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An Avian Drama Is Underway 2021-04-18 04:09:07Most likely, Fort Hunt Softball League players at Whitman Middle School and youngsters romping on the Martin Luther King Park playground nearby don&rs

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Supporting Allison Silberberg 2021-04-18 04:07:18Allison Silberberg is our City’s best choice for mayor.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Who Should Pay 2021-04-18 04:06:46In attempting to advance a case for reparations, Elisabeth Vodola blurs what should be a bright line between the U.S. and Britain.

Fairfax County’s Streams Are in Trouble 2021-04-18 04:01:30Five volunteers spent Friday morning jabbing a long-handled mesh net into a stream bottom, scraping the streambanks, scooping up submerged woody debri

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Wrong Solution on 2021-04-18 04:00:23U.S. Park Service proposal to improve safety along the southern stretch of George Washington Parkway as described in April 8 Gazette is the wrong solu

Departmental Progressive Club to Host Candidate Forum April 2021-04-18 03:06:53The Departmental Progressive Club will host a mayoral and city council candidates’ forum April 20th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Opinion: Commentary: Update on Veto Session 2021-04-18 02:26:24This past week, we returned to Richmond for Reconvened Session or Veto Session to consider Governor Northam’s amendments to the state budget and

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Mayor Wilson Doesn’t 2021-04-18 02:17:51We served on City Council with both Mayor Justin Wilson and former Mayor Allison Silberberg, who issued a statement on March 25, announcing her candid

T.C., Maury Schools Renamed 2021-04-18 01:22:27The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.

Opinion: Commentary: Road Diet, Mumble Strips, Speed Enforcement 2021-04-18 00:59:01The George Washington Parkway is a scenic and vital thoroughfare running through the 30th District.

The Other Alexandria: He Had Their Backs: Harold 2021-04-18 00:36:10Harold Bell was the first African American to host and produce his own Sports Talk Radio show, “Inside Sports,” in Washington, D.C. from 1

Board Approves Historic Zoning for River Farm in 2021-04-17 16:39:44Signs have been posted in front of American Horticultural Society headquarters that say the property is closed to the public, said Katherine Ward, of

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Officials: Hunger-striking Navalny to go to prison hospital New! 2021-04-19 11:59:30MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, will be admitted to a hos

Prosecutor: Chauvin 'had to know' Floyd's life was New! 2021-04-19 11:54:12MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin “had to know” he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried out over

The Latest: India to expand vaccination eligibility in New! 2021-04-19 11:44:56NEW DELHI — India says it will begin vaccinating everyone 18 and older for the coronavirus starting May 1 as the country battles a surge in infe

Insurer to pay $8M to Black man paralyzed New! 2021-04-19 11:44:28IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An insurance company for the City of Cedar Rapids will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white

Prosecutor: Man who fatally shot 8 at FedEx New! 2021-04-19 11:43:21INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutor: Man who fatally shot 8 at FedEx facility never had 'red flag' hearing, even after mom warned of suicide risk.

Police: Stalker arrested at Taylor Swift's New York New! 2021-04-19 11:37:05NEW YORK (AP) — A stalker who claims pop star Taylor Swift is communicating with him on social media was arrested on a trespassing charge after

Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death New! 2021-04-19 11:31:14MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis:

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events New! 2021-04-19 11:27:09OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about

NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another New! 2021-04-19 11:26:17CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday,

2 views of Floyd onlookers: Desperate to help, New! 2021-04-19 11:25:04To the prosecution, the witnesses who watched George Floyd ’s body go still were regular people — a firefighter, a mixed martial arts figh

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus New! 2021-04-19 11:23:34NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which author

Belgian Olympians get priority vaccines ahead of Tokyo New! 2021-04-19 11:22:43BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Olympians traveling to Japan for the Tokyo Games were promised priority treatment for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday.

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Running for Second in Command 2021-04-15 00:37:37Seven Democrats and six Republicans are trying to secure their parties' nomination to be the candidate for lieutenant governor on the November ballot

There’s More Than Meets the Eye at Traffic 2021-04-14 23:25:01Traffic signals

Opinion: Column: Hitting The Nail on the Head 2021-04-14 03:19:53What are all these "Toe Nail Clipper" emails I receive nearly every day?

Opinion: Commentary: Earth Day – Then and Now 2021-04-14 02:58:30Fifty-one years ago, in 1970, the first Earth Day took place on April 22.

HomeLifeStyle: Kitchen Trends for 2021 2021-04-14 02:34:42As the command station for many households, kitchens are for more than just cooking.

Results of Arlington and Montgomery County Collaboration on 2021-04-14 01:54:46Local officials in Arlington and Montgomery counties continue their collaborative efforts following upticks in their communities' airplane noise comp

Opinion: Column: Being Driven Only Slightly Crazy 2021-04-09 02:06:16So this is what it's like to be out of the house and driving around: mask on, surgical gloves in the console, hand sanitizer in the glove box; not so

Estate Planning During Pandemic 2021-04-09 01:17:55With the nation sadly surpassing 500,000 Covid-related deaths, mortality is much more on the mind of many.

Bicycling in Fairfax County Looking to Expand 2021-04-09 00:16:15With the warm weather approaching, Fairfax County is holding a series of meetings to hear thoughts about active transportation in the county, and this

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Making a Path 2021-04-08 23:56:10I'm a parent to a transgender daughter in fifth grade in FCPS.

Fairfax County Public Schools to Offer Four Days 2021-04-08 23:46:53Some students in the Fairfax County Public Schools system could be poised to clean off the family dining room table by April 20.

Cicada Stroll Bingo! 2021-04-08 23:28:37This spring, Fairfax County and parts of Northern Virginia will be among the regions of the Mid-Atlantic states that see millions of Brood X cicadas e

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