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Community Engagement Process Begins Around T. C. Williams Stadium Modernization

February 6, 2017

The community engagement process around the modernization of the Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium at T. C. Williams High School begins next week with a city-wide community meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at T. C. Williams.

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Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Franconia

February 3, 2017

Fairfax County police responded to the intersection of Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a 2002 Ford F150. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The deceased woman has been identified as Waneta M. Achaj, 58, of Alexandria.

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Arlington Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography

February 3, 2017

James Jeffrey Schroeder, 50, of Arlington, a former teacher’s assistant in Texas, was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for receiving and downloading child pornography. Schroeder was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $182,000 in restitution to victims.

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Virginia’s Case Against Immigration Ban Moves Forward

February 3, 2017

Virginia's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia's motion to intervene in the case to challenge the ban. Virginia's participation in the case expands the scope of affected individuals to also include visa holders as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders). Judge Birkema has ordered the Trump Administration to turn over by Feb. 9 the names of all Virginia residents and visa holders detained or deported under the Executive Order.

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Warner Objects To Relaxing Sanctions Against Russia

February 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, expressed strong objections to the Treasury Department’s announcement that it will make an adjustment to economic sanctions on Russia in order to allow cybersecurity sales from American businesses to the Russian Federal Security Service.

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Police Seek Information On Suspicious Subject(s)

February 3, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is making the public aware of two instances of suspicious subject(s) appearing to follow students in the vicinity of Washington-Lee High School. At this time, no crime has occurred. The police department is investigating these incidents and would like to identify and speak with the subject(s) involved.

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House Delegation Introduces Freedom Of Religion Act In Response To President Trump’s Muslim Ban

February 2, 2017

In response to President Trump’s unlawful, immoral Executive Order banning all refugees as well as individuals and families from certain Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the United States, House Members, including Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of the Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-NY), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act today to prohibit barring immigrants, refugees, and international visitors from entry on the basis of religion.

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Legislature Rejects Requests From Herring To Better Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes

February 2, 2017

Yesterday, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. The bills would have authorized the Office of Attorney General to prosecute hate crimes.

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Nestlé USA To Relocate Headquarters To Arlington County

February 1, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Nestlé USA, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., a leading global nutrition, health and wellness company, will invest $39.8 million to relocate its U.S. corporate headquarters operation to Arlington County from California. The company will occupy 206,000 square feet of 1812 North Moore Street in Rosslyn, the tallest building in the metropolitan area. The project will create 748 new jobs in the area.

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New Report Shows Hospitals Help Power Virginia’s Economy By Providing Thousands Of Jobs And Billions In Economic Activity

February 1, 2017

Hospitals in Virginia continue to serve as indispensable community pillars that provide public access to essential health services and are economic cornerstones. Newly available data show Virginia hospitals in 2015 employed 125,674 people in good-paying jobs, with payroll and benefits totaling $8.5 billion.

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