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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation Of Trump Travel Ban; Schedules Oral Arguments For October

June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today, on the last day of this session, allowed the Trump administration to partially impose a 90-day travel ban for individuals from six majority Muslim countries to take effect and instructed the administration and attorneys for defendants in the Maryland and Hawaii cases to prepare oral arguments for early October. The Court ruled that the travel ban, however, may not apply to individuals of these six countries who have “ties” to individuals or entities in the United States.

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NOVA-Alexandria Celebrates General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program 2017 Graduates

June 27, 2017

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recognized and celebrated its 11 graduates from the class of 2017 at an on-campus luncheon. The event gave faculty and staff the opportunity to highlight the students’ success and congratulate them on completing the program. All received job offers from various local GM dealerships.

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Ranking Members Johnson, Bonamici And Beyer Request Investigation Into EPA Interference With Environmental Scientist’s Testimony To Committee

June 27, 2017

Democratic leaders of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee sent aletter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General yesterday requesting that he investigate potentially illegal attempts by senior EPA officials, particularly Ryan T. Jackson, the EPA’s Chief of Staff, to interfere with Democratic witness, Dr. Deborah Swackhamer’s, testimony to the Science Committee last month.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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Court Hands Trump Administration Another Defeat On Immigration

June 23, 2017

A federal district court in Washington state Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit targeting a once-secret program used to deny qualified Muslim immigrants from obtaining citizenship and permanent residency status, and also granted the case class-action status.

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Alexandria City Council Considers Creation Of Old Town BID

June 23, 2017

The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed ordinance to establish an Old Town Business Improvement District.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Presents 2017 Community Grant Awards

June 27, 2017

Westminster Presbyterian Church presented its 2017 community grant awards to seven local organizations on Sunday, June 25. The 2017 Community Grant Award Winners include:

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Beyer Introduces Fair Representation Act To Reform Congressional Elections

June 26, 2017

U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Fair Representation Act, a bill which would enact a series of measures designed to reform congressional elections. Rep. Beyer was joined by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), co-leads on the bill, as well as speakers from FairVote and Third Way. The Fair Representation Act would move U.S. House elections into multi-member districts drawn by independent redistricting commissions, and elected through ranked choice voting.

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Hometown Alexandria Residents To Compete In 2017 Ms. Virginia Senior America

June 26, 2017

Hometown Alexandria Residents Bonnie Fairbank and Victoria Pereira are contestants in the 2017 Ms.Virginia Senior America Pageant on Friday, June 30. The winner of this event will represent Virginia at the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City NJ later this year. 

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Pentagon Training Exercise Scheduled For Sunday, June 25

June 23, 2017

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, in collaboration with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Arlington County Public Safety, Virginia State Police and other local area response partners, will conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise Sunday, June 25, on the Pentagon Reservation. The exercise will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 2 p.m. The Pentagon Metro Station will be closed during the exercise. Vehicle and pedestrian access to the Pentagon will be closed.

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T. C. Williams Teacher Awarded STEM Research Grant

June 22, 2017

The Society for Science & the Public announced $120,000 in grants have been distributed to five innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects and 23 science research programs to purchase much-needed equipment for teachers across the country. In total, $20,000 will be distributed to the nonprofit organizations, while $100,000 will go to teachers. Shawn Lowe, a physics teacher at T. C. Williams High School, received a STEM Research Grant for $4,000.

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