Stories for January 2018

Stories for January 2018


Tuesday, January 30

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In the Kitchen in Alexandria: Meet Chef Cruz

Vola's Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge

Monday, January 29

Commentary: Much To Do — with Many New Faces

Commentary: Progress on Transportation Safety

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Commentary: Resolve to Get Involved in 2018

Thursday, January 25

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Naked Truth About Strip Searches at Traffic Stops

Northern Virginia Democrat advocates for strip searches to combat opioid crisis.

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Promoting Safe Bicycling in Fairfax County

Cycling advocacy group hosts county law enforcement reps at monthly meeting.

Opinion: Editorial: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Male, 60 percent; female 40 percent; less than 2 percent poor; less than 2 percent African American; less than 2 percent Latino.

Wednesday, January 24

Commentary: Long View on Legislative Proposals

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Turn-of-the-century musical of family who adopts a "boy" who is really a girl.

Tuesday, January 23

Commentary: Working with a Full Agenda in Richmond

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Stuffing the Bus in Mount Vernon

About 31 boxes of food and $200 collected for United Community Ministries.

Points of Light Foundation Honors Mackie-Smith

RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer named Points of Light award recipient.

Monday, January 22

Commentary: Looking Back While Planning for the Future

Saturday, January 20

Wednesday, January 17

Commentary: First Week in Richmond

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New Year, New Order

Local organizers teach methods for streamlining a space.

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Town Hall in West Springfield Told of ‘Chaos-Causing Trump Effect’

Fairfax County NAACP hosts Town Hall gathering with Kaine.

New Fees to Be Implemented for Fairfax County Student Transfer Applications

Applications available online Feb. 5.

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Northern Virginia Lawmakers Push for Menstrual Equity

General Assembly to consider bills providing feminine hygiene products in schools and prisons.

For one Alexandria woman who was booked into the Fairfax County jail a few years ago, the stress of the criminal justice system wasn't just about prosecution and detention. It was also about shame. Deputies confiscated her underwear because it wasn't white, the only color inmates are allowed to wear at the Fairfax jail. So she started worrying about what would happen when she started menstruating.

Tuesday, January 16

Commentary: Richmond Report: New Building, New Governor, New Day

Monday, January 15

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ACCT Presents "Seussical, Jr." in Alexandria

Dr. Seuss's favorite characters come to life in this musical for children.

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Local Landmarks Inspire Author’s First Novel

Legal thriller meets murder mystery.

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A View of the Potomac River

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Fort Hunt High School alumna Hoda Kotb becomes The Today Show co-anchor.

Commentary: Looking Back While Planning for the Future in Mount Vernon

Commentary: Proposing Bills for New Legislative Session in Virginia

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In 2017, Alexandria Shelter Cared for 2,145 Animals

Euthanasia rate below state average.

Sunday, January 14

Wednesday, January 10

Opinion: Editorial: Pulling Legal Status from Local Salvadorans

Bad for communities, bad for the economy, bad for the families, and no upside.

Commentary: Here’s What Makes America Great

Tuesday, January 9

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Citizens Shape Virginia Assembly Agenda

Fairfax delegation to General Assembly hears from public before heading to Richmond.

Monday, January 8

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2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Mixed reactions from local tastemakers who offer design ideas.

Friday, January 5

Thursday, January 4

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From Medicaid to Broadband, Northern Virginia Lawmakers Prepare for Raucous Session

Democrats plan to use new numbers to accomplish wide-ranging agenda.

This year’s General Assembly will be like no other. For starters, members walking the halls of the Capitol will look different. The crop of freshman includes the first transgender woman to serve in the Virginia General Assembly, the first lesbian, the first Asian-American women and the first two Latinas. Gone are the 12 Republican members who were unseated, all white males. Also gone are the three members who got out before the bloodbath that flipped their seats from red to blue, also all white males. In their place is a diverse and young group of new members who are eager to make their mark on the commonwealth.

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New Church Forms in Fairfax

Howard Ministry Church will meet Saturdays at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax once a month.

New Church Forms in Fairfax

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Looking Ahead at Challenges of 2018 in Lee District

Among priorities: revitalizing Springfield and Route 1.

Lee District in 2018

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Park Service To Evaluate George Washington Memorial Parkway Traffic Safety

Study to include safety improvement recommendations.

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Wednesday, January 3

Commentary: Not Smart, Not Right, and Not Fair

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Ready for the Cold

Preventing, recognizing and treating hypothermia and frostbite.

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Trees in Fairfax County Continue To Be Targets of Insects

Traps set for cankerworms.

Tuesday, January 2

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Local Pop Star Rorie Sings Her Way to the Big Time

Local Pop Star Rorie Sings Her Way to the Big Time