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Alexandria Turkey Trot: A Thanksgiving Tradition

November 24, 2018

The 43rd annual Alexandria Turkey Trot took place on Thanksgiving morning, winding through the streets of Del Ray. The five-mile road race drew about 5,300 participants who braved the cold, breezy day. A new women’s course record was set in this year’s Turkey Trot.

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Noah Lyles Named USATF Athlete Of The Year

November 20, 2018

USA Track & Field today announced their 2018 Athletes of the Year. Alexandria’s own Noah Lyles was named the 2018 Jesse Owens Award winner. Lyles is a 2016 graduate of T.C. Williams High School who runs professionally for Adidas. Shelby Houlihan won the 2018 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award.

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CDC Food Safety Alert: E. coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce

November 20, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Thirty-two illnesses have been reported from 11 states, including 13 people who have been hospitalized.

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Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban

November 20, 2018

A federal court has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s new asylum ban. The complaint charges the Administration with violating the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Administrative Procedure Act.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Updates On Potomac Yard Metro Station Entrances

November 19, 2018

The new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station continues to move forward, with recent developments regarding the station’s three entrances. On Nov. 13, the state announced $50 million of funding for a new south entrance for the station, based on the projected increase in ridership associated with the recently announced plans for a new Amazon corporate headquarters and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in National Landing.

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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus In Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington, DC Region

November 13, 2018

Virginia Tech is making a historic commitment to build a revolutionary 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria – a $1 billion project that is part of a comprehensive higher-education package that was cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters site. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located in the Oakville Triangle area on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria.

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U.S. Supreme Court Questions House Republicans’ Standing In Virginia Redistricting Case

November 13, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an order that the parties further brief the question of “standing” in the Virginia redistricting case, Virginia House Of Delegates, et al. v. Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. The Court has delayed any Hearing on the Merits of the case until briefs from plaintiffs and defendants are received.

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FBI Releases 2017 Hate Crime Statistics

November 13, 2018

Today the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2017, to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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Northern Virginia’s National Landing Selected For Major New Amazon Headquarters

November 13, 2018

Amazon.com, Inc. announced this morning that it has chosen Arlington County to establish a major new headquarters. Arlington and the City of Alexandria, after working together for the last year in a unique and unprecedented regional partnership, are announcing that Amazon will locate in National Landing, a newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.

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Doctors, Hospitals, State Health Officials Implement Medical Assessment And Screening Guidelines To Enhance Timely Access To Appropriate Treatment For Psychiatric Patients

November 13, 2018

Virginia’s hospitals, emergency physicians, and the state’s behavioral health agency have created a landmark new set of protocols for assessing the medical condition of patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis to ensure those patients are admitted to the appropriate facility to meet their treatment needs.

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