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School Board Approves Final Budget

May 26, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board approved the FY 2018 Final Combined Funds Budget for Alexandria City Public Schools at a total expenditure of $284 million on Thursday night.

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Goodwin House Brings Small House Health Care Center To Alexandria

May 25, 2017

The future of senior care in the National Capital Region arrived yesterday, in the form of the Goodwin House ‘small house’ urban senior living community – the largest of this kind of innovative facility in the D.C. metro area. The new 80,000 square foot health care facility, developed and operated by Goodwin House – a nonprofit senior living organization with campuses in northern Virginia – is a dramatic departure from anything else in the D.C. metro area.

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McAuliffe Pardons Minor Driving Offense Of Mother Facing Deportation

May 24, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his decision to pardon the minor driving offense of Liliana Cruz Mendez, a mother of two living in Falls Church, who is facing federal deportation proceedings.

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Virginia Tech Designated NSA Center For Academic Excellence In Cyber Operations

May 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Security Agency has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. The first university to receive this status in the Commonwealth, Virginia Tech joins an exclusive list of 16 other universities in the nation in bearing this designation. Virginia Tech will hold the CAE-CO designation for five academic years, from 2017 to 2022.

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Advocates For Alexandria Aquatics Withdraws From Partnership With City On Chinquapin Project

May 24, 2017

On May 19, 2017, Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics served formal notice to the City of Alexandria that it is withdrawing from the Memorandum of Understanding it has with the City regarding the planned 50-meter indoor pool at Chinquapin. AAA will terminate its working relationship with the City on this project. AAA cited its reasons: the City of Alexandria removed all funding for the proposed 50-meter pool at Chinquapin with no cooperation or consultation with Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics.

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Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Severance’s Convictions, Sentencing

May 23, 2017

A three-judge panel of the Virginia Court of Appeals today affirmed Charles Severance’s 2015 murder convictions and life sentences. Severance was convicted of three murders committed in the City of Alexandria over the span of a decade: Nancy Dunning in December 2003, Ronald Kirby in November 2013, and Ruthanne Lodato in February 2014. Severance was sentenced in January 2016 to three life sentences plus 48 years.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Marine Helicopter Squadron One

May 23, 2017

A Stafford man pleaded guilty today to stealing nearly $100,000 worth of military equipment from the helicopter squadron responsible for the transportation of the President of the United States.

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Alexandria Fire Department Launches Integrated Health/Community Paramedic Program

May 23, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department today announced the launch of a Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic program. MIH/CP is a unique and evolving model of community-based health care, focusing on improving the lives of patients, lowering healthcare costs and using EMS providers as resources to solve healthcare problems within the community.

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Target Corporation To Pay $18.5 Million Over 2013 Data Breach

May 23, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. The breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and contact information for more than 60 million customers. Virginia will receive $352,710.80 from the settlement, which is the largest multistate data breach settlement achieved to date.

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School Board Announces Timeline For Superintendent Search

May 22, 2017

The School Board has established a timeline for the Superintendent search. The timeline includes appointing an Interim Superintendent prior to Superintendent Crawley’s departure in late July.

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