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Mayor Allison Silberberg proposes veterans commission
Dec 09,2016

The city moved a step closer to forming a veterans commission last week, after councilors instructed City Manager Mark Jinks to start the process of forming a group at their last legislative meeting.

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Whistleblower suit: D.C. employee fired after refusing to steer contracts to Bowser donor - Source Washington post
Dec 08,2016

A fired District city employee has filed a $10 million whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was terminated because he would not steer contracts to one of Mayor


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Supervisors Establish Fairfax County’s First Police Civilian Review Panel - Source Connection news papers
Dec 08,2016

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to establish a Civilian Review Panel to provide oversight of Fairfax County Police and to hear complaints of police misconduct or abuse of authority.

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Alexandria facing 'enormous challenges' in infrastructure needs, manager warns
Dec 02,2016

Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks tapped the brakes on design work for a recreation center and the installation of long-delayed informational signs Tuesday because of what he described as "enormous challenges" that the city


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Mayor Bowser wants to tighten requirements for homeless seeking shelter - Source Washington post
Dec 01,2016

Homeless families seeking shelter in D.C. could face tougher screening under new regulations proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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How Women Made Pantsuits Cool Again - Source Washingtonian
Dec 01,2016

Marlene Dietrich showed up to the premiere of the film The Sign of the Cross wearing a suit. With pants. It was, in 1932, the sort of sartorial choice that caused a stir. A few years later

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Report: DC Police Officer Shamed Breastfeeding Mother in Public - Source Washingtonian
Nov 30,2016

A Washington breastfeeding education and advocacy organization says "it's ridiculous" that a DC Police Department officer on patrol would try to shame a nursing mother,

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Arlington National Cemetery's stepped-up security: Armed officers, enhanced screening
Nov 18,2016

Leaders are offering more details on stepped-up security at Arlington National Cemetery and about why the changes are happening now. In recent weeks, the public safety aides who directed traffic outside the main entrance have been replaced by armed officers




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