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Council approves food truck rules

Council approves food truck rules

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors approved regulations for a food truck pilot program Tuesday, but methods to measure its success remain in the works. The controversial measure allows mobile eateries to sell their wares [...]

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Would a six-foot bulwark along the city’s waterfront end Old Town’s embarrassing tradition of flooding with every major storm? City officials say yes, but not all residents are sold. Part [...]

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) Just when you thought the Department of Motor Vehicles could not get any less popular, Virginia’s DMV officials sent cease-and-desist letters to passenger carrier companies Uber and Lyft, urging them to [...]

Euille handed first election defeat

Euille handed first election defeat

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) After two decades of going undefeated at the polls, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille got a rude awakening Tuesday night. The popular mayor garnered just 8 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s [...]

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Norfolk Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that the controversial state agency established to take control of struggling Virginia schools is unconstitutional. The Norfolk City School Board filed the lawsuit against [...]

Beyer wins Democratic primary for Congress

Beyer wins Democratic primary for Congress

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer easily won the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night, securing more than 45 percent of the vote. Turnout was relatively low, with [...]

Port City resident shocked to learn extent of police surveillance

Port City resident shocked to learn extent of police surveillance

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) When 28-year-old Alexandria resident David Hotle read Watchdog.org’s story last month about the images the Alexandria Police Department had randomly captured of a reporter’s vehicle with automatic license plate readers, it [...]

Congressional candidate differences lie in priorities, if not policy

Congressional candidate differences lie in priorities, if not policy

By Erich Wagner (File photo) While the crowded field of Democrats in the left-leaning 8th Congressional District agree on most issues, examining each candidate’s top priority exposes distinctions between the seven remaining hopefuls. Tuesday’s Democratic primary, [...]

School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria School Board members are poised to flip the switch on one of the city’s longest — and occasionally most contentious — on-and-off debates: Lighting up T.C. Williams’ football field. The [...]

WAMU OKs tweaked Don Beyer Volvo spots

WAMU OKs tweaked Don Beyer Volvo spots

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Just days after pulling corporate underwriting spots for District 8 congressional candidate Don Beyer’s car dealership, WAMU released a revamped version of the sponsorship message. When the public radio station started [...]