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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Requiring Personally Identifiable Reports On Refugees

February 24, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2002, which would require the Department of Social Services to publish identifiable information for each refugee who is resettled in the Commonwealth. The Governor’s full veto statement is below:

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Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

February 24, 2017

Bruno Ivan Gonzales, 39, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of receipt of child pornography.

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Virginia Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

February 24, 2017

Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, 26, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was sentenced today to 11 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and making false statements to the FBI.

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Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon On New Veterans Benefits Office In Springfield

February 23, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Benefits office in Springfield today during a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Bills To Continue Fighting Opioid Epidemic

February 23, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed several bills that will help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose.

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NOVA Workforce Releases Innovative Quarterly Regional Economic Report

February 23, 2017

NOVA Workforce has published an innovative labor market dashboard to support the development of a strategic approach to meet the current workforce needs of regional employers.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Defunding Women’s Health Provider Planned Parenthood

February 22, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood. The Governor’s full veto statement is below:

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Virginia Students Among Nation’s Top AP Achievers

February 22, 2017

Virginia has the nation’s sixth-highest percentage of public high school seniors qualifying for college credit on Advanced Placement examinations, according to data released today by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that manages the AP program.

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Alexandria City Manager Proposes $712.5 Million FY 2018 General Fund Operating Budget; $2 Billion Ten-Year CIP Budget

February 21, 2017

Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks tonight proposed a $712.5 million fiscal year 2018 General Fund Operating Budget, a 3.5% increase over this year’s budget. He also proposed a $2 billion ten-year Capital Improvement Program Budget, a 20% increase over City Council’s currently approved CIP. The proposed balanced budget includes a proposed 2.7-cent real estate tax rate increase, which would bring Alexandria’s real estate tax rate to $1.10 per $100 of assessed value.

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Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Missing/Endangered Teen

February 21, 2017

Fairfax County police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old, Juana Delgado Morales of Springfield, VA. Juana left her home voluntarily on Feb. 14. She was reported missing that day and entered into the National Crime Information Center database. Due to her various medical conditions, detectives now believe Juana might be endangered and in need of treatment.

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