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‘This Soil Cries Out’

Ceremony remembers lynching victims McCoy, Thomas.

Ceremony

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Student Growth Outpaces Staffing

Number of new teachers hasn't kept pace with surge in enrollment.

Since 2008, Alexandria schools have added more than 4,000 new students. But a new report from the Commonwealth Institute shows staffing has not kept pace. City schools have added only 100 new teachers during that time, and the number of teacher aides has actually declined by 10 positions.

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‘I Hate Surprises’

Pat Miller birthday party benefits Domestic Violence Safe House

Pat Miller

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Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Alexandria detention facility may be consolidated as part of statewide effort.

The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center has 70 beds with an average population of 12 juveniles.

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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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