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Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) As Dominion Virginia Power officials consider tearing up local neighborhoods for a 230-kilovolt transmission line, the utility gave back to the community Tuesday, building an outdoor classroom for public school students. [...]

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

By Derrick Perkins City police say they closed the book on a longstanding unsolved murder case Tuesday, accusing an incarcerated man of slaying a fugitive from justice in 2009. Authorities said Willie Smith, who [...]

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

By Katelyn Guderian (File photo) For decades, Alexandria resident Maurice Barboza sought to honor black soldiers and sailors who fought for America’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. Barboza, whose forefathers also fought in the Revolution, is [...]

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Mentioning cycling in casual conversation — in Alexandria, at least — quickly elicits harrowing tales of two-wheeled hooligans tearing full bore past stop signs. But pedestrians and motorists aren’t alone in [...]

Editorial: Having the shoe on the other foot presents a learning opportunity

Editorial: Having the shoe on the other foot presents a learning opportunity

(File image) It is easy to view Alexandria’s government as an overly powerful entity that controls too much of our lives. After all, in addition to enforcing laws about big things like murder, assault and robbery, [...]

Residents question Dominion power line plans

Residents question Dominion power line plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Dominion Virginia Power officials still refuse to say where they would prefer to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria, but one offered a guess last week. “If there was a [...]

School board moves forward on T.C. lights

School board moves forward on T.C. lights

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The Alexandria School Board voted last week to move forward with a controversial proposal to light T.C. Williams’ football stadium. Neighbors decried the decision as reneging on a decades-old promise and [...]

Couples laud lifting of same-sex marriage ban

Couples laud lifting of same-sex marriage ban

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Dawn Turton was having a quiet Monday morning. She had the day off, and happened to check Twitter as the news percolated: the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear several cases [...]

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It took you a while to get the hang of things. But you did — eventually. It always is that way with a new job. Nobody is born knowing how to [...]

Donating blood is not just a human activity

Donating blood is not just a human activity

By Isabel Alvarez My dogs recently applied to become blood donors. Well, I applied on their behalf, but they patiently went through the process to ensure their blood is worth collecting so that they [...]