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FCC Rescinds Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 to restore the regulatory framework under which the Internet operated prior to Net Neutrality regulations implemented under the Obama Administration.

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Alexandria City School Board Selects T. C. Graduate As New Superintendent

December 14, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board has selected Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., a 1995 graduate of T. C. Williams High School, as Superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools. Hutchings will begin his duties at ACPS on July 1.

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City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

December 14, 2017

Following a recent spike in overdose deaths in the region, City of Alexandria officials are urging residents to be aware of a strain of heroin laced with synthetic opioids. In Fairfax County, six people died of drug overdoses in a single week. Five of those deaths are suspected of being caused by batches of heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil, which are deadly even in small doses.

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New Report On Homeownership Programs Now Available

December 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing released its latest publication, “Keys to the City: The City of Alexandria’s Homeownership Programs from the 1970s to Today.” This report provides an overview of the City’s long history of providing support to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.

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Alexandria Man Identified As Murder Suspect; Reward For Information Leading To Arrest

December 12, 2017

Fairfax County police detectives have identified a suspect in a homicide that took place on Dec. 1 in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Endless Taylor, 24, of Alexandria, is suspected of stabbing and killing 24-year-old Luis Bonilla in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive.

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DoD To Resume Processing Transgender Applicants Into The Military

December 12, 2017

As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on Jan. 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders. 

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Alexandria Police Arrest Two New York Residents For Narcotics Violations

December 11, 2017

A two-year joint narcotics investigation between the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General has dismantled a heroin trafficking network responsible for trafficking heroin from New York City to the City of Alexandria. As a result of the investigation, over 400g of heroin, 78g of cocaine, a firearm, $32,109 in cash, and two luxury vehicles were seized.   

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Virginia Schools Closing Connectivity Gap

December 11, 2017

The schools attended by approximately 75% of Virginia’s 1.3 million public school students now meet or exceed the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum standard for internet connectivity, according to the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway’s latest state connectivity snapshot. In 2015, only about 14% of Virginia students attended schools meeting the FCC standard.

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Free Dental Services For Students Expanded Through WOW Plus

December 11, 2017

ACPS is committed to ensuring that our children are healthy and ready to learn. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Wellness on Wheels Bus program to WOW Plus.

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Presidential Proclamation Fully Implemented Today

December 8, 2017

The U.S. Department of State is fully implementing Presidential Proclamation on "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats", as the Supreme Court’s Dec. 4, 2017 orders permit. 

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