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Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High [...]

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday ruled the high-ranking D.C. Department of Corrections official found dead in Alexandria was beaten and strangled to death. Agency spokesman Arkuie [...]

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) There aren’t too many requirements local law enforcement agencies in Virginia must meet to acquire excess military equipment. And once they do, they don’t always let the public know what they [...]

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

By Erich Wagner (File photo) If you watched city council’s first legislative meeting since June on Tuesday night, you may have noticed that things worked a little differently than in the past. That’s because councilors adopted [...]

Q&A with Justin Townes Earle

Q&A with Justin Townes Earle

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Justin Townes Earle) Few have lived as hard as Justin Townes Earle and survived to talk about it. Born the son of a famous musician (more on that later in the interview), Earle [...]

Local policymakers, experts analyze turmoil in Ferguson

Local policymakers, experts analyze turmoil in Ferguson

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Even before tensions began finally easing in Ferguson, Mo., local officials and experts began drawing what lessons they could from the unrest that captured the national spotlight. Ferguson became a household [...]

Editorial: Closure is in sight following Severance murder indictments

Editorial: Closure is in sight following Severance murder indictments

(Photo/Erich Wagner) Nothing rattles a community as much as unsolved violent crimes. Moreover, if those crimes happen to be seemingly random murders, committed across a swath of neighborhoods around midday, nerves give way to terror. Such [...]

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As city councilors return to City Hall this week for the first council sessions of the new legislative year, one word is on everybody’s lips: transportation. That is not without good [...]

ACPS: Lights feasible at T.C.

ACPS: Lights feasible at T.C.

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Lighting up T.C. Williams’ football field is doable, Alexandria City Public Schools officals announced last week. At a September 4 school board meeting, district director of educational facilities William Holley said [...]

Severance charged in three murders

Severance charged in three murders

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Police Chief Earl Cook believes his department has finally solved a string of high profile murders, one of which dated back more than a decade. Police announced Monday that they secured [...]