Archives:December, 2014

Statement On The Third Estimate Of GDP For The Third Quarter Of 2014

December 23rd, 2014 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the third estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2014.

Former Security Contractor CEO Agrees To Pay $4.5 Million To Settle Civil Claims

December 23rd, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Keith Hedman, 55, of Arlington, Virginia, the former chief executive officer of a Virginia-based security contracting firm, Protection Strategies, Inc. has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle civil claims relating to his involvement in a fraudulent scheme to create a front company to obtain contracts through the Small Business Administration’s Section 8(a) program.

A Third Of All Americans And Four Out Of Ten Washingtonians Are Traveling For The Holidays, It Is Up To You To Keep It Safe

December 23rd, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

This time around it is the biggest travel period of the year – bar none, with 98.6 million Americans doing so –and it is getting more complicated by the day, especially for those traveling across the eastern third of the nation on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

President’s Former Chief Technology Officer Visits Hammond To Announce Expansion Of Math Support Program

December 22nd, 2014 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

President Obama’s Former Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, built model boats with students from Francis C. Hammond Middle School on Thursday morning, when he visited the school to learn about the expansion of the math support program into the area of robotics.

City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For The Christmas Holidays

December 22nd, 2014 | [From: Announcements, Holiday Happenings]

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; and Friday, Dec.26, in observance of the Christmas holidays.

Governor McAuliffe Announces USDA Funding For Two Programs Connecting Virginia Schools And Farmers

December 22nd, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia was selected for two U.S. Department of Agriculture awards that will help connect Virginia agricultural producers with school systems statewide.

Tougher Rules And Special Provisions For Elderly Drivers Go Into Effect In Virginia On New Year’s Day

December 22nd, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for older drivers - including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific in-person renewal procedures - go into effect in Virginia, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.

Titan Roundup

December 20th, 2014 | [From: Sports]

Winter sports are underway at T. C. Williams High School. Read more about contests in basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim/dive and wrestling through Dec. 13.

Alexandria City Public Schools Adds 22 More Courses To Its Curriculum

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Schools]

Last night the Alexandria City School Board approved adding 22 new courses to expand high school and middle school offerings for the 2015-16 academic year. Five are high school courses, one is an addition for middle school and 16 are new online courses.

Two Remaining Colombian Nationals Involved In The Kidnapping And Murder Of DEA Agent Terry Watson Plead Guilty

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Two Colombian nationals pleaded guilty today to second degree murder and conspiracy to kidnap an internationally protected person for their roles in the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent James “Terry” Watson in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 20, 2013.