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Students Raise Alarm on Senate Bill 656

New policies mandated by Jan. 1, 2023 could hurt LBGTQ+ students.

Does every student in a Virginia public school curriculum, Black, Indigenous, students of color, disabled, immigrant, and others, deserve to be accurately represented?

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Beagles on the Hunt for Homes

Area shelters and rescues assist in placement of research-bred beagles.

Sniffing out the prospects of finding love connections, Beagles formerly destined for lives as research or testing subjects, are now putting enthusiastic noses to the search for much easier and pain-free lives as beloved family companions...

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‘A Special Place’

Principle Gallery debuts new Torpedo Factory artists.

The Principle Gallery on King Street, in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center, hosted an opening reception for an exhibit showcasing artwork by recently juried artists selected to be a part of Torpedo Factory Art Center...

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All Fired Up

Friendship Firehouse celebrates 248 years.

The Friendship Firehouse Festival celebrated the 248th anniversary of the founding of the city’s first fire company Aug. 6 at the historic Friendship Firehouse Museum on South Alfred Street.

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Reston Association Chooses New CEO

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

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Financing the Rampage

Economic toll of gun violence is more than $14 billion a year for Virginia.

All those school security measures to harden your local elementary school add up. So do trips to the emergency room and the multiple surgeries needed to address gunshot wounds. While the human tragedy of gun violence often grabs headlines, the economic toll continues to mount with each mass shooting. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, the annual cost to Virginia is more than $14 billion a year.

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Diane’s Journey: The Face of a Rare and Aggressive Cancer

Unknown to most, it takes lives quickly.

On June 16, my sister Diane would have celebrated her 70th birthday in living color with music, fun, and lots of great food in the...

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GWHS Historic Marker Unveiled

Alumni reflect back on high school years.

Alumni from as far back as the class of 1941 gathered July 23 for the unveiling of the Virginia State Historical Marker recognizing the historic significance of George Washington High School, now GW Middle School, on Mount Vernon Avenue.

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Racing Into History

Lyles sets a new American 200m record.

Ever since he starred in track at what is now Alexandria City High School, the 200-meter race was a specialty for Noah Lyles.

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Great Resignation Hits the Classroom

Pay penalty for teachers in Virginia is the worst in the country.

The Great Resignation is hitting classrooms across Virginia, worrying school administrators about what happens when fall arrives and schools are forced to deal with a teacher shortage.

Prosecutorial Discretion

Northern Virginia prosecutors say they won't enforce abortion restrictions.

Nine prosecutors across Virginia say they will not enforce any new restrictions on abortion, complicating Republican efforts to crack down on reproductive freedom in the wake of the Supreme Court decision

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Body of Law

The history of abortion in Virginia has many twists and turns.

The United States Supreme Court's decision to dismantle the right to abortion has upended the discussion over reproductive freedom.

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ARHA Announces Headquarters Name Change

Housing advocate Melvin Miller to be honored.

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority has announced that it will rename...

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‘True Sense of Family’

Silverado celebrates 25th anniversary.

Silverado of Alexandria hosted a 25th anniversary celebration for the memory care and assisted living company June 16 at its Alexandria location.

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Defending the Nation

Camp Day showcases Union troops at Fort Ward.

Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, a former Union Army installation and fifth largest built to defend Washington during the Civil War, held its...

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