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National Capitol Region Members Of Congress Blast Attack On CBO

July 25, 2017

Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia yesterday excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which delivers projections on proposed legislation.

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Alexandria City Council Approves Sewer Construction Cost Share Agreement

July 24, 2017

Just before adjourning for summer recess, the Alexandria City Council authorized City Manager Mark Jinks to sign a sewer construction cost share agreement with AlexRenew and Fairfax County. The agreement sets terms for the distribution of costs associated with a major sewer project.

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Herring Joins AG Colleagues To Defend DACA

July 21, 2017

Attorney General Mark Herring today joined 19 fellow state attorneys general in urging President Trump to maintain and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a letter to President Trump, the attorneys general explain how DACA has benefited their states and the nation as a whole and call on Trump to fulfill his public commitment to Dreamers.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

July 21, 2017

Scott Casoni, 47, of Alexandria, VA, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for traveling from Virginia into the District of Columbia to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and tampering with documents or proceeding. Following his prison term, Casoni will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 15 years.

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Child Predator Arrested

July 20, 2017

Fairfax County police arrested 43-year-old Jerberth Adallir Palma of Springfield on July 13. Palma, a handyman in Fairfax County, was charged with three counts of sodomy of a child under the age of 13, one count of indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, and one count of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Police seek information on other possible victims.

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AlphaBay, The Largest Online Dark Market, Shut Down

July 20, 2017

The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web. The 'dark net' site was a major source of heroin and fentanyl, stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and toxic chemicals throughout the world.

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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies “Close Familial Relationship”

July 19, 2017

The United States Supreme Court today confirmed the expanded definition of “close familial relationship” related to the Trump travel ban, as specified by Hawaii federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson last week. The High Court, however, blocked Watson’s order with respect to refugees, pending resolution of the government’s appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Police Arrest Man After Road Rage Incident, Shooting On Eisenhower Connector

July 19, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp around 8 a.m. today. A road rage incident occurred between the occupants of two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was shot in the upper body and transported to an area hospital where she is in stable condition. Ernest Stickell, 58, Mechanicsville, MD, has been charged with Malicious Wounding and Use of a  Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Stickell was taken into custody by the Maryland State Police this afternoon.

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Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Gets Organized; Approves Draft Evaluation Criteria

July 19, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force held its second meeting.

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Statement From Bipartisan Group Of Governors On U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill

July 18, 2017

Today Governor McAuliffe joined with a bipartisan group of 11 governors to issue a statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate healthcare bill.

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