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Stories for March 2019

Stories for March 2019

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Saturday, March 30

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‘Portraits of Progress’ in Alexandria

Principle Gallery presents a journey of healing for Friends of Guest House clients.

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Return to 1955 at ACCT’s ‘Bus Stop’ in Alexandria

Play is comic exploration about four types of love.

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Solar Power, Community Partnerships Keep Garden Growing in Alexandria

Outdoor Education gets new start at Hollin Meadows Elementary School.

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Wednesday, March 27

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Public Examines Highway Widening Project

VDOT’s Design Public Hearing irons out more wrinkles.

Route One Widening

Tuesday, March 26

Paving Way to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

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Monday, March 25

Report Shows Geographic Disparities in Health in Virginia

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Environmental Groups Glad About Virginia Coal Ash Cleanup Law

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Celebrating Service to Seniors in Alexandria

Gala honors Walker, Campbell, Beyer and Kirby.

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To Protect and Serve in Alexandria

Gallagher, Hunter named Law Enforcement Officers of the Year.

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T.C. Williams Lights

Permanent contract or changeable legislation?

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‘Better Use For Right Now’ in Alexandria?

Schools to investigate old Patrick Henry building as “swing space.”

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Friday, March 22

‘Broken Systems’ in Alexandria?

Council, School Board meeting reviews budget process challenges.

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Alexandria Clergy Pushes Back

Worldwide Methodist discord felt locally.

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The Hidden History of Del Ray

Uncovering the secret past in the Town of Potomac.

Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray's long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation.

Wednesday, March 20

Increasing Access to Naloxone in Virginia

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Virginia Student-Athletes Receive Further Concussion Protection

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Public Health Officials Launch TB Awareness Campaign

Tuberculosis still a health issue in Fairfax County.

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Explaining Death to Children

Breaking down a difficult topic and helping children grieve.

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Monday, March 18

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Ribbon-Cutting for Interim Park in Alexandria

Ceremony includes opening of Mirror, Mirror.

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Marking International Women’s Day in Alexandria

Chamber forum highlights local leaders.

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Sips For Saints in Alexandria

Rotary Central holds inaugural fundraiser.

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Alexandria Council Inches Up Max Tax Rates

Tax rate ceilings bumped up one-half cent for real estate, 56 cents for cars.

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Know Your City: Family and Marriage in Alexandria

A look at some changes, challenges faced by parents, marriages, youth.

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The Other Alexandria: The Lives of Lewis H. Bailey and Annie B. Rose

Former slave established churches; his daughter was devoted to her community.

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Saturday, March 16

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‘Rebellion in the Heartland’ in Alexandria

Pipeline Playwrights holds third reading on March 18 at MetroStage.

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Friday, March 15

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Bishop Ireton To Open ‘Curtains’

With a cast of 30, show is parody of 1950s “whodunit” theater mystery.

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Obituary: Remembering Connie West

Korean War veteran, community volunteer dies at 87.

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High School March Madness in Alexandria

ASC to host Basketball Night March 20.

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Who Should Approve Alexandria Building Use Changes?

Council to decide whether to delegate certain commercial-to-residential building approvals to city staff.

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Thursday, March 14

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Part 2 in a Series: Narcan Saves Lives in Arlington

The role of Narcan in opioid overdoses.

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Wednesday, March 13

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Pet-Friendly Decor

Pet-owning designers offer advice on practical design choices that don’t sacrifice style.

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Local Talent on Global Stage

USA Special Olympics Team heads to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for World Games 2019.

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Virginia: And They’re Off!

Primary Election Day is June 11, 2019; Dems flood District Office to file for candidacy.

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Virginia Governor Signs Law Banning All Tobacco Products at School

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The Business Case for Economic Mobility

Business leaders, community organizations, academics, public officials gather to discuss strategies for bridging the economic mobility gap.

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Tuesday, March 12

Monday, March 11

Crime Report: Alexandria

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Alexandria: ‘Fiscal Slam Dunk for City’?

City leaders promise significant, but unspecified, economic growth from new Virginia Tech campus.

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‘Without Some Sort of Strategy…’ in Alexandria

Ahead of budget public hearing, council considers long-term investments, especially in schools and other city facilities.

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Senior Services of Alexandria: Managing Money in Retirement

Focus of Senior Services March 13 Speaker Series.

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Opinion: Commentary: State Adds Funds for Education

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Sunday, March 10

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Obituary: Remembering Lewis Stearman

Newspaper publisher, SSA and Optimist Club founder dies at 95.

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Saturday, March 9

Friday, March 8

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In the Fight Against Arlington Opioid Epidemic

Drug of the moment may change, but underlying problem remains.

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Wednesday, March 6

Managing Screen Time

Working collaboratively with one’s child can decrease the struggle.

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Virginia General Assembly Expands Revenge Porn Law

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Bills to Protect Virginia Landowners in Pipeline Cases Fail

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Metro’s Current Hours Stand

Board plans to address riders’ other concerns instead.

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LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats in Virginia

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Opinion: Editorial: 2019

But this year is supposed to be an improvement.

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Tuesday, March 5

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A Comedy that Stands the Test of Time in Alexandria

“You Can’t Take It With You” at Little Theatre of Alexandria.

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Monday, March 4

Opinion: Commentary: Work Continues After Session Ends

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The Other Alexandria: From Slavery to Principal

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Senior Services of Alexandria: Calling All Seniors 60+

Register now for the Senior Academy Spring Session.

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‘On Backs of Lowest Paid Employees’ in Alexandria?

School Board approves budget, despite concerns about privatizing school custodians.

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Alexandria: Structural Deficits and More

Combing through the city manager’s FY 2020 budget proposal.

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Saturday, March 2

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Big Changes, Turmoil for Alexandria's DASH

City’s bus system looks ahead to route and technology overhauls, labor unrest.

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Alexandria Crime Report

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Obituary: Remembering Fay Slotnick

PLTI co-founder dies at 71.

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AWLA: ‘Foster Parents’ Make All the Difference for Some Shelter Animals

Unable to adopt? Fostering offers a variety of ways to get some “quality pet time.”

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Friday, March 1