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Stories for October 2019

Stories for October 2019

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Thursday, October 31

Week in Alexandria

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Fund for Fire Damaged Belle View Businesses Established

Pitch in to help businesses damaged and devastated by fire, water.

Fire Benefit Fund

Wednesday, October 30

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Generation Gap

Millennials and Gen X now outnumber older voters. So why do Baby Boomers dominate?

Millennials and Gen Xers now outnumber Baby Boomers and older voters in Virginia, according to data from the Census Bureau. But that doesn’t mean they have as much influence. Census numbers also show another trend: People over the age of 45 vote at much higher rates.

2018 Report: Nearly 7,000 Virginia Absentee Ballots Mailed Too Late

Voters have already returned more absentee ballots in 2019 than the last time all 140 seats in the General Assembly were on the ballot.

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Monday, October 28

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Honors Athletes

Tony McGee details “Black 14” experience.

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Holiday Sharing Program Opens in Alexandria

Donors, volunteers needed to help families in need.

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Friday, October 25

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Off-Year Campaign Cash

Money from Alexandria will help shape Election 2019.

More than $3.5 million in campaign cash has an Alexandria mailing address this election cycle, a spending spree that reflects the stakes this year’s election. Control of the House of Delegates and state Senate is at stake, and partisans on both sides are trying to influence the outcome.

Thursday, October 24

Wednesday, October 23

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Education, the Power to End Human Trafficking

Confronting the problem.

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2.4 Million Older Adults in U.S. Identify as LGBT

The joys and obstacles of coming out later in life

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Tuesday, October 22

Monday, October 21

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Science Gets Spooky in Alexandria

Mad Science Expo inspires STEAM learning.

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Order in the Court in Alexandria

Public defender Douglas to step down after 32 years.

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Best in Business in Alexandria

Landrum, local businesses honored.

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Ben Brenman Awards 2019

Fort Ward, Myers honored by Archeological Commission.

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Moving Back: Moving Forward in Alexandria

Passing the Le Refuge tradition from father to daughter

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Friday, October 18

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Stages “The Haunting of Hill House”

Enjoy a gothic horror production just in time for Halloween.

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Wednesday, October 16

Uptick in Virginia Student Absentee Ballots Might Indicate Higher Turnout

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Keeping Children Safe on Halloween

Safety advocates offer tips ranging from costumes to trick-or-treating.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Eight Alexandria city officials pull in more than $200,000 a year.

.Alexandria does not have the top-paid government officials in the region. But it certainly doesn’t have the poorest, either. According to information received in a Freedom of Information Act request, Alexandria’s City Manager, Mark Jinks, pulls in a cool $288,000 a year. That’s at the top end of the range for local government chief appointed managers and administrators who oversee governments with a population of 100,000 or more, according to an annual survey conducted by the International City/County Management Association.

Tuesday, October 15

Washington International Horse Show

Oct. 22-27, 2019, Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Monday, October 14

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Art on the Avenue in Del Ray

Pie contest renamed for Pam Fitzgerald.

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Saturday, October 12

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Demand Curve in Alexandria

Labor shortage and housing shortfall lead to affordability crisis.

The number of jobs in the region is on the rise, a trend that will only be exacerbated when Amazon brings 25,000 new jobs to town. Meanwhile, unemployment in Alexandria is at about 2 percent, so low that it’s essentially full employment.

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Bishop Ireton High School Honors Athletes

Four inducted into Hall of Fame.

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Obituary: Pam Fitzgerald

Del Ray volunteer dies of breast cancer at 51.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Alexandria

Immanuel fundraiser supports local charities.

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News Briefs: Alexandria

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Obituary: WWII Veteran Philip K. Lundeberg

Last survivor of the Frederick C. Davis dies at 96.

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Wednesday, October 9

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Local Designers Create Dream Home for Charity

Proceeds will help preserve historic sites such as an Underground Railroad stop and one of the first public schools for African Americans.

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Out of the Darkness Walk Held in Fairfax

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Opinion: Commentary: Accountability to the Citizens is American Democracy

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Tuesday, October 8

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Building Community that Works for Everyone

Maj. Gen. Carl H. McNair Jr. receives community leadership award.

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Monday, October 7

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Kids at Play in Alexandria

MVCS celebrates new Play Garden.

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Hometown Hero

Jack Taylor presented with Vietnam commemorative pin.

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Departmental Progressive Club Honors Community Service in Alexandria

Organization celebrates 92 years.

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RunningBrooke to Celebrate 10 Years of Success

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Going to the Dogs in Alexandria

Barks, Brews & Bites raises funds for police K9s.

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Friday, October 4

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Waterfront Construction Casts a Long Shadow Over Sightseeing

Size of project surprises some.

Waterfront Construction

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One School, One City in Alexandria

School Board abandons plan to build a second high school, avoids dividing students.

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Obituary: Plato Cacheris

Famed defense lawyer dies at 90.

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More Students, Fewer Dollars

Schools are bursting at the seams while trying to do more with less.

.Enrollment is up, and funding is down. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, which looked at funding and staffing trends at every school division in Virginia.

Wednesday, October 2

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Supporting Friends and Loved Ones with Breast Cancer

Choosing words and actions that don’t cause additional pain.

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Local Teens Make Washington International Horse Show Work

Show engages local teenagers to brainstorm, help with Kids’ Day, Barn Night and more.

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Tuesday, October 1