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Judge Denies Motion For Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0

March 24, 2017

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga today in Alexandria denied a request for a preliminary injunction against President Donald J. Trump’s second Executive Order banning travel from six majority Muslim countries and “pausing” the United States’ refugee program for 120 days. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it will appeal the judge’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Drops To Lowest Rate In Nine Years

March 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9%, the lowest rate since June 2008. When Governor McAuliffe took office in January 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4%.

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McLean Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Crimes

March 24, 2017

A McLean man was sentenced today to five years in prison for collecting tens of thousands of images and videos of child pornography since 2004.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Undermining Virginia Public Schools

March 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system. The Governor’s full veto statements are reprinted here.

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Former GSA Official And Husband Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme

March 23, 2017

A former senior official with the General Services Administration and her husband pleaded guilty today to engaging in a nepotism scheme in which they conspired to fraudulently obtain employment from the U.S. government and private federal contractors.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Independent Review Of WMATA

March 23, 2017

This morning on WTOP, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and help position WMATA to support growth in the region.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Legalizing Discrimination

March 23, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Senate Bill 1324 and House Bill 2025, identical bills that would shield from civil liability those who actively discriminate against same-sex couples. The Governor’s full statement is below:

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Cheers From Virginia!

March 23, 2017

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery will be the official state spirit of the Commonwealth of Virginia. George Washington was once the largest whiskey producer in America.

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Annual Student Exhibition Opens At Marymount’s Barry Gallery March 31

March 23, 2017

Marymount University invites the public to a free opening reception for its Annual Student Exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31 at the Barry Gallery. It will feature art, design, and fashion illustration work. The exhibition runs through May 5.

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Council Approves ACPS Request To Transfer Funds From Operating To CIP Budget For Purchase Of West End Office Building

March 22, 2017

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday unanimously approved a request from the Alexandria City Public Schools to transfer just over $4.4 million from the fiscal year 2017 Operating Budget to the FY2017 Capital Improvement Program Budget to purchase and retrofit 1701 and 1705 N. Beauregard Street for use as an elementary school. ACPS has already re-prioritized $34 million in the FY2017 to allow for the $15 million purchase and $23.8 million retrofit of the buildings.

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