Archive for 'Politics'

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police officers have petitioned Alexandria’s top elected officials for pay raises this year, warning of dire consequences unless changes are made. Citing sinking morale and a worsening brain drain, leaders [...]

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) There aren’t too many requirements local law enforcement agencies in Virginia must meet to acquire excess military equipment. And once they do, they don’t always let the public know what they [...]

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

By Erich Wagner (File photo) If you watched city council’s first legislative meeting since June on Tuesday night, you may have noticed that things worked a little differently than in the past. That’s because councilors adopted [...]

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As city councilors return to City Hall this week for the first council sessions of the new legislative year, one word is on everybody’s lips: transportation. That is not without good [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Edmond hopes shoe-leather campaigning will lead to November upset

Edmond hopes shoe-leather campaigning will lead to November upset

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When asked about his odds of victory in a heavily Democratic district against a well-funded opponent, Republican congressional candidate Micah Edmond said you don’t have to look further than this year [...]

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One evening last summer, Mayor Bill Euille honored a straight-A T.C. Williams student and champion boxer named Iesha Kenney, who trains at the Alexandria Boxing Club. Congratulating Kenney on an [...]

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

City Hall beset by recent staff departures

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services Director Rich Baier became the latest high-profile city staffer to depart the Port City this month, officials sought to dispel any notion that [...]

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

Businesses remain mixed on extended meter hours

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Nearly a month after city council extended parking meter hours to 9 p.m. across the city, the business community is still mixed on the change. Old Town shop owners and restaurateurs [...]