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Kenmore Middle School Unified Team

More than 700 athletes with and without disabilities from across Northern Virginia took to the hardcourts in Arlington and Fairfax counties on Saturday, Feb. 12, for Special Olympics Virginia’s Potomac Region Basketball Tournament.

Fisette Will Not Seek Re-Election

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette has decided not to run for re-election to the board this year.

Pierce To Leave Arlington Community Foundation

Arlington Community Foundation Executive Director Wanda L. Pierce will step down as executive director in March after more than 8 years of leading the foundation.

Ready for Lutheran Schools Week

Students at Our Savior Lutheran School will join thousands of their peers across the country to celebrate Lutheran Schools Week beginning on Sunday, March 5 and continuing through Friday, March 10.

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Beware Early Allergy Season

Experts offer suggestions for preventing and treating allergy symptoms.

Those experiencing Itchy, watery eyes and seemingly endless sneezing know that spring allergy season is getting an early start this year thanks to this season’s mild winter weather.

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Prayer Vigil at ICE Office

Rising Hope pastor speaks about arrests outside church.

On the morning of Feb. 8, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers showed up across the street from Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria.

Fairfax County Solicits Public Input on Environmental Vision

Online survey open through March 6.

Fairfax County is preparing to update the Environmental Excellence 20-Year Vision Plan (Environmental Vision) and the public is urged to weigh in via an online survey.

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Chief to Release Name of Officer in Herndon Shooting

Risk assessment is complete.

The risk assessment of the officer involved in the fatal Jan. 16 shooting of Mohammad Azim Doudzai is now finished, according to a Feb. 24 release from Fairfax County Police.

U.S. Marshals Warn Public of Jury Duty Phone Scams

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty.

Editorial: Good, Bad and Missed Opportunities

Results of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

GOOD THINGS Progress in funding mental health and addressing the opioid epidemic on multiple levels were among the successes of the 2017 General Assembly session.

Letter to the Editor: Educate And Advocate

Regarding the Centreville Immigration Forum/Centreville Labor Resource Center (CIF/CLRC) response to recent immigration orders from the new administration, these orders are far-reaching and have potential effects that will be devastating for the community.

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Annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance in Centreville

The girls from Centreville Elementary School danced the night away on Friday, Feb. 17 at a Hawaiian Luau with their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles and in one case, an older brother.

Death Under Investigation in Centreville

Officers from the Sully Police District responded on Feb. 18 around 1 p.m. to the 6200 block of Prince Way for an unresponsive man and car that struck a townhouse.

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LTA Stages ‘Key for Two’

British farce with situational and physical humor.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Key for Two" from Feb. 25 to March 18.

Commentary: Get Involved in Politics

As the regular 2017 Virginia legislative session comes to a close I have to admit that this session has been one of the most interesting that I have experienced.

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Getting Ready for National Rebuilding Day

Rebuilding Together Alexandria

As National Rebuilding Day 2017 approaches, on Saturday, April 29, Rebuilding Together Alexandria staff is busily prepping 40 teams for a city-wide day of volunteerism, a day in which thousands of volunteers across the country partake.

Commentary: Progress on Mental Health Reforms

A robust legislative agenda seeking to improve Virginia’s approach to mental health crises emerged this year from the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services.

Letter to the Editor: Pedestrians, Be Alert

I read with great interest your excellent article about pedestrian safety. I hope your readers will take the time to read this letter as it conveys some very important additional points.