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Squeaker for Saslaw

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‘Challenge of Our Generation’ in Alexandria

Planning Commission approves stricter building, open space regulations, citing climate change.

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DASH, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

It gives local bus drivers wage and benefit parity with Metro, averts strike during Metro shutdown.

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Virginia Senate Minority Leader Faces Two Primary Challengers

Dick Saslaw hasn’t had a primary challenge since the 1970s; now he has two.

The last time Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw had a primary opponent, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and the Bee Gees were at the top of the charts. This year, for the first time since 1979, Saslaw has primary opposition. Not just one opponent, but two.

Delay T.C. Williams Lights Or Risk Costs

Plaintiffs say schools’ installation schedule may risk spending money twice; schools disagree.

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Alexandria Council Approves ‘Hugo Black House’ Alterations

Rejects opponents’ view that state-held preservation easement should apply.

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How to Bolster Public Housing in Alexandria?

ARHA, city weighs new HUD option to unlock private financing.

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‘Potentially a Disaster’ in Alexandria?

Council fears extended Metro shutdown economic impact.

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High School Expansion: Next in Alexandria

School system takes steps toward honing final plan, due September.

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At Budget Finish Line in Alexandria

Council negotiates final budget nickels and dimes.

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Who Best Represents Public Housing Residents in Alexandria?

Recent council appointment raises question about who gets to pick, and how.

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TC Lights Lawsuit Will Go to Trial

Judge overrules city’s request to dismiss residents’ case.

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Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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Green Late Deal in Alexandria

Broken promises and missed deadlines plague Eco-City Alexandria.

Alexandria adopted its Eco-City charter with great fanfare in 2008 along with a promise: The charter would be renewed in a decade. That deadline has now come and gone with no plans to update it. In 2009, members of the City Council approved an Eco-City action plan along with another promise: It would be renewed in five years. Once again, city officials breezed through that deadline.

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