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What are the issues in the race for the 8th District?

What are the issues in the race for the 8th District?

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Party leaders and political experts say issues like the economy and foreign policy will be at the forefront of the campaign to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) this [...]

Samuel W. Tucker: A man ahead of his time

Samuel W. Tucker: A man ahead of his time

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) In 1939, quietly reading a book in a city public library meant risking arrest, depending on the color of your skin. One young, black Alexandria attorney pressed it to his advantage. [...]

By Derrick Perkins City scientists detected West Nile Virus in area mosquitoes last month, but say it’s a regular occurrence and not at a level they find concerning. Those tasked with keeping tabs on the local [...]

Officials: Valid photo ID needed to cast ballot in November election

Officials: Valid photo ID needed to cast ballot in November election

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) City officials are reminding local voters they need valid photo identification if they plan on casting a ballot at November’s general election. The notification came after the state Board of Elections [...]

Student-run nonprofit serving military families takes off locally

Student-run nonprofit serving military families takes off locally

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) It’s early in the morning and 17-year-old T.C. Williams senior Abigail Hamilton is sitting in front of her computer screen, chatting with her partner Emma West over Facebook about her latest [...]

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

              You voted and the results are clear-cut. Take a look and see whom your neighbors turn to around town for a variety of everyday needs.    Best Brunch Winner: [...]

Prince and Cameron streets eyed for bike lanes

Prince and Cameron streets eyed for bike lanes

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Mere months after a contentious fight to add bike lanes — and remove parking spots — along King Street, city officials are contemplating making Prince and Cameron streets more cyclist-friendly. The [...]

New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Longtime dog trainer Kevin Gilliam said he had been looking for a way to exercise his pet in urban Alexandria without going to dog parks, which are too chaotic and unpredictable [...]

Capacity projects, analytics help ACPS grapple with growing enrollment

Capacity projects, analytics help ACPS grapple with growing enrollment

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As families prepare to return to school this fall by buying pencils, notebooks and calculators, Alexandria City Public Schools officials are again bracing for a bump in the number of students [...]

Jefferson-Houston ready for its close-up

Jefferson-Houston ready for its close-up

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The new Jefferson-Houston School building may incorporate architectural elements from the surrounding historic Parker Gray neighborhood on the outside, but its innards are designed with innovations intended to maximize learning. Just [...]