Tag: Alexandria, VA News

1 year after Bijan Ghaisar death, family says facts not enough: ‘We want to know why’

WASHINGTON — For the family of a man who was shot by two U.S. Park Police officers, the wait for answers and accountability has stretched past the anniversary of his last breath. “My brother died a year ago today,” said Negeen Ghaisar, as she stood outside the U.S. Justice Department with family members Tuesday morning, […]

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Alexandria leaders say Amazon won’t quash affordable housing

WASHINGTON — Alexandria officials are confident housing prices and rental rates won’t become unbearable when Amazon sets up shop in Crystal City — even with skyrocketing rent in Seattle, where the online retailer has deep roots. “People have looked at Seattle and said that’s what’s going to happen in Northern Virginia, but we’re a different […]

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Thanksgiving weekend Metro work precedes Yellow Line shutdown

WASHINGTON — Metro will reduce its hours Thanksgiving Day and have regular weekend track work Saturday and Sunday. But the biggest change riders need to plan for starts Monday, when the Yellow Line shuts down for two weeks. Service at all stations on the Blue and Yellow lines will be half the usual scheduled level […]

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Alexandria leaders see Amazon HQ2 as economic boom, not traffic nightmare

WASHINGTON — Alexandria city leaders are promising that Amazon’s move to Crystal City and Virginia Tech’s plan to build a high-tech campus in Alexandria will produce an economic boom, not a traffic nightmare. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re […]

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Va. man arrested, charged in 4 DC sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON — D.C. police arrested an Alexandria, Virginia, man Thursday and charged him in connection to four sexual assaults in D.C. Santiago Rodriguez Campos, 34, was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three sexual abuse misdemeanors and one first-degree sexual abuse. Two incidents were in the fall of 2016, and the other two were in […]

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