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Stories for January 2019

Stories for January 2019

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Wednesday, January 30

Opinion: Column: Cat It Again

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Senior Living: Weightlifting in the Golden Years

When done properly, strength training can have tremendous benefits for seniors.

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Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

Famous cheesesteak sandwiches are focus for upcoming cooking show.

Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

Tuesday, January 29

Opinion: Commentary: Human Trafficking: Monstrosity in Our Backyard

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Diverted to Treatment in Alexandria

City agencies work together for new drug treatment court.

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‘Rags to Riches’ in Alexandria

PreK-8 school and rec center, a joint city-schools operation, opens.

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‘Give Us a Direction’ in Alexandria?

School Board to vote on strategy for high school expansion.

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Rebuilding Together Alexandria: Helping Homeowners Stay Warm This Winter

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Opinion: Commentary: Taking on Political Inaction Around Gun Violence Prevention

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Opinion: Commentary: Protecting Women’s Medical Decisions

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Bringing Animal Cruelty Cases to Justice

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Monday, January 28

Overdoses Yield Warnings

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Responding to Gas Leaks in Alexandria

Washington Gas meets with residents.

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LTA Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

Musical from 1960 is a tale of a boy, a girl, and their meddlesome fathers.

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‘Three Sistahs’ Returns to MetroStage

Set in 1969, play has “timeless themes, memorable characters, and unforgettable music.”

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Thursday, January 24

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Day of Service Spreads to Mount Vernon Trail

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 22

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Shutdown Affects the Area

Bulova talks county response to Federal government shutdown.

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Opinion: Editorial: ‘My Hopes Have Already Been Dashed’

Current General Assembly session generates frustrations.

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People At Work: Harris Works to Empower ARHA Residents

Opening up the political process.

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Modest Pay, Good Benefits in Alexandria

A look at city government employees’ total compensation.

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CES 2019

Local companies exhibit at world’s largest technology show.

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Alexandria Schools Face Growing Costs

Growing enrollment, student and staff costs drive superintendent’s budget.

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Diversity in Elected Bodies in Alexandria

A look at council, School Board members’ economic interests.

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‘Rockin’ on the Rivah’ in Alexandria

Hall takes helm as Chamber Board Chair.

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Opinion: Commentary: Legislature: From ERA to No Excuse Voting

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Go Blue!

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Monday, January 21

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‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’ in Alexandria: On Taking Risks

Children’s musical about love and gamblers set in 1920s’ New York City.

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Thursday, January 17

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Integrity And Ethical Business Practices In Real Estate And Property Management

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For some businesses, simply doing what is legal may be good enough; but each member of our team has bound himself/herself to a higher standard because our vocation is central to the interests of the nation and its citizens. The practice of real estate helps provide housing, places of commerce, industries and farms while preserving a healthful environment. For this reason, the practice of real estate imposes a grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty upon myself and others who practice real estate agency and brokerage. Our team believes that working as a real estate professional is a responsibility of integrity and honor.

Wednesday, January 16

Virginians Are Split on Arming Teachers

Reflecting geographic differences.

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Virginia Black Caucus Unveils Legislative Priorities

Focus on education, ERA, civil rights, voting rights and criminal justice reforms.

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Database Chronicles 400 Years of Virginia House of Delegates

400 years of members; database contains more than 9,000 men — but just 91 women.

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Rally Urges Legislators to Reinstate Parole in Virginia

A study would be a start.

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Virginia Attorney General Herring Chastises Panel for Rejecting Hate Crime Bill

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Advocates Seek More Access to Medical Marijuana in Virginia

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Virginia Minimum Wage Boost, Backed by Women’s Groups

Advances to full Senate; paid family leave, gender identity protection also considered.

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Advocates Seek Laws in Virginia to Help Immigrants Drive, Study

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Virginia Lawmakers Have Mixed Reactions to Governor’s Address

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Conservative Activists Urge Lawmakers to Reject ERA

‘A smokescreen for abortion.’

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Hundreds March in Richmond for Women and Minority Rights

‘What do we want? Equal rights. When do we want them? Now.’

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Virginia Lawmakers Eye Paid Family Leave

Funding for the proposed program would be provided by a family and medical leave insurance fund established by the Employment Commission and financed through payroll taxes.

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Virginia Faculty Members Lobby Legislators on Higher Education

Focus on reform, plus money for salary increases, boosting tuition assistance and increasing student access to higher education.

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ERA Clears Virginia Senate Committee, Faces Uncertainty in House

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Virginia General Assembly to Consider Legalizing Sports Betting

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Virginia Lawmakers Seek Information on Prisoner Segregation

Bills would require Department of Corrections to track duration, demographics, disabilities of inmates in solitary.

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U.S. District Court Sets Deadline for Redistricting ‘Special Master’

Recommendations would affect 2019 elections.

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Tuesday, January 15

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How to Talk About Vaping

Approaching conversation about dangers of e-cigarettes.

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Opinion: Editorial: Pay Attention, State Legislature Not Gridlocked

Thousands of bills considered over 45 days could have a big impact on your life, for better or for worse.

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Resolved: To Help Alexandria’s Animals in 2019

Adopt, donate, foster, volunteer.

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Senior Services of Alexandria: Become a Friend to a Senior

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Inspiring Minds in Alexandria

NIHF announces 2019 inductees.

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Baseball Night Set for Jan. 16

Nats’ Mondry-Cohen to be guest speaker.

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Monday, January 14

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The Consumer Electronics Show: Welcome to the Future

CES looks to the future of technology.

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Alexandria City Council Fills Planning Commission Seats

Brown, Koenig reappointed; Goebel fills third vacancy.

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Taking Control in Alexandria

Newly elected City Council, School Board take their posts.

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Where State and City Intersect in Alexandria

General Assembly convenes; state and local legislators weigh in.

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Prioritizing Planning Efforts in Alexandria

City government’s draft planning document will influence FY 2020 budget and beyond.

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AWLA’s Pirate To Compete in Puppy Bowl XV

More than 90 puppies pursue Most Valuable Puppy title.

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Augustin Praised for Environmental Stewardship in Alexandria

Belle Haven Country Club Golf Course superintendent receives state association award.

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Wednesday, January 9

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Boysko Wins Wexton Seat

Democrats enter the new year with a fresh victory and a full head of steam.

.Virginia’s 33rd state Senate District was once a solidly Republican seat, a place where conservative voters repeatedly rewarded Bill Mims for opposing same-sex marriage and championing homeschooling. But ever since Mims resigned to take a job in the McDonnell administration, the seat has been held by a succession of Democrats on their way to bigger and better things.

Tuesday, January 8

Northam Touts Bills on Voting Rights and Campaign Financing

Local legislators sponsoring election-oriented bills.

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Education Issues Take Center Stage

Constituents tell lawmakers to increase teacher pay; ERA, $15 minimum wage and more.

Teachers deserve a pay raise, and Virginia desperately needs to hire more school counselors. These were two of the most prevalent concerns voiced by constituents to members of the Fairfax County legislative delegation, the largest in the Virginia General Assembly.

Prison Reform Advocates Want Data on Solitary Confinement

Cited as a mental health issue.

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Democratic Legislators on Gun Violence: ‘It’s Common Sense’

Bills focus on gun safety.

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Beyond the Resolution

Keeping a home in order all year long.

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Monday, January 7

Sunday, January 6

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Obituary: Remembering George Cook

Former councilman and businessman dies at 85.

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Friday, January 4

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Incomplete School Request

Alexandria School Board discusses scope of capital needs.

“The budget tells a story,” said School Board chair Ramee Gentry, reiterating her characteristic budget season motto. The schools’ 10-year capital budget was adopted on Thursday, Dec. 20.

Wednesday, January 2

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Business Women’s Giving Circle Supports STEM

Four organizations receive $52,000.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Ideas for original and attainable goals for New Year’s resolutions.

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Concrete Pours for the Waterfront Project

Waterfront project construction

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Potholes Beware, City Has New Weapon for Patching

Longer lasting hot patches will be made in the field.

Pothole patching in Alexandria

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Backpacking the World Landed Couple in Alexandria

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became their way of life

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became the way of life for one couple