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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due To Serious Fire And Burn Hazards

September 15, 2016

Samsung today announced a voluntary safety recall and exchange program on certain Galaxy Note7 devices in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. On Sept. 9, the CPSC issued a warning about the lithium-ion batteries in certain Note7 devices, which can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

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City of Alexandria Considers Fee To Fund Mandated Stormwater Costs

September 15, 2016

The City of Alexandria has developed a framework for funding stormwater management and Chesapeake Bay Act mandates. Over the next few months, City staff will solicit public’s input on this new fee-for-service proposal.

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Virginia Supreme Court Denies General Assembly Members’ Contempt Motion In Voting Rights Restoration Case

September 15, 2016

The Virginia Supreme Court today denied a motion filed by Virginia Republican General Assembly members to hold Governor Terry McAuliffe in contempt for restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicted felons in Virginia, according to the process he announced on Aug. 22.

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ACPS To Receive $57,560 In State Security Equipment Grants For Hammond And GW Middle Schools

September 15, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and education professionals across the Commonwealth.

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New Data Show Major Improvements In Health Care Access, Affordability, And Quality In Virginia Under The Affordable Care Act

September 14, 2016

New studies released this week show Virginians are experiencing slower growth in health care premiums, increased access to coverage, and higher quality of care under the Affordable Care Act.

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Eighty-One Percent Of Virginia Public Schools Fully Accredited

September 14, 2016

The Virginia Department of Education today announced public school accreditation ratings for the 2016-2017 school year. More than eight out of ten Virginia public schools are now fully accredited. In Alexandria, 11 of the City’s 16 public schools are fully accredited for the 2016-2017 school year; four schools are partially accredited and one school was denied accreditation.

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VHHA Honors 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award Recipients

September 14, 2016

Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly.

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Police Release Surveillance Images Related To Pharmacy Robbery

September 14, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy located at 5101 Duke Street on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2:42 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male between 5'9" and 6' tall, 190-220 lbs. with brown hair. He has tattoos on his right arm.

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Alexandria DASH General Manager, Sandy Modell, Announces Retirement

September 13, 2016

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) announces the retirement of ATC CEO/General Manager Sandy Modell, at the end of this year. Modell began her transit career in college driving a bus part‐time in Harrisonburg, Virginia unknowing that would be the start of a 38 year career in the transit industry.

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Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #9: Vienna to West Falls Church Begins September 15

September 12, 2016

WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #9, which affects the Orange Line, runs 42 days, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 26. Trains will continuously single track weekdays between Vienna and West Falls Church. Additional weekend station shutdowns will occur on four consecutive weekends, including two weekend shutdowns that will extend to East Falls Church.

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