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Alexandria Seeking The City's Best Landscaping

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The Alexandria Beautification Commission is looking for exemplary cases of landscaping in the area.
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The Alexandria Beautification Commission is looking for exemplary cases of landscaping in the area.

The call is out to the find the most beautiful landscaping in Alexandria. The City's Beautification Commission is currently looking for residents, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond when it comes to beautifying the city.

There are four categories: residential, commercial, public and service. Entries are judged on the use of texture, color, plant material, neighborhood context, marked improvements and overall appearance.

Nominations must be received by Friday, May 11.

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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.

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