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Macy’s To Close Alexandria’s Landmark Store

January 5, 2017

Macy’s, Inc. yesterday announced a series of actions to streamline its store portfolio, intensify cost efficiency efforts and execute its real estate strategy. Among the 68 stores slated to be closed in 2017 is the Macy’s at Landmark Mall in Alexandria, the only store in the region affected.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Education And Workforce Legislation At Virginia Tech

January 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. The Governor was joined by Secretary of Education Dietra Trent and Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore at Virginia Tech for the announcement.

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Major Work Project On February 4-5; Buses Replace Orange/Blue/Silver Service In Downtown DC

January 4, 2017

Metro is planning a major weekend work project on the Orange/Silver/Blue lines over the weekend of Feb. 4-5. Free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market stations on both days. Six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South. In addition, this upcoming weekend (Jan. 7-8), buses will replace trains on the Orange/Silver/Blue lines between Rosslyn and McPherson Square stations to allow for track work.

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Virginia DOC Selected For National Initiative To Continue Reducing The UseOf Restrictive Housing

January 4, 2017

Virginia is one of five states recently added to the list of participants in the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative facilitated by the Vera Institute of Justice. The objective of the program is to reduce the use of segregation or restrictive housing in prisons.

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Governor McAuliffe Proposes Significant Criminal Justice Reforms For The 2017 Session

January 3, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed a legislative package of commonsense reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the 2017 General Assembly session. Governor McAuliffe made the announcement at CARITAS Works, a Richmond-based workforce development program that provides career preparation and job placement services to individual with major barriers to employment.

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National Capital Region Members Oppose Reinstatement Of “Holman Rule”

January 3, 2017

Members of Congress Don Beyer, Steny Hoyer, Gerry Connolly, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and John Delaney released the following joint statement in opposition to the "Holman Rule" included in the proposed Rules package.

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What’s New In Alexandria 2017

January 3, 2017

With the first waterfront hotel, experiential new tours, historic beer and trending food, there are numerous exciting developments in Alexandria, Virginia in 2017.

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Over 330 Use Greater Washington SoberRide Program On NYE

January 2, 2017

Three-hundred-and-thirty-six persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free cab ride service, SoberRide®, on New Year's Eve as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.

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