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Alexandrians Sit on Edge of Eviction 2020-07-25 23:51:07The impact of the coronavirus with loss of income has led to a roller coaster for many Alexandria families who have fallen behind on their rent.

Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Dedicates ‘Black Lives Matter’ 2020-07-25 23:50:51About 25 members of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) — masked and socially distanced — joined Pastor Kate Walker the morning of July 7

‘Titan Oak’ in Danger in Alexandria 2020-07-25 23:30:31Concerned citizens and local activists gathered July 21 on the campus of T.C. Williams High School to protest the planned removal of a 150-year-old oa

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Citizens’ Expressions of 2020-07-25 23:29:31The Gazette published several articles in last week’s edition in which citizens expressed venom, hate, ignorance, and questionable conclusions u

Opinion: Commentary: Ongoing Unemployment Crisis in the Commonwealth 2020-07-25 23:28:55I wrote here in May that perhaps the most challenging aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic that was not health related remains the ongoing unemployment cri

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: It’s Not Too 2020-07-25 23:27:37Regarding the presumed presidential candidates. we Americans can do better. The parties have better, they can do better. America — the World &md

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Going Back to 2020-07-25 23:24:16With the July 8 decision by the Supreme Court to ban insurance coverage for contraceptives for women, we have gone back to the Dark Ages, where men in

‘Cancel Our Rent’ in Alexandria 2020-07-25 05:05:28Residents of Southern Towers apartments gathered July 15 at the Franklin P. Backus Courthouse in Old Town to protest for the cancellation of rent paym

Seniors to Protest Via Zoom 2020-07-25 04:40:53An online protest for older adults is being planned via Zoom to allow seniors to “gather in solidarity and bring attention to the need to end sy

City of Alexandria Employee Dies in Car Crash 2020-07-25 04:26:13Robert Bloom, the Public Safety Systems Administrator in the Department of Emergency and Customer Communications (DECC) for the City of Alexandria, di

150 Years of Service in Alexandria 2020-07-25 04:02:34The Alexandria Police Department marked the 150th anniversary of its founding with an informal gathering July 15 at police headquarters.

Alexandria’s Irish Walk to Close July 31 2020-07-25 03:43:23The Irish Walk, a landmark shopping destination in Old Town for over 50 years, will be closing its doors July 31, a casualty of a string of recent eco

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Isaias weakens to a tropical storm over eastern New! 2020-08-04 03:58:09NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Isaias weakens to a tropical storm over eastern North Carolina, says National Hurricane Center.

AP Exclusive: Mine consultant agreed Nevada plant in New! 2020-08-04 03:17:39RENO, Nev. (AP) — A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare dese

BP to cut dividends as it prepares for New! 2020-08-04 03:12:55LONDON (AP) — BP plc says it plans to slash dividends as the global oil company prepares for declining sales of fossil fuels by boosting investm

Record temperatures, pending deals inflame Iraq's power woes New! 2020-08-04 02:51:26BASRA, Iraq (AP) — In Iraq’s oil-rich south, the scorching summer months pose painful new choices in the age of the coronavirus: stay at h

Asian shares extend rally after S&P 500 nears New! 2020-08-04 02:18:23Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within

The Latest: UN says 1 billion students affected New! 2020-08-04 02:15:32UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus New! 2020-08-04 02:12:41MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday and poli

Arizona voters head to polls for GOP, Democratic New! 2020-08-04 01:01:24PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will be in the national spotlight in November as a presidential battleground and the home of one of the most closely watc

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire New! 2020-08-04 00:43:08BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunc

Dueling protesters including armed men face off in New! 2020-08-04 00:32:40COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — Groups of dueling protesters that included police supporters carrying rifles and flags supporting President Dona

'Sobering' report shows hardening attitudes against media New! 2020-08-04 00:31:01NEW YORK (AP) — The distrust many Americans feel toward the news media, caught up like much of the nation's problems in the partisan divide, on

Trump giving $35 million to aid human trafficking New! 2020-08-04 00:26:45WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is awarding more than $35 million in Justice Department grants to organizations that provide safe hou

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National Artifact Loaned to Suffragist Memorial 2020-07-17 00:38:44Last month, the National Park Service (NPS) announced the planned loan of a historic section of iron fence, once used to protect the White House, to m

Fairfax House Fire Causes $90,000 Damage 2020-07-17 00:13:12Fire officials say an early morning fire last Saturday displaced six people and caused approximately $90,000 damage to a Fairfax home.

Monetary Donations Needed for Fairfax County Students’ School 2020-07-17 00:02:37More than 30 percent of all children in Fairfax County Public Schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Farmers Market Reopens in Burke 2020-07-16 23:20:06The sweltering Saturday of July 11 was the first of the weekly Burke Farmers Markets since December, where farmers, bakers and chefs came from all ove

Discarded PPE Litters Neighborhoods 2020-07-16 09:00:08PPE litter

Opinion: Commentary: Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys Voicing Support for 2020-07-15 00:13:16We are a group of Commonwealth’s Attorneys who represent and are responsible for the safety of over 40 percent of the population of the Commonwe

Opinion: Column: It's a Twofer 2020-07-15 00:04:35And not just Tuesday, either. All week in fact, I'll be waiting to hear the music.

Five Fairfax County Graduates Named 2020 National Merit 2020-07-14 23:45:57Five Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2020 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National M

Revolutionary Measures in Police Reform in Fairfax County 2020-07-14 15:45:21Only 40% of Fairfax County Police officers are currently trained in crisis intervention techniques.

Opinion: Commentary: A Teacher’s Take on the Reopening 2020-07-14 07:11:35I teach high school English in Fairfax County Public Schools. A number of teachers from across the county suggested I share the following concerns wit

Coalition Pleads for Removal of Fairfax County SROs 2020-07-14 06:57:17"While schools' primary role is to serve as an institution for learning, it must also remain a suitable place for young people to mature and sometim

Randolph-Macon Academy Fully Opening for Fall 2020 Semester 2020-07-14 04:51:12Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia will open for on-campus operations for all students and staff for the Fall 2020 semester. All classes

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