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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus In Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington, DC Region

November 13, 2018

Virginia Tech is making a historic commitment to build a revolutionary 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria – a $1 billion project that is part of a comprehensive higher-education package that was cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters site. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located in the Oakville Triangle area on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria.

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U.S. Supreme Court Questions House Republicans’ Standing In Virginia Redistricting Case

November 13, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an order that the parties further brief the question of “standing” in the Virginia redistricting case, Virginia House Of Delegates, et al. v. Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. The Court has delayed any Hearing on the Merits of the case until briefs from plaintiffs and defendants are received.

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Educational Vision For The Future High School Presented To The School Board

November 13, 2018

This week, the project team from The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria presented to the Alexandria City School Board their recommendation for an educational vision based on findings from community, staff and student listening sessions over the past four months.

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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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Doctors, Hospitals, State Health Officials Implement Medical Assessment And Screening Guidelines To Enhance Timely Access To Appropriate Treatment For Psychiatric Patients

November 13, 2018

Virginia’s hospitals, emergency physicians, and the state’s behavioral health agency have created a landmark new set of protocols for assessing the medical condition of patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis to ensure those patients are admitted to the appropriate facility to meet their treatment needs.

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U.S. Asylum Changes Breach Domestic And International Law

November 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Proclaimation today declaring that any foreign national who enters the United States illegally will not be granted access to the asylum application process. The ACLU and The International Rescue Committee saud that this is a breach of domestic and international law.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

November 9, 2018

In an action challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief, and affirmed in part the district court’s partial grant and partial denial of the government’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

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Alexandria Democrats Sweep City Council Races

November 7, 2018

For the third consecutive election, Alexandria Democrats hold the Office of the Mayor and all six City Council seats. Voters also elected four incumbents to the Alexandria City School Board and five newcomers. Alexandria voters contributed heavily to U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's and U.S. Representative Don Beyer's resounding victories.

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The Impact Of Voting: From Morocco To Election Day Page

November 5, 2018

As a nine year old, Layla would tag along with her mother to the polls on Election Day in Morocco. She would watch her mom put an “x” in a box and knew it was important, long before she understood why. It was only ever her mother who stepped into the election booth. Her grandmother always remained hesitant about the process even after she got the right to vote as an adult.

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Choices, Choices, Choices

November 3, 2018

Next Tuesday is Election Day in Alexandria. We have national and local candidates up for election and two Virginia Constitutional Amendments for consideration. Any way you look at it, this is a very important time in our City's and Nation's history. We encourage you to become familiar with the candidates and their issues and to go to the polls if you have not already cast your vote on an absentee ballot. We have also published a Voter Guide and here are our candidate endorsements.

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