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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

It’s been a busy week for city leaders as Alexandria City Public Schools, the City Council, and even the Sheriff’s Office faced new problems.

Meanwhile, local leaders have been working to adapt in one way or another to the change in state leadership. ACPS is carefully eyeing Governor Glenn Youngkin’s budget plans to see how they’ll impact a proposed raise for staff. It’s been a week of new opportunities for others, with former City Council candidate Monique Miles nabbing a state-level attorney position.

The city, meanwhile, is facing the prospect of a showdown on Saturday as local labor activists and economic development experts square off over a proposed hotel development. City and school leaders are also poised to move forward with final designs for the Minnie Howard campus overhaul — part of a plan to expand capacity and services at the campus to make it a bigger part of single unified Alexandria City High School.

Top stories

  1. Four internet companies vie for chance to take on Comcast in Alexandria
  2. Alexandria school system says masks still required, despite new executive order
  3. JUST IN: Sheriff says deputy was wrong in interaction with YouTuber filming outside city jail
  4. Winter Weather Advisory issued for region ahead of Thursday snow
  5. Wary of new Governor Youngkin, ACPS still proposes 10.25% in staff raises
  6. Police investigating a smash-and-grab at West End eyewear store
  7. After filing bankruptcy, Sur La Table planning to reopen in Old Town
  8. Activists allege developer-city collusion in Torpedo Factory plans, but city says it’s more complicated
  9. Wegmans kicks off hiring spree for Carlyle location ahead of spring opening
  10. Alexandria man cited by police after trying to bring gun onto plane at National Airport this weekend

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