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Arlington Middle Schooler Hits Big Time With 'La Voz Kids' Performance

This weekend a Northern Virginia middle schooler will chase her dreams of becoming the next Christina Aguilera, a quest that reflects shifting cultural patterns among Latinos in the United States.
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Transit-Oriented Community Along I-66 Is Struck With Highway Realities

They wanted to be close to the Dunn Loring Metro Station so they could commute on the Orange Line and their kids could walk to a nearby elementary school. The expansion of I-66 could upend that lifestyle.

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Tax Clash Adds Tension To Debate Over Potomac Yard

As Alexandria settles on a financing plan for the new Metro station at Potomac Yard, residents in the area are questioning whether a proposed tax increase on their homes is a wise decision.

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Criticism Of Potomac Yard Metro Mounts As Vote Nears

Members of the Alexandria City Council will be assembling tonight to cast an official ballot moving forward with a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Alexandria Candidates For Mayor Clash Over Waterfront

One of the big issues in the Alexandria mayoral primary is the waterfront development: is it driving the economy, did it cost too much, will it be worth it in the end?
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African Immigration Trend Has A Strong Base In D.C. Area

Black immigration to the U.S. has long been dominated by people from places like Jamaica and Haiti, but that trend is changing, and the D.C. area is at the forefront of the new patterns, researchers say.

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Searching For Transit In I-66 Expansion Plans; Public Funds Give Virginia Options

Virginia is going to study plans to keep future tolls on I-66 under state control, and state officials say doing so could produce hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for additional road and transit projects.
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Minority And Labor Groups Angling For Influence Over Virginia Democratic Primaries

The Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, Mid-Atlantic Laborers, the Korean American Service and Educational Consortium Fund are some of the groups that are endorsing five candidates across Virginia and deploying an army of volunteers to knock on doors.
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In Hampton Roads, A Comprehensive Approach To Sea Level Rise

There's nearly twice the relative sea-level rise in Hampton Roads as similar Atlantic coast communities, and the Army Corps of Engineers is rolling out a plan to address it.

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Alexandria Mayoral Primary Attracts Campaign Cash — Lots Of It

The three Democrats running for mayor of Alexandria are engaged in a hotly contested primary, one that's created a pitched battle for campaign cash.