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Stories for February 2019

Stories for February 2019

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Wednesday, February 27

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Virginia Firefighter’s Death Prompts Highway Safety Legislation

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Sharon Bulova and Sprite

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Goodbye, Dear Atlas

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Giving Up the Car Keys?

Recognizing warning signs that it might be time to stop driving.

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NRA Receives two Valentine’s Day Visits from Protesters

U.S. Congress addresses gun violence epidemic in House committee for the first time in six years.

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Opinion: Editorial: Consider a Greyhound

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Monday, February 25

Opinion: Commentary: State Tax Plan Could Do More

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Saturday, February 23

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Identifying Descendants of Civil War-era Freed Slaves

Newly published book offers voices of slaves.

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Jinks Proposes No Tax Rate Hike for Alexandria

But higher property assessments would mean higher taxes.

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Friday, February 22

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Alexandria Building West End ‘Identity’

City, closing in on Landmark Mall redevelopment plans, seeks community input.

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People At Work: Fun, Friendship and Futsal in Alexandria

TC school resource officers connect with students through soccer.

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Pipeline Playwrights Presents ‘The Wish’ in Alexandria

Play reading to be held at MetroStage on Feb. 25.

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Alexandria Crime Report

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Wednesday, February 20

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Alexandria Country Day School Partners with City to Improve Monticello Park

School uses park as outdoor lab to study birds and plants.

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District Forms Tourism Task Force

Mission includes highlighting “destination Mount Vernon.”

Tourism Task Force includes highlighting “destination Mount Vernon.”

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Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday

Crowds witness the pageantry at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Crowds witness the pageantry at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Tuesday, February 19

Virginia Joins States to Sue Trump Over Wall Funding

Concern over loss of funds for local military bases.

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Virginia General Assembly Repeals ‘Jim Crow’ Minimum Wage Exemptions

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Law Would Protect Elderly Against Financial Crimes in Virginia

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During Black History Month: A Look at African American Art in Arlington

Promoting and preserving a part of history.

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Monday, February 18

Opinion: Commentary: Maintaining Focus in Richmond

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Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria: Rebuilding Mobility

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Senior Services of Alexandria: Senior Services Gala to Honor Alexandria Community Leaders

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Friday, February 15

‘Tragedy on the Potomac’

McClellan to keynote Friendship Firehouse breakfast.

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club to Host Lacrosse Night Feb. 20

Bishop Ireton’s Young among guest coaches from local high schools.

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Second Chances in Alexandria

Love is in the air for Alexandria Police Foundation couple.

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Heart of Del Ray

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‘Raise the Bar for All Kids’ in Alexandria

Public schools chief to boost rigor, equity for students, families.

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Right to Organize in Alexandria

DASH bus drivers to begin collective bargaining, following clashes over unionization.

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Tuesday, February 12

Opinion: Commentary: Maintaining Focus in Richmond

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E-bikes: Friend or Foe in Virginia?

Parks agencies present proposed changes allowing e-bikes on their trails.

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Black Leaders Call for Forgiveness for Governor Northam

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‘Profound Regret’ for History of Lynchings in Virginia

General Assembly seeks reconciliation.

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Monday, February 11

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‘Living Coral’ Named 2019 Color of the Year

Can help to brighten a space lacking natural light.

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VCU Yearbooks Had Blackface Photos as Recently as ’89

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Prices in Happy Hour Ads

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Shop ’Til You Drop in Alexandria

Alexandria Warehouse Sale celebrates 15 years.

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Gearing Up to Fight Cancer in Del Ray

$20,000 raised for VeloCity founder.

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Setting Priorities in Alexandria

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Know Your City: Land Use and Social Impact in Alexandria

A look about how land use practices and policies relate to demographics.

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Opinion: Commentary: Crossroads at Crossover

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Friday, February 8

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Abortion Bills Aborted in Richmond

Bills that some Alexandrian representatives supported stall in committees.

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Office of Historic Alexandria Wins Online Voting State Grant

$4,000 to help with conservation of 1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage.

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Opinion: Commentary: Racist Photo Overshadows General Assembly Session

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State Police Seek Witnesses

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ASO: Alexandria Symphony Crosses Musical Eras

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‘Cherry Challenge’ Returns to Alexandria

More than 40 restaurants compete with cherry menu items.

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Crime Report: Alexandria

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Wednesday, February 6

American Heart Month

Making healthy diet and exercise choices are two keys to preventing heart disease.

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As Virginia Redistricting Plans Advance, Advocates Slam House Bill

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Focus on Safer Driving in Virginia

General Assembly bans holding cellphones while driving.

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‘A Decade of Transformation – a Future of Opportunity’

NoVa Chamber hosts 27th Annual Economic Conference.

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Tuesday, February 5

Virginia GOP, Dems Clash Over Abortion Bill

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Opinion: Commentary: Bipartisan Effort to Create Nonpartisan Redistricting

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Obituary: Amy Jo Southard

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The Other Alexandria: Working in the City’s Glass Factories

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Opinion: Commentary: Trying To Help Hungry Children

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‘More Than Just Custodians’ in Alexandria?

Public school custodians object to administration’s privatization plan.

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Alexandria School Finances: Affirmation and Caution

Report indicates decreasing expenditure per student, and widening deficits.

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How Much Green to Go Green in Alexandria?

New studies weigh costs, tradeoffs of boosting city’s environmental standards for buildings.

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Keeping Options Open in Alexandria?

Board approves high school network plan, contingent on more analysis.

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Obituary: Remembering #81

Julius Campbell, ’71 Titan, dies at 65.

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Senior Diplomacy in Alexandria

SSA Ambassadors program reaches out to community.

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Monday, February 4

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Awarding Women in STEM

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Friday, February 1