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U.S. Asylum Changes Breach Domestic And International Law

November 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Proclaimation today declaring that any foreign national who enters the United States illegally will not be granted access to the asylum application process. The ACLU and The International Rescue Committee saud that this is a breach of domestic and international law.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Dreamers

November 9, 2018

In an action challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief, and affirmed in part the district court’s partial grant and partial denial of the government’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

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Alexandria Democrats Sweep City Council Races

November 7, 2018

For the third consecutive election, Alexandria Democrats hold the Office of the Mayor and all six City Council seats. Voters also elected four incumbents to the Alexandria City School Board and five newcomers. Alexandria voters contributed heavily to U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's and U.S. Representative Don Beyer's resounding victories.

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The Impact Of Voting: From Morocco To Election Day Page

November 5, 2018

As a nine year old, Layla would tag along with her mother to the polls on Election Day in Morocco. She would watch her mom put an “x” in a box and knew it was important, long before she understood why. It was only ever her mother who stepped into the election booth. Her grandmother always remained hesitant about the process even after she got the right to vote as an adult.

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Choices, Choices, Choices

November 3, 2018

Next Tuesday is Election Day in Alexandria. We have national and local candidates up for election and two Virginia Constitutional Amendments for consideration. Any way you look at it, this is a very important time in our City's and Nation's history. We encourage you to become familiar with the candidates and their issues and to go to the polls if you have not already cast your vote on an absentee ballot. We have also published a Voter Guide and here are our candidate endorsements.

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Virginia Receives CDC Grants To Continue The Fight Against Opioid Overdose Epidemic

November 1, 2018

The Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Forensic Science have received $4.9 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two, one-year grants are to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to increase prevention and response activities.

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Alexandrianews.org 2018 Voter Guide

October 31, 2018

There is a General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls in Alexandria will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are ways voters can prepare for Election Day.

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City Of Alexandria Launches Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process

October 30, 2018

The Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process, identified as a priority of Alexandria City Council’s approved Fiscal Year 2019 Long-Range Planning Work Plan, will officially launch with a community meeting on Nov. 14. This process will build from the existing community vision for a new Landmark Mall as a mixed-use center with transit and community open spaces.

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Governor Celebrates Grand Opening Of New State Veterans Office At The Pentagon

October 30, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam yesterday attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The office will help the thousands of Virginia veterans, transitioning service members, and their families who work at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters identify and receive state and federal benefits.

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Basketball Player From 1935 To Be Honored In Hall Of Fame

October 29, 2018

A basketball player from the first graduating class of the then George Washington High School in 1935 and a coach at GW from the 1950s are among those to be honored celebrated during the fifth annual ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame. Seven athletes and one coach will be recognized at an induction ceremony at T.C. Williams High School on Friday, Nov. 2.

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