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Beyer Presses Passage Of NO HATE Act Following Third Annual Rise In Hate Crimes

November 14, 2018

Today, Rep. Don Beyer called for the House of Representatives to pass the NO HATE Act following the release of the 2017 hate crime statistics, which showed a rise in hate crimes in the U.S. for the third consecutive year.

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Virginia Among Top Three States In National Patient Safety Ranking

November 13, 2018

Virginia is a top three state in the Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group. The state rankings reflect the number of “A” graded hospitals in a given state. In all, 34 Virginia hospitals received “A” grades from Leapfrog, a national health care patient safety ranking organization. The latest Leapfrog results, which show Virginia moving

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Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Of Alexandria To Hold Celebration, Meeting On November 15

November 13, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria will celebrate ten years of citizen-led efforts to reduce underage substance use and abuse during a community meeting at Minnie Howard Library Media Center, 3801 W. Braddock Road, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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FBI Releases 2017 Hate Crime Statistics

November 13, 2018

Today the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2017, to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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Arlington County Issues Bridge Restrictions On West Glebe Road

November 9, 2018

A routine inspection of the bridge on West Glebe Road at South Four Mile Run has uncovered deterioration, which will require a vehicle weight restriction of five tons, and closure of the sidewalks in both directions. Because safety is the priority, the restrictions are effective immediately.

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Alexandria Police Participate In Regional Street Smart Campaign

November 9, 2018

As part of the Alexandria Police Department’s traffic safety program and commitment to Vision Zero, the Field Operations Bureau will again participate in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Fall Street Smart campaign. This region-wide public safety campaign aims to educate drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists about existing traffic laws and how to safely share our roadways.

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AAA Warns Motorists, Students About Dangers Getting On and Off The School Bus

November 2, 2018

Five children were killed and six other school children were hospitalized as a result of a tragic spate of school bus stop crashes and school bus loading and unloading crashes this week.

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As Daylight Saving Time Ends Drowsy Driving Dangers Begin

November 2, 2018

Cats and dogs do it. Slippery and slimy snakes do it. Fish in the deep blue sea do it, especially Japanese fighting fish, to intimidate rivals. Even babies in the womb yawn, as well as every human in the whole wide world does it.

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Celebrating Halloween Safely In Alexandria

October 31, 2018

Halloween is celebrated with a variety of family-friendly festivities all over Alexandria. The City of Alexandria does not set official trick-or-treating hours for Halloween, so expect the children in your neighborhood to head out for trick-or-treating on the day it is traditionally celebrated – Oct. 31.

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Nearly 400 Use Local Halloween SoberRide Program

October 31, 2018

Nearly 400 (387) persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, on the weekend before Halloween (Oct. 31) this year as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.

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