.

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Alexandria Public Safety Personnel Assist With Inauguration

January 20, 2017

Alexandria police officers and Alexandria Sheriff’s deputies were among the 3,500 law enforcement personnel sworn in yesterday by U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Patrick Burke to keep people safe during today’s inaugural activities.

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Five Alexandria Deputies Honored For Live Saving Actions

January 19, 2017

The Sons of the American Revolution recently recognized five Alexandria deputy sheriffs for their outstanding and successful efforts to rescue two individuals in life-threatening situations.

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Alexandria Responds To City’s New Alt-Right Resident

January 17, 2017

When The Atlantic reported last week that Richard Spencer was moving himself and his Alt-Right headquarters to Old Town, Alexandrians’ responses were quick and predictable.

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