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VA Governor Announces 60 New Jobs in the City of Alexandria

August 3, 2016News ClipGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced that 'The Motley Fool' will invest $5M to upgrade its facility and expand recruiting in Alexandria.

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company, will invest $5 million to upgrade its facility and expand recruitment efforts in the City of Alexandria. Virginia successfully competed against Washington, D.C., for the project, which will retain 282 jobs and create 60 new jobs.

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Atlantic Gateway

August 3, 2016Blog Post

An exciting new transportation project has been announced for that traffic-clogged corridor south of Alexandria to Fredericksburg. The combined road and rail projects will total $1.4 billion in improvements, including $165 million in federal grants.

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Making Voter Registration Easier

August 3, 2016Blog Post

As I'm sure most of you know, on a 4-3 vote, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down the Governor's executive order restoring voting rights to felons on the unusual grounds that he could only restore them individually and not all at once. Fortunately, we have a Governor so dedicated to putting an end to this practice born out of Jim Crow that he's pledged to take his pen and individually restore everyone's rights.

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Alexandria: Remembering D-Day

June 1, 2016News ClipCaen Sister Cities committee to commemorate 72nd anniversary.

It was 80 years ago when Bill McNamara joined the National Guard in 1936. He was just 15 years old then and by the time he was 23, he was the youngest major in Europe, working for the Stars and Stripes newspaper and leading a six-man detachment across Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944.

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Inside AlexRenew

May 19, 2016News Clip Early June eyed for AlexRenew field opening.

On the surface, the nearly completed park near the east end of Eisenhower Avenue looks like any soccer field. It’s currently soggy and unusable, given the recent rain and some leakage issues, but by June, it should be operational and open to the public. What those playing on the field may not know is that they’re actually standing over 18 million gallons of nitrogen and phosphorous removed from the local water supply.

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Bipartisan Group of Legislators Call on Commissioner Cunningham to Ensure Transparency, Accountability in Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana Mergers

May 9, 2016Press ReleaseCite concern over possible diminished health care options, affordability, and quality

RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia Campaign for Consumer Choice announced twelve state elected officials, from both sides of the aisle, are calling on Insurance Commissioner Jacqueline Cunningham to hear the voices of consumers across Virginia on the effects of proposed mergers of Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana on options, affordability, and quality.

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Politicians for Cannabis Reform to be Honored at Awards Ceremony

May 7, 2016News Clip

In a joint effort to recognize the individuals working hard for cannabis reform in the Washington Metropolitan area, a coalition of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is holding their third annual Vanguard awards.

The Washington Metropolitan area is comprised of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia – also known as the DMV area. In 2014, cannabis activists from the DMV came together to form the DMV Cannabis Coalition (DMVCC).

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Transitway Comes to Arlington

April 12, 2016News ClipRibbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of joint Arlington-Alexandria bus service.

“This is Arlington,” said Sandra Borden from the Crystal City Civic Association as she points across Glebe Road, “and over there, that’s Alexandria.”

Four Mile Run divides Arlington and Alexandria in most places, with Potomac Yard as the northern tip of Alexandria bordering Crystal City at the southern end of Arlington. So far, those communities are fairly insular, but with new residential developments moving into Crystal City and a major Potomac Yard commercial redevelopment underway, a new transit system hopes to bridge that gap.

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Alexandria: Uniting for Clean Energy

April 7, 2016News ClipRally spotlights climate change’s effects on people.

A rally to support clean power, held in Market Square on April 2, was interrupted by a heckler denouncing climate change as a fraud. For attendees of the rally, it was an unexpected disturbance, but the legislators hosting the event say it’s par for the course.

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Democratic lawmakers oppose renaming law school for Scalia

April 6, 2016News Clip

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely.

 

Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, also known as SCHEV, asking it to reject the university’s renaming plan out of concern over whether Scalia is worthy of the honor. Mason, Virginia’s largest public university, has said it needs the council’s approval for the new name.

 

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