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My View: Virginia General Assembly erred in not expanding Medicaid

My View: Virginia General Assembly erred in not expanding Medicaid

By Bill Euille (File photo) The Virginia General Assembly’s refusal to expand the state Medicaid program places more than 5,000 very low-income (mostly “working poor”) residents of Alexandria at a continued high risk of poor health, [...]

Editorial: A mayoral contest like no other

Editorial: A mayoral contest like no other

(File photo) Though only eight miles from Washington and all the machinations that take place in our nation’s capital, Alexandria normally seems a world apart: we do things in a more polite, more genteel manner. We [...]

T.C. soccer standouts head to Maryland after stints with D.C. United academy

T.C. soccer standouts head to Maryland after stints with D.C. United academy

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) As freshmen, Jorge Calix and Eryk Williamson did not know each other very well. The pair attends T.C. Williams High School, but had not had much contact, except on the soccer [...]

West Potomac’s Colin O’Grady falls short in ‘Jeopardy!’ semi-finals

West Potomac’s Colin O’Grady falls short in ‘Jeopardy!’ semi-finals

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) West Potomac High School has earned more national acclaim over the past two weeks, but in a slightly different way than normal, as 10th and 12th grade English teacher Colin O’Grady [...]

Astronaut encourages Jefferson-Houston students to reach for the stars

Astronaut encourages Jefferson-Houston students to reach for the stars

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Astronaut Charles Bolden visited more than 400 enthusiastic students and guests last week in the Jefferson-Houston School gymnasium. Sharing his experiences working for NASA as an astronaut and administrator, [...]

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors are flying around the Port City about the mayoral and city council races like toilet paper off the shelves before a winter storm. Mayor Bill Euille [...]

February 12 crossword solution

February 12 crossword solution

We had so much content this week that we didn’t have room to show last week’s crossword solution, so we are posting it here. - Times staff [...]

Ireton girls basketball moving in right direction under new coach Harris

Ireton girls basketball moving in right direction under new coach Harris

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It is often said that a team learns more about itself in defeat than in victory, so Bishop Ireton’s 69-45 defeat at home to St. Mary’s Ryken in girls basketball certainly [...]

Editorial: Departing T.C. Williams principal a tough act to follow

Editorial: Departing T.C. Williams principal a tough act to follow

Alexandria has many educators who work tirelessly to teach and nurture our city’s children. Few, however, have had the impact of T.C. Williams principal Suzanne Maxey, who announced last week that she is retiring after 40 [...]

Q&A with Irish-American singer Deirdre Reilly

Q&A with Irish-American singer Deirdre Reilly

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Born to Irish parents in Massachusetts, Deirdre Reilly has gained an enormous and loyal following in both American country music and the Irish-American community across the country. She has released seven [...]