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Only Embark with Everyone in Mount Vernon Aboard

Residents concerned transportation revitalization could leave Mount Vernon affordability in the dust.

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

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In 2017, Alexandria Shelter Cared for 2,145 Animals

Euthanasia rate below state average.

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Focused on Improving Health of the Community

Neighborhood Health celebrates 20 years.

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Trouble Down the Metro Tracks

Regional Metro leadership outlines upcoming crisis.

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Tour de Mount Vernon

Storck describes annual Mount Vernon bike tour.

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Route 1: A Transit Story

Problems and solutions to Mount Vernon’s Route 1 woes

Mass for First Responders

Honoring those who “put their lives on the line.”

Honoring those who “put their lives on the line.”

Violence in Charlottesville reignites questions about Alexandria’s Confederate icons.

Questions about Alexandria’s Confederate icons.

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Trail Season in Alexandria

A guide to bike and pedestrian trails throughout Alexandria and beyond.

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Northern Virginia: Bumpy road ahead for Capital Bikeshare expansion in Northern Virginia.

It takes a little over two hours to bike from downtown Washington D.C. to Reston. For the Capital Bikeshare, it’s a trip that’s taken six years.

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Alexandria, Mount Vernon: Shifting Gears

Bumpy road ahead for Capital Bikeshare expansion in Northern Virginia.

It takes a little over two hours to bike from downtown Washington D.C. to Reston. For the Capital Bikeshare, it’s a trip that’s taken six years.

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Trick and Treating along Lee Street

Trick and Treating along Lee Street

Outrage Over Traffic Calming

Using congestion to slow traffic

Traffic is slower on King Street. That was part of the city’s Complete Streets goal; to slow vehicular speeds on the stretch of road between T.C. Williams High School and the Masonic Temple.

Voter Fraud Charged

Vafalay Massaquoi was arraigned on Oct. 28 in Alexandria General District Court on four felony charges related to allegations of voter registration fraud.

School Board Notes

Neighbors Push Back

T.C. Williams Advisory Committee has been meeting in its current form since 2007 to resolve issues between the local neighborhoods and the high school.

Alexandria Issues Seeking Statewide Solutions

City reviews 2017 legislative package.

From the ongoing debate over Confederate statues to the cutting edge of body-camera technology, Alexandria’s City Council considered a series of local and statewide topics to be addressed in the upcoming state legislative session.

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Ghost Stories of Old Town

Mysteries, phantoms, and Devil-Bats lurk through city streets.

Many Old Town Alexandrians are protective of their city. For some, that defensiveness continues beyond the grave.

The Fight for the 45th

Democratic primary candidates vying to replace Delegate Krupicka lay out campaign priorities.

As with most candidates in a primary, the Democrats campaigning to replace Robert Krupicka as delegate for Virginia’s 45th District which includes parts of Alexandria, Arlington and Mount Vernon, don’t vary greatly in their positions on political issues. Where these candidates do vary is their experience and priorities.

Alexandria: Add/Delete Budget Drama

Council members spar over last minute additions.

A preliminary discussion of the City Council’s Add/Deletes from the budget led to a heated exchange between council members during their April 28 meeting.

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Alexandria: Developing in the City

One hotel property opens, another remains stalled.

While developments at one Carr hotel property in Alexandria remains stalled due to an impending decision by Virginia’s Supreme Court, another Carr property opened across town.

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Alexandria: IB to the Rescue?

Jefferson-Houston to expand International Baccalaureate program.

Alexandria’s unaccredited Jefferson-Houston elementary and middle school is expanding its International Baccalaureate (IB) program to the full school in hopes of reforming the school’s image. Jefferson-Houston will be the first and only school in the Alexandria school system to have a full International Baccalaureate program.

Alexandria: Waterfront Developer Muddies Public Relations

Residents, council members disparage company’s email.

A select group of Waterfront residents received an unexpected email from EYA, the developer currently set to redevelop the Robinson Terminal South site.

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Northern Virginia Democrats Hold Their Ground

In uneasy election, Beyer takes 8th district, but leaves Senate too close to call.

Despite the election still being too close to call, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner gave his supporters at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City a full smile and a victory speech. With less than 1 percent of the vote favoring Warner over his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, the question is whether or not Gillespie will ask for a recount. But if this was troubling Warner as much as it was the Democrats gathered the night of Nov 4, he didn’t show it.

City Suspends Ticketing of ‘For Sale’ Cars

Cars displaying for “For Sale” signs on Alexandria public streets will no longer be ticketed.

Severance Trial Set for October 2015

The murder trial of Charles Severance has been set for Oct 5., 2015.

An Economic Debate

8th Congressional District candidates differ over priorities.

Congressional candidates Don Beyer and Micah Edmond squared off last week at a forum in what could rank as one of the election season’s tamest political debates.

Following Don Beyer’s Political Journey

Don Beyer likes climbing mountains. One of his two current dreams is to climb a via feratta, one of the climbing routes along the alps. Beyer has a certain fascination with the Eiger, or “The North Wall.” For Beyer, the appeal is in the challenge.

Micah Edmond Walking the District

On the campaign trail with Edmond.

Micah Edmond’s 8th District Congressional campaign has a problem.