Arlington County Board issues DACA statement; Florida begins Hurricane Irma evacuations

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Sept. 6.

As Hurricane Irma intensifies, Florida officials have started issuing mandatory evacuations of the Florida Keys. The Keys are forecast to be in the storm’s direct path.(The Washington Post)

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Arlington County Board of Supervisors issued a statement calling the decision an “act of cruelty.”

Virginia Task Force One returned from their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last night only to deploy again on Monday to help Southern states respond to Hurricane Irma.
(ABC 7 News)

Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy Heaphy has set up a website and tip line where Charlottesville residents can report violent incidents related to the summer protests of Confederate monuments.

Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown public high schools enlisted Cuisine Solution, a food-service company, to provide students with four-step build-your-own lunch options with fresh ingredients.