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U.S. Park Police Charged in Killing of McLean Resident

Family has waited for justice since November 2017 when Bijan Ghaisar was shot.

Latest: Police Officers Turn Themselves In

Opinion: Column: “I’ll Think About That Tomorrow”

What I'm thinking about – and being thankful for, today, is the disappearance of all the side effects I've been experiencing during the last four weeks or so since I began my pill regimen for my papillary thyroid cancer treatment.

Opinion: Commentary: Special Session Summary #1: Criminal Justice Reform Delivered

First of three parts.

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Locals Revisit the Civil War at Fort Willard

By 1865, Fort Willard was southernmost of 68 forts and 93 batteries armed with over 800 cannons protecting Washington.

In 1862 and 1863, at the apex of today’s Belle Haven community, Union soldiers at Fort Willard were on the lookout for enemies coming up the Potomac River or approaching along Accotink Turnpike.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Does Changing the Names Violate Free Speech?

Public edifices typically acquire their names at their time of construction.

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Evelyn deLottinville, Local Business Leader, Dies at 64

Evelyn deLottinville, vice president and branch manager at the Duke Street branch of United Bank, died Sept. 28 after a brief battle with leukemia.

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Best in Business in Alexandria

INOVA Alexandria tops 2020 honorees

Campagna Center president and CEO Tammy Mann was honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the Business Leader of the Year at the Oct. 1, 2020 Best in Business Awards.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Police in ACPS Harms Students, Especially Black and Brown Students and Students with Disabilities

A July 3 Gazette-Packet article entitled “Reconsidering Police in Schools in Alexandria” tapped into the growing demands of activist groups, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, and ACPS students to remove police from our schools.

Opinion: Commentary: Alexandria School Board Must Vote to Get Police Out of Schools

All children deserve to go to school and feel safe and supported.

40 Under 40 in Alexandria

Chamber to honor young leaders Oct. 29

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will pay tribute to the city’s young business and community leaders Oct. 29 at the fifth annual 40 Under 40 awards ceremony.

The Other Alexandria: Giving Back to the Youth: Joyce Casey Sanchez

Mrs. Joyce Casey Sanchez is an 87-year-old who lives in the Seminary area of Alexandria, Va.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Taking a Bite Out of Alexandria’s Historic District

The Southwest Quadrant of the Old and Historic District is under serious assault.

Opinion: Column: “And Awaaay We Go!”

As Jackie Gleason would say as he segued from his monologue into the sketch comedy that followed on his Saturday night entertainment hour on CBS.

Mary Moran Dies at 65

Mary Moran, a longtime Alexandria resident who relocated in recent years to Leonardtown, Md., died Oct. 1 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Hiding at the Top of the Ticket

Race for Senate features two-term incumbent versus first-time candidate.

When Mark Warner ran for governor in 2001, opponents knocked him for wanting to be governor without having ever run for office before.