Gas price record, outdoor dining crash

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VA gas prices hit record high

Gas prices hit a record high in Virginia on Wednesday as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupts oil markets around the world.

VA, DC Weather: Bomb Cyclone on track for Saturday: What to know

A “bomb cyclone” of heavy rain, strong gusty winds and flurries is forecast for Virginia and Washington, DC on Saturday.

1 dead, 7 injured when SUV crashes into outdoor dining area

One person was killed and seven people were injured early Friday afternoon when an SUV driven by an elderly man slammed into the outdoor seating area of ​​the Parthenon restaurant on Connecticut Ave in the northwest.

Subway station closures planned across the transit system in 2022

While the Silver Line extension and Potomac Yard station opening are expected later this year, Metro is also focused on the near completion of its multi-year platform reconstruction effort and other major projects. of construction in 2022.

COVID 2-Year Anniversary: ​​Find out how Virginians coped with the pandemic

Monday marks the two-year anniversary of the first known case of coronavirus in Virginia. Over the past two years, nearly 19,000 Virginia residents have died from COVID-19 and more than 1.6 million have tested positive.

DST countdown: Failed VA auction to keep change

Giving up an hour of sleep isn’t ideal, and the mornings will get darker again when Virginia and DC advance the clocks for the start of daylight saving time in just a few days. But many residents want more sun at the end of a work or school day.

National Championship Season Is Back: When MLB Season Will Start

Major League Baseball and the Players Association have agreed to a deal that would end the lockout and give fans a full season. Opening day is set for April 7.

VA school superintendents urge Youngkin to end tip line

Virginia’s 133 public school division superintendents also called on Youngkin to immediately remove a hotline created for residents to report teachers and schools to his administration.

Mask Requirement Changes at DC Public Schools Starting Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, students, teachers, and staff at DC public schools will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors.

Officer’s suicide after Capitol riot declared dead in the line of duty

The death by suicide of a DC police officer who fought to protect the United States Capitol from rioters on January 6, 2021 has been ruled a death in the line of duty.

Governor’s School Admissions Legislation Heads for VA Governor

On Wednesday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a law restricting certain practices in governor’s schools, after it was passed by the Virginia Senate. The legislation centers on the battle over the new Thomas Jefferson High School admissions policy for science and technology.

LGBTQ students targeted in Instagram posts: Fairfax County School

LGBTQIA+ students at Lake Braddock High School in Burke found themselves the target of a malicious Instagram account on Monday.

$1,000 for Ukraine relief raised through Professor McLean’s art class

A McLean art teacher hosted an art class on Saturday to support Ukraine, and the effort ended up raising $1,000.

Bake For Ukraine Waiting List Surpasses 200 in Northern Virginia

After a fundraiser for bakers benefiting Ukraine sold out in seven minutes last week, bakers at 13 Northern Virginia bakeries finished coordinating, baking, packaging and distributing their baked goods in A few days. Even as they came together to celebrate the fundraising success on Tuesday night, the job is not done.

This article originally appeared on Old Town Alexandria Patch

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