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2018 Year In Review

December 28, 2018

Below are some of the important stories alexandrianews.org covered in 2018. Happy New Year!

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Alexandria To Open Drug Treatment Court In 2019

December 28, 2018

The Virginia Supreme Court has approved Alexandria’s proposal to open a Drug Treatment Court. Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter hopes that the new Court will begin handling cases in early 2019.

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All Good Things…

December 28, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, alexandrianews.org has some significant news to share with our readers and the community. After 11 years of providing local, state and national news of direct relevance to our City, we have decided the time has come to close our doors and shut down our virtual printing press.

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Titans Win Regional Championship In We The People Competition

December 28, 2018

As the date of the We The People competition drew nearer, T.C. Williams High School senior Jerome Maquiling spent more and more hours wrestling with one of the biggest decisions he had ever had to make: It was not only the day the he was slated to represent T.C. Williams in the We the People Regional Championship — something he had been working towards for months — it was also the day that his mom would take the oath to become a U.S. Citizen.

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New Dulles Toll Road Rates Take Effect January 1

December 27, 2018

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the toll rate for passenger vehicles at the Main Toll Plaza on the Dulles Toll Road will increase to $3.25 at the main toll plaza, and to $1.50 on ramps.

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Alexandria School Board Approves $478.5 Million Ten-year CIP Budget

December 26, 2018

The Alexandria City School Board on Dec. 20 approved a $478.5 million ten-year Capital Improvement Program budget with a request for $42.6 million for fiscal year 2020. The Alexandria City Council will consider the School Board’s request as part of their overall FY2020 City budget next year.

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Trump Signs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Legislation

December 21, 2018

President Donald J. Trump today signed landmark legislation – First Step Act of 2018 – to make the federal justice system fairer.

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Chinese Hackers Linked To State Security Ministry Charged

December 20, 2018

The unsealing of an indictment charging Zhu Hua (朱华), aka Afwar, aka CVNX, aka Alayos, aka Godkiller; and Zhang Shilong (张士龙), aka Baobeilong, aka Zhang Jianguo, aka Atreexp, both nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China), with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft was announced today.

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Court Rules Trump Policies Denying Asylum Protections To People Fleeing Domestic And Gang Violence Are Illegal

December 20, 2018

A federal court has struck down Trump administration policies that sought to gut asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality.

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ARHA Breaks Ground On Ramsey Homes

December 20, 2018

On Dec. 19, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority hosted a groundbreaking to celebrate the financial closing and redevelopment of Ramsey Homes, a 52-apartment, four-story building on North Patrick Street between Pendleton and Wythe streets.

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