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A garden fit for the queen of Del Ray

A garden fit for the queen of Del Ray

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A section of the neighborhood Nancy Dunning once championed may soon bear her name. Before her high profile murder, Dunning was best known for leading Del Ray’s revitalization. Then married to [...]

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Liz Lynch) The prolific Michael Lee Pope is back at it, this time using his sharpened reporter’s sense to dig up the stories behind Northern Virginia’s most nefarious characters and infamous incidents. With [...]

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) It looks as if members of the Ben Franklin Privacy Caucus have more work to do. Republican Delegate Richard Anderson, who co-chairs the new bipartisan personal privacy caucus along with Democratic [...]

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

File photo Up to this point, we know two things about food trucks in Alexandria: members of the public apparently want them in town, but roving restaurateurs seem uninterested in doing business here. Food trucks were [...]

Residents outline ‘least objectionable’ power line routes

Residents outline ‘least objectionable’ power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Residents tasked with scrutinizing Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria tentatively named routes that the community can live with last month. But it came as [...]

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) David M. Abshire, whose resume included co-founding a major think tank, serving as U.S. ambassador to NATO and repeatedly assisting former President Ronald Reagan, died Friday at age 88. Though a [...]

Digging into Alexandria’s food truck initiative

Digging into Alexandria’s food truck initiative

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria cautiously opened the doors to food trucks this summer, but few of the roving restaurants have taken City Hall up on its invitation to do business here. Just eight vendors [...]

Beyer cruises to victory, Warner holds narrow lead

Beyer cruises to victory, Warner holds narrow lead

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) It is now official: former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer (D) will succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) in Congress in January. The result was never really in doubt: the district [...]

The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Bookworm: The last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Image/Little, Brown) Your heroes are larger than life. They’re always tall, strong, and wise. No one can best them or outdo them, and no one can touch them in the good that they [...]

Editorial: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Editorial: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

(File photo) Though city officials earlier this year made a priority of stripping outdated, unnecessary and unenforceable laws from the books, it looks as though one managed to slip through the cracks. Just days ago, City [...]