Halal slaughterhouse wins approval in Alexandria; Gov. Northam vetoes bill for school protection officers

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, March 28.

The Alexandria City Council voted 5 to 2 on Tuesday to approve a special-use permit for D.C. Live Poultry Market, a retail halal butcher shop that slaughters chickens on-site, and has circulated controversy in the community. (The Washington Post)

Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed a bill to create a new public-employee category called school protection officers, claiming that the bill failed to clearly define the officers’ duties and credentials. (InsideNoVA)

Fairfax’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a 420-unit mixed-use redevelopment project to be built in Tysons on 5.86 acres near Jones Branch and Westbranch drives. (WTOP)

Leesburg’s tax rate will remain the same next year. The Town Council passed a rate of 18.4 cents per $100 of assessed real estate value. (Loudoun Times-Mirror)

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