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Northern Virginia Non-Profits Celebrate Expanded Access To Affordable Health Care

November 17, 2017

Six local non-profits joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Nov. 13, to celebrate ongoing collaborations that have led to expanded access to health care services in Northern Virginia. Through the implementation or expansion of recent programs, these organizations have collectively increased available services to more than 2,400 under- or uninsured patients.

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Former Bank VP Sentenced For ID Theft And Fraud

November 17, 2017

A former bank executive was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3.2 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was also ordered to pay over $3.2 million in restitution and to forfeit $8.6 million.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.6%

November 17, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago.

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Alexandria City Council Provides FY2019 Budget Guidance With No Real Estate Tax Rate Inccrease

November 16, 2017

Each November, the Alexandria City Council provides budget guidance to the City Manager that is the framework for how he should prepare his proposed Operating and Capital Improvement Program budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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VDOT Officials Plead Guilty To $10.3 Million Bribe Scheme

November 16, 2017

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and three private contractors have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of over $10.3 million in snow removal contracts over the course of five years.

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FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Statistics

November 14, 2017

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program yesterday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2016, its latest annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents reported throughout the U.S. The report provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. For 2016, law enforcement agencies reported 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.

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Plaintiffs In La Bergerie Case File Petition For Rehearing With VA Supreme Court

November 13, 2017

Just inside the 14-day window for doing so, a group of 23 Alexandria residents who object to a proposed 153-seat restaurant and five-bedroom inn on N. Washington Street have filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Wilson Announces Run For Mayor

November 13, 2017

Vice Mayor Justin Wilson has announced this week that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Alexandria in the June 2018 Primary.

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Alexandria First Responders Honored by U.S. Capitol Police

November 10, 2017

Alexandria Police Officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen, and Kevin Jobe were honored yesterday by the U.S. Capitol Police for actions taken on June 14, 2017, at the Congressional baseball shooting at Eugene Simpson Park in Alexandria. They were awarded the Medal of Honor. The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office received a Medal of Merit.

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Alexandria Again Recognized Among The Nation’s Top Digital Cities

November 10, 2017

Alexandria has been ranked among the top 10 cities of its size, according to the 2017 Digital Cities Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government.

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