News about city government, Alexandria City Council and the city’s representatives in the Virginia General Assembly.

Torpedo Factory study attracts renewed debate

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) A recent study by a respected economist commissioned by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association argues that the Torpedo Factory Art...

City backs West End office building purchase for school

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) City Council unanimously approved a transfer of $4.56 million from the city general fund to Alexandria City Public Schools to...

Northam wins local gubernatorial straw poll

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) President Donald Trump’s ears might have been burning Sunday night, as Virginia’s Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor railed...

Parents, students mobilize at city budget hearing

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) Ariya Harrington has trouble focusing in leaky classrooms. The 8-year-old student at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School also says that her...

Council advertises additional max tax increase

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors voted 6-1 to advertise a maximum property tax rate increase of 5.7 cents per $100 of assessed value...

City vape shops wary of new federal regulations

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Alexandria’s retailers and manufacturers in the growing e-cigarette industry are concerned that recently approved federal regulations will have negative effects...
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