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  1. Washington-area obituaries of noteRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Simeon P. "Sim" Taylor III, 89, an assistant director of research at the National Education Association from 1961 to 1980 who later taught mathematics at colleges in Hampton, Va., and at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, died May 22 at a retirement community in Springfield, Va. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Millicent Taylor.

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  2. Alexandria and Arlington County crime reportRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Washington Post

    These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .

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  3. Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Washington Post

    Arlington County Invasive Plant program needs volunteers to remove invasive plants: 9-11 a.m. first Saturdays, Haley Park; 10 a.m.-noon second Saturdays, Lacey Woods; 2-4:30 p.m. second Sundays, Gulf Branch Nature Center; 10 a.m.-noon third Saturdays, Tuckahoe Park; 2-4 p.m. third Saturdays, Madison Manor; 2-5 p.m. third Sundays, Long Branch Nature Center; 10 a.m.-noon fourth Saturdays, Benjamin Banneker Park; 10 a.m.-noon fourth Sundays, Fort Bennett Park. Information: www.environment.arlingtonva.us .

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  4. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  5. Washington-area obituaries of noteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Washington Post

    Betty R. Wright, 90, an Alexandria philanthropist and co-founder of the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, died June 20 at her home Alexandria, Va. She had cancer, said a friend and executor, Lionel C. Epstein.

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  6. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  7. Alexandria-Arlington news in briefRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Washington Post

    The Arlington County Board recently awarded a $1.082 million contract to FHP Tectonics to install playgrounds on three lawn areas at the south end of Long Bridge Park between Sixth Street South and the soccer fields. Construction is expected to begin this summer and take about six months.

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  8. A disturbing quote about teaching literature in Common Core eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Washington Post

    How disturbing is the following quote, from this New York Times story titled "English Class in Common Core Era: 'Tom Sawyer' and Court Opinions?" The story talks about how English class has changed in the Common Core era because the standards call for students to read much more non-fiction than they did before. How much? The Common Core standards call for nonfiction works to represent half of reading assignments in elementary school and a full 70 percent by grade 12 - though this is meant to be across the curriculum and not just in English class.

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  9. Why it got way harder to buy a house over the past yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Washington Post

    A sale sign is seen outside a house in Alexandria, Va., in July 2010. The housing market is improving, leading to higher prices.

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  10. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  11. Alexandria and Arlington crime reportRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Washington Post

    These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .

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  12. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  13. Alexandria-Arlington news in briefRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Washington Post

    The Alexandria Archaeological Commission, in partnership with other historic and preservation groups, is seeking nominations for the most threatened or endangered archaeological and historical sites in the city. Nominations must be submitted by July 15 in writing , and may include photographs and newspaper articles as evidence.

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  14. Longtime Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille ousted in primary raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | The Washington Post

    Four-term Alexandria Mayor William Euille lost in the Democratic primary on Tuesday to Vice-Mayor Allison Silberberg, a stinging defeat that illustrates voter concern over a wave of development sweeping the historic riverfront city. Euille, 64, who was raised in Alexandria public housing by a single mother, has had a storied political career.

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  15. Albert Melvin Miller, longtime civic leader and activist, dies at 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | The Washington Post

    Albert Melvin Miller, a lawyer with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and an Alexandria, Va., civic leader and activist who worked on education and affordable-housing issues, died May 10 at a hospital in Alexandria. He was 83. Mr. Miller, who was known as "Al" and "Mel," was an eight-year member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in the 1970s, and a member of the Alexandria Board of Education from 1986 to 1993, serving as chairman from 1990 to 1992.

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  16. French tall ship re-creates 18th-century journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | The Washington Post

    The French frigate Hermione sits at the dock in the Yorktown, Virginia, after her arrival on June 5. The ship is a replica of the French navy frigate Hermione, which brought General Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780. A replica of the French tall ship that brought General Marquis de Lafayette from France to America in 1780 is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate south of Alexandria, Virginia.

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  17. Weather Gang: Updates: Strong thunderstorms possible this evening; Tornado watch for D.C. metroRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The Washington Post

    While the leading edge is blowing through quickly, there's quite a bit of rain trailing this storm. You might need to wait 30 or 45 minutes before it all clears out, though the heavier downpours should be over before that.

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  18. Learning to act like a lady? For the transgender market, coaches help.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | The Washington Post

    Beth Taylor puts the finishing touches on Erica Fremont during a makeup session in Alexandria, Va. Taylor is a feminine-image consultant and part of an emerging market of transgender services.

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  19. Alexandria and Arlington crime reportRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 3 | The Washington Post

    These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .

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  20. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 3 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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