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Herring And State/Federal Partners Successfully Block Anti-Competitive Health Insurance Merger

January 24, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, eight states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice have successfully blocked the anti-competitive proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. The proposed merger would have threatened the cost and quality of healthcare for Virginia seniors.

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Alexandrians March For Women’s Rights, Human Rights

January 23, 2017

Alexandrians went to the Women’s March On Washington on Saturday to express their support for every issue from women’s reproductive rights to equal pay for equal work to the rights of immigrants to the rights of the LGBTQ community to criminal justice reform to the rights of minority communities and many more issues. Grassroots Alexandria joined the Northern Virginia chapter of the Women’s March On Washington for a Northern Virginia rally and the march. Alexandrianews.org joined that group.

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Beyer Statement On President Trump’s Freeze On Federal Employee Hiring And Pay

January 23, 2017

Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) issued the following statement today on the Trump administration’s announcement of a freeze on hiring and pay raises for the federal workforce.

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Police Investigation

January 23, 2017

The ‪Alexandria Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle and an abduction in the 3800 block of King Street.

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Governor McAuliffe Receives Award For Leadership In Functionally Ending Veteran Homelessness In Virginia

January 20, 2017

The Operation Renewed Hope Foundation presented Governor McAuliffe with the Northwestern Mutual Award for Improving the Lives of Veteran Families during the foundation’s Five Year Anniversary Awards Ceremony. Operation Renewed Hope has helped more than 500 veterans and their family members find housing.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Increase In Availability Of High-Speed Internet Access To Schools And Classrooms Across Virginia

January 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has made significant progress in the ongoing effort to bring high-speed internet to more schools and students statewide.

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Superintendent Proposes $285,323,110 All Funds ACPS Budget For FY2018

January 18, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley last week informed the School Board that he is projecting expenditures of $285,323,110, an increase of $8,030,456 or 2.9% for fiscal year 2018. He proposed revenue of $279,910,785, an increase of 4.4%. Crawley proposes to use $5,412,325 from the fund balance to make up the deficit.

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CBO Issues Report On Effects Of Repealing ACA

January 17, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office today issued a report on the estimated changes in health insurance coverage and premiums that would result from leaving the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms in place while repealing the law’s mandate penalties and subsidies.

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Senate Intelligence Committee To Hold Inquiry Into Russian Intelligence Activities

January 17, 2017

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Committee Vice Chairman, Friday issued a joint statement regarding the Committee’s inquiry into Russian intelligence activities.

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Transportation Plan For 2017 Inauguration Announced

January 16, 2017

The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees released the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including information on street closures, pedestrian routes, Metro schedule and more. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration will take place from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21.

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