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ADL Washington, DC Region Sees Increase In Anti-Semitic Incidents In First Quarter Of 2017

April 24, 2017

Today, the Anti-Defamation League reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents during the first quarter of 2017, compared to both 2016 and 2015 records.

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Beyer Defends Science And Scientific Research At Rally Before Marching For Science

April 22, 2017

This morning Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) addressed a group of constituents, scientists and defenders of science outside the U.S. Capitol. He spoke of the need to protect scientific integrity and funding for scientific agencies against attacks from hostile officials. Following his brief remarks to the rally near the Capitol, Rep. Beyer took part in the March for Science.

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ADL Urges 4th Circuit To Affirm Maryland Federal Decision Blocking President’s Executive Order On Immigrants And Refugees

April 20, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League, joined by a coalition of Jewish groups, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit supporting a challenge to President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees.

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Airports Authority Board Approves Land Lease Near Future Metrorail Station, New Wage Policy

April 19, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, at its meeting today, approved a land lease adjacent to the future Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station as part of Phase 2 of the construction of the Silver Line project. The MWAA directors also adopted a new wage policy for airport workers and received financial reports and updates on infrastructure projects that will benefit airport customers.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon Hires New Vice President For Guest Experience

April 19, 2017

George Washington’s Mount Vernon announced the hire of Roy Young as its new vice president for guest experience. Young joins Mount Vernon after more than six years at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as director of operations and visitor experience.

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Consumer Appetite For Electric Vehicles Rivals That Of Pickup Trucks

April 19, 2017

A new AAA study reveals that consumer interest in electric vehicles remains high, with more than 30 million Americans indicating they are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car.

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George Washington’s Distillery Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

April 18, 2017

George Washington’s Distillery celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, wrapping up a full decade of educating visitors about Washington’s entrepreneurship and innovation.

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ACPS Student Scientists Win Big At Regional And State Science Fair Competitions

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to over 300 students who participated in the ACPS Science Fair for middle and high school students in January; 53 projects went on to win awards in the Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair in March. ACPS students competed against 293 projects from 17 schools in neighboring school districts.

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Big Haul For Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 14, 2017

The 29th annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup took place on April 8, at two sites in Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Around 120 volunteers came out to clean up the banks of the stream and tributaries along Four Mile Run. Families, scouts, students, retirees, veterans, residents and local businesses all pitched in to help.

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Rethink Your Commute: Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14

April 14, 2017

Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge #14, which runs from April 15 through May 14, will have some impact on Alexandria riders even though the maintenance zone is centered in Prince George’s County, Maryland. No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge at any station.

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