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Virginia Author Releases New Book On April 14

April 10, 2017

To the Editor:
Remember how hard and long we residents, the city and state Air Board members worked to shutter the power plant? Vivian Thomson, former State Air Board member during the Mirant case and University of Virginia Professor of Environmental Sciences and Politics, has written a book which narrates and analyzes, both scientifically and politically, the compelling story of the plant’s excessive violation history and final closure.

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Blocked Medicaid Expansion

April 10, 2017

To the Editor:
On April 6th, the Virginia House of Delegates denied Virginians including many Alexandrians access to healthcare by voting against Medicaid expansion, claiming "fiscal responsibility".

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Two Great Editorials

April 7, 2017

To the Editor:
Congrats to alexandrianews.org for its two targeted editorials - "Clueless" and "Pounding A Square Peg Into a Round Hole:" They continue to attempt to make our city council members listen to major funding issues now being faced by the City of Alexandria and which have continued to face taxpayers which undoubtedly means a major property tax increase along with ACPS now requesting more money

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Stormwater Management

April 7, 2017

Civics 101 By Rodger Digilio
I will assume that you know that stormwater enters our combined sewer system and in a big storm can overwhelm the capacity of the sewage treatment plant.

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Transit Union Condemns Seattle Judge’s Uber Unionization Ruling

April 5, 2017

Opinion: Amalgamated Transit Union

Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley issued the following statement in reaction to a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking a Seattle ordinance that aims to allow drivers for Uber, Lyft, and similar companies to form unions.

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“Blue Ribbon” Committee

April 3, 2017

To the Editor:
In March, the Alexandria City Council on a proposal by Vice Mayor Justin Wilson adopted a resolution that added three cents to the City Manager’s proposed tax increase for 2018. The resolution also included a proposal to create a “Blue Ribbon Committee” to make recommendations on the city’s infrastructure, including schools. It was adopted by a vote of six to one, Mayor Allison Silberberg dissenting.

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Democratic Governor Primary

April 3, 2017

To the Editor:
Ralph Northam has been a strong Lt. Gov. but former Congressman Tom Perriello represents a new generation of progressive leaders whose message and strong convictions meet the challenges of the time.

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Sheer Reckless Folly!

March 29, 2017

Opinion: Environment Virginia

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.

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Fight Back To Save Healthcare On March 23

March 17, 2017

Opinion: New Virginia Majority
Thursday, March 23rd, marks the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Since its passage, millions of Virginians have benefited from affordable, life-saving healthcare. New Virginia Majority and healthcare advocates from across the country are gathering in Washington, DC on March 23 to protest the plan to dismantle the ACA.

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Governor McAuliffe Statement On President Trump’s Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017

Opinion:

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s initial budget proposal:

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