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Morning Notes

Virginia abolishes death penalty — “Today, Virginia ended its 400-year history of carrying out executions, becoming the first state in the South to abolish the death penalty. Signing this law is the moral thing to do.” [Facebook]

City Council condemns Asian hate — “The resolution highlights the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Alexandria’s cultural, educational and economic fabric. It condemns the acts of violence and harassment that have increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including efforts to scapegoat people of Asian descent for the virus.” [Zebra]

Tobi, the Alexandria dog with no front legs makes GoFundMe goal for new wheelchair — “We are so grateful to everyone who has made it possible for Tobi to have a wheelchair that will fit his body perfectly and help him to live a mobile and happy life with us! … Bionic Pets has started constructing Tobi’s custom devices and they will be ready in the next 3-4 weeks. In honor of Tobi’s birthday this weekend, I’ll leave this fundraiser open until Saturday and will donate all proceeds above the cost of his devices to Derrick and Bionic Pets to help fund the cost of another custom device for a dog in need… You can also follow his Instagram @TobiTheDog18 to see all of his adventures.” [GoFundMe]

Nomination deadline today for Ellen Pickering Award — “Nominees can be residents, clubs, groups, organizations or corporations who have had a direct impact on protecting the natural environment and natural resources within the City of Alexandria. Nominees must live or operate within the City of Alexandria. The award is named in honor of the late Frances Ellen Pickering, a longtime environmental and advocate and public servant in Alexandria. She was instrumental in ensuring public accessibility to the Potomac River, creating the Mount Vernon Trail and installing 1,000 cherry trees around the city.” [Alexandria Living]

Today’s weather — “Cloudy (during the day). Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph… Cloudy skies early followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 63F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.” [Weather.com]

New job: Bartender at Belle Haven Country Club — “The Bartender works a flexible schedule and embodies the service culture at Belle Haven. Bartenders understand the member service is every employee’s most basic job description. All Bartenders are required to work weekends and holidays.” [Indeed]

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