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Ashes to Go on Feb. 14 in Alexandria

Area churches offer ashes at local transportation spots.

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Money Mishmash in Alexandria

Advisory group considers financing and policy tools for public housing.

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Come Together in Alexandria

Department of Community and Human Services shifts services towards the West End.

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The Last Piece in Alexandria

Final southern waterfront development approved.

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Night of Stars in Alexandria

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Feeding the Flu

What to eat when fighting the flu.

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Virginia Lawmakers Play Whack-A-Mole with Predatory Lenders

Senate panel takes action limiting one kind of high-interest loan, leaving loophole for another.

By this time next year, high-interest lenders may be prohibited from making consumer finance loans — at least ones they find profitable at 200 percent interest. So that loophole may be closed by the end of the General Assembly session. But it seems likely lawmakers will leave Richmond this year creating no restrictions on open-end lines of credit, raising concern among some that lawmakers are playing a game of whack-a-mole.

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