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Defending the Nation

Camp Day showcases Union troops at Fort Ward.

Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, a former Union Army installation and fifth largest built to defend Washington during the Civil War, held its...

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Go With the Flow

Water fight welcomes summer.

From water balloons to soaker guns, the residents of Watergate at Landmark came prepared...

U.S. Supreme Court Puts Virginians Safety at Risk

By Sen. Scott Surovell

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 issued a disturbing decision on guns, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen case...

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Police Advise: Avoid, Deny, Defend in Active Attacks

Would you know how to respond in critical minutes?

Recent news reports of active shooting events in distant locations, like Uvalde Texas and Buffalo New York, and...

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Post-Roe, Fairfax Supervisors Unanimously Forge Ahead

Speaking out, supervisors approve three-part board matter.

For residents in Fairfax County and the rest of Virginia and the nation, the future for abortion rights and access is uncertain now that the Supreme Court has...

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Journey to Freedom

Freedom House Museum celebrates grand opening.

It was one of the largest slave trading companies in the country. In the mid-19th century, the Franklin and Armfield...

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Candidates are Set for Fall Election

Don Beyer secures nomination as Republicans select candidates for fall election season.

Voters in Northern Virginia overwhelmingly supported four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8)...

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Class of 2022

Commonwealth Academy seniors graduate.

The Commonwealth Academy class of 2022 celebrated June 10 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial following two years of scaled back ceremonies due to the pandemic.

Local Park Recognized by National Group as Community Forest

n April and May Monticello Park in Alexandria is a stopover for migrating warblers, and the park fills with birders...

Play Ball!

Aces season opens at Frank Mann Field.

The Alexandria Aces baseball team opened its 2022 season with a decisive 8-4 victory over the Cropdusters...

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Ban Battle Botched

Inside the failed effort to ban assault weapons in Virginia.

Banning assault weapons was a major priority for gun-violence prevention advocates in early 2020...

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Titanic Celebrations

ACHS class of 2022 graduates

The inaugural graduating class of Alexandria City High School held its commencement ceremony June 4 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

ARHA and Alexandria Youth Impact Program Offering Free Two-Week Leadership Camp for Kids Ages 10-14

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) and the Alexandria Youth Impact Program (YIP) are joining forces to offer a two-week leadership camp for students at no cost to families.

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‘We Will Be Relentless’

City marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Market Square was a sea of orange as more than 350 people turned out June 3 for the Alexandria Chapter...

Virginia Reports First Case of Monkeypox

VDH: Northern Virginia resident with recent travel history to African country where the disease is known to occur.