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All I Need Is Aldi: A Kid-Friendly Treat to Cool Down This Summer

Lately, time has had a way of slowing down. The days have seemed longer at home, especially for those of us with kids that are out of school.

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Hundreds Rally in Alexandria to End Racism

Peaceful demonstration held at police headquarters.

A group of more than 500 demonstrators gathered outside Police Headquarters June 2 as part of a vigil to “End White Silence in Alexandria” in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: We Pledge to Prevent the Sprout of Racism in Alexandria

We, the undersigned, are members of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission, but we submit this letter in our own capacity as residents of this great city we call home.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: From Police Chief Michael Brown

Last week, I too watched a video that shocked me in many ways. Personally, and professionally, I was appalled at what I saw. I witnessed a homicide at the hands of a cop, and the victim of that homicide was Mr. George Floyd.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: We Cannot Wait to Win Over Hearts and Minds

I have been struggling to find words and honestly still can’t. The week has been draining both physically and emotionally on top of trying to figure out how to live in a pandemic.

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Historic Moment in Alexandria

Controversial statue relocated to an undisclosed location.

For 131 years, the lone figure stood at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Old Town.

Opinion: Commentary: Harness Outrage to Battle Toward Justice

I begin by noting I am aware that words alone cannot rectify the problems our country is experiencing.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: A Moment to Act

I’m sure folks have seen the protests this weekend in response to George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police officers, and years of violence against the Black community.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: From the Bahá’ís of Alexandria

To Mayor Justin Wilson: Your May 29 letter takes a bold step in frankly acknowledging the pervasive culture of white supremacy that pollutes our nation and in sharing the collective despair that many are feeling.

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Alexandria’s Week in Coronavirus

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that the safest place to be is at home.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Republican Primary for U.S. Senate Seat

Since there has been little, if any, local news coverage of the upcoming June 23 Republican primary for Virginia’s U.S. Senate race I am writing to prod you into informing your readers.

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Overlooked Primary for U.S. Senate

Three Republicans on the ballot this month.

Don’t look now, but Virginia is in the closing days of a primary. You might not have heard about it because of the global pandemic and the economic crisis. But buried beneath all the headlines about police brutality and racial injustice, Republicans are about to decide which candidate they want to appear on the ballot this November against incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

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Appetite: 4 Ingredients for a Stellar Pandemic Picnic

A Friday-night picnic under the stars may look a little different in this age of social-distancing, but the weather waits for no pandemic, and the nights have turned warm and balmy.

Opinion: Column: Night and Now Daze

That wasn't so bad. Approximately 29 hours in the hospital in a private room and all I had to do was drink as much water as possible and shower half a dozen times.

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Let’s Get This Right: Mask Up NOVA

It’s Phase One and Executive Order 63 for Northern Virginia’s reopening.

On May 29, The Northern Virginia Regional Commission announced that it produced a Public Service Announcement emphasizing the importance of wearing a face mask in public indoor spaces.