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AG Herring Files Suit To Defend CSR Payments

October 13, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its unlawful decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments that help millions of low-income Americans afford healthcare. Virginia and 18 other attorneys general are filing the suit in the Northern District of California.

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Trump Administration To Discontinue ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017

After signing an Executive Order yesterday that would rewrite the rule under which the Affordable Care Act currently operates, President Donald Trump further eroded the ACA by announcing that his Administration would immediately discontinue cost-sharing reduction payments that make health care affordable for millions of low-income Americans.

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Five MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Murder

October 12, 2017

A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging five members and associates of MS-13 with the murder of Christian Alexander Sosa Rivas, 21, of Fairfax, on Jan. 1, 2017, at a park in Dumfries, Virginia.

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Seven State Attorneys General File Travel Ban 3.0 Lawsuits

October 12, 2017

Attorneys General from New York, Washington, California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Oregon today filed a request for a temporary restraining order against implementation of President Donald Trump’s third travel ban and amended the original lawsuit to include legal challenges to the latest ban.

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Herndon Man Indicted For Threatening To Murder U.S. Officials

October 12, 2017

A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging William Lewis Weaver II, 36, of Herndon, with threatening to murder officials, officers, and employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. State Department, as well as Virginia law enforcement officers.

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An Urban Meadow Is Born

October 11, 2017

Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has created a five-acre native managed meadow at the Telegraph Road and Duke Street interchange.

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Former Charity President Sentenced For Embezzling Money

October 6, 2017

John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria, was sentenced yesterday to five months of incarceration, to be followed by five months of home detention, for embezzling at least $149,317 while he was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation. Burch spent the charity’s money on non-business related travel, clubs, restaurants, hotels and women between the years 2012 and 2016.

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Alexandria Police Warn Of Concentrated Opioids

October 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department has responded to six opioid overdoses, including one fatality, in the last seven days. This is a dramatic increase in overdoses in Alexandria.

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Trump Administration Exempts Some Employers From Providing ACA Mandated Contraceptive Services

October 6, 2017

The Trump administration today proposed two rules exempting some employers from providing mandated contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.

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City Of Alexandria Recognizes “Housing Heroes”

October 6, 2017

The City of Alexandria has launched “Housing Heroes,” an initiative to recognize significant pro bono professional and corporate contributions that support the City’s housing affordability programs and the communities they serve. The City will host a reception to honor the 2017 Housing Heroes on Tuesday, Oct. 10 (5:30 p.m.) at Alexandria City Hall.

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