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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Prevailing Wage Requirements Expanded in Potomac

Prevailing Wage

Hearings on Operating Budget in Potomac

Budget in Montgomery County

Real Estate Tax Rate ‘Ceiling’

Lower tax rate expected, but homeowners will still pay more.

Real Estate Tax

Letter: Don’t Rename Sully District

Sully District

Ditch Warfare

House Republicans push for tax cuts; Senate Democrats push back.

Taxes

Commentary: Campaign FInance Reform is Alive but Needs Support in Arlington

Individuals can make their voice heard this week.

Campaign finance

Column: Getting Down to Work

Richmond house activities

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Chap Petersen Named Legislator of the Year by Virginia Chamber

Legislator of the Year

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Next Steps for Confederate Names Task Force

Residents react to proposal to change names of Lee and Lee-Jackson Memorial highways

Name change task force

Voters to Determine Direction of City

Republican Annetta Catchings challenges incumbent Democrat Justin Wilson for mayor.

The race for mayor comes down to a simple question: Are Alexandria voters happy with the direction of the city or not?

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Fairfax Defers Decision on Collective Bargaining

FCPS employees are not part of the ordinance.

Collective Bargaining

Serve on the Community Oversight (of Police) Board

Arlington Oversight Board

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Contaminated Legacy

From slave plantation to industrial pollution, a hidden history of North Old Town.

The shuttered power plant dominating the landscape in North Old Town has layers of industrial pollution, a hidden history buried under the contaminated soil of the Potomac River Generating Station. Even before the coal-fired power plant was constructed in 1949, the property was home to the American Chlorophyll Company and Potomac River Clay Works. That means the long and complicated task known as "remediating" the property could mean removing everything from coal ash and mercury to industrial fertilizer and hazardous metals.

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Reform Is in the Bag

City Council to consider new five-cent tax for each plastic bag.

Alexandria started pressing for a plastic bag tax when George W. Bush was in the White House and Virginia was a red state. Now the years of advocacy have finally paid off, and state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) has been able to pass a bill giving City Hall authority to impose a five-cent tax on each and every plastic bag that's used in grocery stores and convenience stores.

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