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Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) visited the Arlandria branch of MOM’s Organic Market on Monday to laud the company’s practice of paying workers above the federal minimum wage. Kaine toured the [...]

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

By Erich Wagner (File photo) While most of the Virginia General Assembly’s work is done for the year, many of the Port City’s legislative priorities remain tied up in the ongoing brinkmanship over the state budget. [...]

Animals rescued from breeding mill find new home in Alexandria

Animals rescued from breeding mill find new home in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When the Humane Society of the United States asked local animal shelters for help caring for 180 neglected animals rescued from an Arkansas breeding mill, officials at the Animal Welfare League [...]

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Port City finally thaws out from a messy winter, city officials are taking stock of the cold weather’s toll on the blacktop. The city department of transportation and environmental [...]

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Planning Director Faroll Hamer, often the target of fierce criticism from residents during her tenure in Alexandria, is one of two high-ranking members of City Hall to announce plans to step [...]

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy image) In each of the three previous years that ACT for Alexandria has hosted a 24-hour online fundraiser for local nonprofits, the group surpassed its goals. So it’s easy to see why [...]

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

Heated words abound following bike lane vote

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City councilors ended months of debate when they unanimously approved adding bike lanes to a section of King Street earlier this month, but at least one resident remains up in arms. [...]

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

City Hall to expand red-light camera program

CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, the site of the red-light camera on Duke Street was incorrectly identified. By Erich Wagner (File photo) A pair of new red-light cameras planned for two local intersections are intended to [...]

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

Fire safety debate rages in Old Town

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Old Town residents are adamantly opposed to a plan to transfer Engine 204 from their neighborhood to the West End. But fire officials say the truck’s intended destination is one [...]

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As the city’s food truck task force prepared to kick off what likely was its final meeting Monday, members and local restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Rich Arslan spent a few [...]