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Virginia Senate Sets 2025 Deadline For Alexandria To Address Combined Sewer Overflow

January 27, 2017

By Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) – The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation to establish an extremely aggressive timeline for the City of Alexandria to address concerns over its Combined Sewer Overflow. The original proposal that imposed an impossible deadline and stripped the City of $115 million per year in state funding was averted.

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Jury Recommends Sentence In Rashad Adkins Murder Case

January 27, 2017

On Jan. 26, a jury convicted Rashad Adkins of two felonies relating to a murder that occurred in the 700 block of N. Fayette Street on July 2, 2015. Today, the jury reconvened and recommended that Adkins serve the following sentence: 40 years in the penitentiary for Second Degree Murder, and three years for Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Murder. The sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for March 23.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Advances In Annual Workforce Development Rankings

January 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia rose from fourth to second in the Atlantic region in a recent analysis of state workforce development activities conducted by Site Selection Magazine. Among the eight states that were ranked, Virginia scored ahead of highly competitive states such as Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware, and tied with

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School Board Votes To Approve New Elementary Boundaries

January 27, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board last night by a vote 8-1 approved new elementary school attendance boundaries for the Alexandria City Public School system, Board member Bill Campbell cast the lone "no" vote.

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Alexandria: Inclusive City Not Sanctuary City

January 26, 2017

When U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, a number of websites and news outlets listed Alexandria as a sanctuary city. Alexandria is not.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Decrease in Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate

January 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in December to 4.1%. Compared to one year ago, the seasonally adjusted employment rate was also down 0.1 percentage point. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues below the national rate of 4.7%.

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Presidential Memorandum Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze

January 24, 2017

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. As part of this freeze, no vacant positions existing at noon on January 22, 2017, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances.

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Herring And State/Federal Partners Successfully Block Anti-Competitive Health Insurance Merger

January 24, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, eight states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice have successfully blocked the anti-competitive proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. The proposed merger would have threatened the cost and quality of healthcare for Virginia seniors.

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Alexandrians March For Women’s Rights, Human Rights

January 23, 2017

Alexandrians went to the Women’s March On Washington on Saturday to express their support for every issue from women’s reproductive rights to equal pay for equal work to the rights of immigrants to the rights of the LGBTQ community to criminal justice reform to the rights of minority communities and many more issues. Grassroots Alexandria joined the Northern Virginia chapter of the Women’s March On Washington for a Northern Virginia rally and the march. Alexandrianews.org joined that group.

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Beyer Statement On President Trump’s Freeze On Federal Employee Hiring And Pay

January 23, 2017

Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) issued the following statement today on the Trump administration’s announcement of a freeze on hiring and pay raises for the federal workforce.

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