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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Some of the biggest stories this week in Alexandria concerned the question: how quickly should governments move regulations to pre-pandemic levels, if at all?

The biggest example this week was Gov. Glenn Youngkin signing a bill ending mask mandates in schools. Like with Youngkin’s opposition to the grocery tax, it’s not a fully partisan issue, with three Democrats in the state senate backing the plan. The bill is effective immediately, but schools have until March 1 to comply. Alexandria’s School Board has already scheduled a meeting to discuss compliance with the new rule.

Locally, Alexandria’s Planning Commission will be taking a look at continuing eased restrictions on restaurants and businesses after local retail said they need more time to recover from this past winter’s omicron variant.

Top stories

  1. Alexandria may have found its Comcast competitors
  2. Alexandria Police investigate Home Depot Robbery
  3. West End massive affordable housing apartment complex going to City Council on Saturday
  4. Alexandria man arrested for stealing luxury cars with fake IDs
  5. Alexandria City Public Schools announces special meeting to discuss mask requirements
  6. West End Mcdonald’s robber sentenced for series of similar robberies
  7. Poll: Should Virginia’s grocery tax be eliminated?
  8. Former voter registrar Anna Leider has died
  9. City looking at creating more King Street pedestrian-only blocks
  10. Del Ray Vintage Flea Market returns this Saturday