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Let There Be Light

Santa lights 40-foot holiday tree.

Holiday Tree

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Operation Warm

New coats help children in need.

Coat donations

Puller Institute, Applications Open

Puller Institute

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Rising Tides in Alexandria

Flooding third worst in city history.

Flooding

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15th Annual Alexandria Film Festival Is Now

Alexandria Film Festival

Column: Racial Injustice Is Violence

Develop evidence-based actions to protect dignity and humanity of Black and brown lives.

Racial justice

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Two Independents, One Republican Face Six Democrats in Alexandria

Voters will have six votes for six seats.

Back in May 2009, an independent and a Republican were able to knock off two incumbent members of the Alexandria City Council in an extremely low turnout election where only 12 percent of voters showed up to the polls. A few weeks later, the lame duck council ditched the idea of having May elections in favor of moving the election to November, when turnout is much larger and Democrats tend to perform better.

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

3,000 coats to help kids in need.

Coat donations

Plea for Refugee Assistance in Alexandria

Donate to help refugees and their families who are still in Afghanistan.

Refugee Assistance

Voters to Determine Direction of City

Republican Annetta Catchings challenges incumbent Democrat Justin Wilson for mayor.

The race for mayor comes down to a simple question: Are Alexandria voters happy with the direction of the city or not?

Meet the Candidates in Alexandria

15 vying in School Board election; only three incumbents seeking re-election.

School Board Election

Forum for Mayoral Candidates

Alexandria Election

And Chaos for Those Who Live on Lee Street

Lee Street

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Contaminated Legacy

From slave plantation to industrial pollution, a hidden history of North Old Town.

The shuttered power plant dominating the landscape in North Old Town has layers of industrial pollution, a hidden history buried under the contaminated soil of the Potomac River Generating Station. Even before the coal-fired power plant was constructed in 1949, the property was home to the American Chlorophyll Company and Potomac River Clay Works. That means the long and complicated task known as "remediating" the property could mean removing everything from coal ash and mercury to industrial fertilizer and hazardous metals.

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