Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Expect sunny conditions and a high temperature of about 68°F, accompanied by a gentle southwest wind blowing at 3-6 mph. The night will be mostly clear, with the mercury dipping to around 46°F and a south wind at approximately 6 mph.
🚨 You need to know
The City of Alexandria is suing drug companies, citing rising insulin prices as an example of a conspiracy between pharmaceutical companies and distributors to artificially inflate drug prices.
The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District court, joins a similar lawsuit being filed in Arlington.
“Since 1997, Eli Lilly has raised the list price of a vial of Humulin R (500U/mL) from $165 to $1784 in 2021,” the lawsuit said. “Driven by these price hikes, payors’ and diabetics’ spending on these drugs has drastically increased with totals in the tens of billions of dollars. The timing of the price increases reveals that the Manufacturer Defendants have not only dramatically increased prices for the at-issue diabetes treatments, but have done so in lockstep.”
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Nov 15, 2023.
- Man suffers life-threatening injuries in West End fistfight (3525 views)
- Alexandria School Board member Willie Bailey resigns (3002 views)
- Poll: What do you think of Alexandria restaurants swapping parking for outdoor seating? (1975 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Volunteer Alexandria Holding Annual Toy Drive Until Dec. 14
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:17 pm)
- Hotel In Old Town Alexandria Starts Neighbor Borrowing Program
Patch (Wednesday @ 4:29 pm)
- Fort Ward Hosting Christmas at Camp Dec. 9
Zebra (Wednesday @ 2:50 pm)
- Dumfries Driver Dies In Capital Beltway Crash: State Police
Patch (Wednesday @ 2:41 pm)
- Cappies Review: Pride and Prejudice’ At St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes
Patch (Wednesday @ 2:15 pm)
- 16th Annual FREE Turkey Fry at Medium Rare in Cleveland Park
Zebra (Wednesday @ 12:54 pm)
- Cheran Cordell Ivery Named As Replacement City Attorney In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 12:44 pm)
- City of Alexandria Selects New City Attorney
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:48 am)
- Third Collective Bargaining Agreement To Be Funded In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:46 am)
- Vintage Affair” Market in Old Town Alexandria, November 18, to Include 30 Vendors, Cider Bar, Music, and Local Eats
Zebra (Wednesday @ 9:28 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
It was another busy week in Alexandria. The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson…
A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library. The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in…
With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
A 4 BD/4.5 BA brick townhome with four finished levels, multiple fireplaces and a brick patio is included in Just Listed.
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Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.
Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.