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Sneak Peek At Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

August 14, 2018

The Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School will open its doors to students on Sept. 4. The brand new West End school has been converted from an office building into a bright, spacious, modern academic facility. With three weeks before the first day of classes, construction is still underway but a walk-through shows the school taking shape.

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TOP STORIES

Sexual Assault Suspect Linked To Indecent Exposure Series Arrested by Police

August 13, 2018

The Arlington County Police Department has charged 34-year-old Santiago Rodriquez Campos of Fairfax County with sexual battery and indecent exposure for his role in an incident stemming from 2017. Campos is linked to a series of indecent exposures and additional charges in Arlington County are pending.

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City Of Alexandria Receives Favorable Rate On Sale Of General Obligation Bonds For Public Facilities, Infrastructure

August 13, 2018

After both major bond rating agencies reaffirmed the City of Alexandria's top bond ratings, the City earned favorably low interest rates on the competitive sale of new general obligation bonds.

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City Of Alexandria Warns Of Danger Posed By Concentrated Opioids In Light Of Recent Spike In Overdoses

August 10, 2018

The City of Alexandria has responded to seven opioid overdoses in the last seven days, including one fatality. While recreational use of opioids is always dangerous and illegal, City officials are urging residents to be aware of the medical safety of the drugs, including heroin, that could be extremely concentrated or mixed with something unusual that is resulting in life-threatening situations.

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City Of Alexandria To Switch To ParkMobile App For Pay-By-Phone Parking

August 10, 2018

Starting Sept. 1, the City of Alexandria will switch to the ParkMobile app for customers to pay by phone for metered parking. The same system is used in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County.  

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James Parker Appointed New T. C. Athletics Director

August 3, 2018

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Superintendent of Schools, has announced the appointment of James L. Parker as the new Director of Athletics and Student Activities for Alexandria City Public Schools.

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OTHER NEWS

Kaine’s Legislation To Support Military Spouses Becomes Law

August 14, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump signing into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a majority of Kaine’s military spouse employment provisions and many of Kaine’s other priorities for Virginia, including a pay raise for servicemembers and support for shipbuilding.

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Medicare Advantage To Negotiate New Prescription Drug Prices

August 13, 2018

Delivering on proposals in President Trump’s American Patients First blueprint, HHS announced that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to use tools employed by private-sector insurers to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for patients.

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Back To School 101

August 13, 2018

Children enjoy every second of summer vacation but they will soon go back to school. The to-do list does not stop with pencils, backpacks and new clothes. Parents also need to prepare a back to school health checklist. 

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ACPS Launches Initiative To Define The Future High School Experience

August 13, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools has launched an initiative to redefine the high school experience for future generations of Alexandria students while addressing the capacity issues. ACPS will be holding a series of focus groups plus two community meetings. There are other opportunities to stay informed about the process.

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Governor Signs Executive Order Establishing Interagency Task Force On Worker Misclassification And Payroll Fraud

August 10, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today signed an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” undermines businesses that follow the law, deprives the Commonwealth of millions of dollars in tax revenues, and prevents workers from receiving legal protections and benefits.

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