Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather conditions: Mild rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 51 and lower of 33.
⛅ Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy all through the day. Substantial of 42 and small of 32. Sunrise at 7:16 am and sunset at 5:29 pm.
🚨 You have to have to know
The legislation company symbolizing the shopper that tough Alexandria’s minority-owned enterprise grant also has ties to former President Donald Trump’s tax returns circumstance and a co-founder helped strike down pieces of the Voting Legal rights Act, Patch reported.
The law business Consovoy McCarthy PLLC is representing Alexandria-primarily based engineering organization Tridentis, which claimed racial discrimination centered on the point that the white ownership is excluded from a town grant system benefitting Black, Indigenous and people of coloration (BIPOC) owned businesses.
Just one of the founders, William Consovoy, represented Trump in the tax returns circumstance and was associated in tough sections of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Consovoy died previously this month.
The lawsuit states the Equivalent Safety Clause prohibiting discrimination dependent on race shields the company operator, who sought to use for the system but was excluded on the foundation of getting white.
Kevin Harris, founder of the Alexandria Minority Business Affiliation, termed the law firm a signal that the circumstance was political theater.
“Tellingly, Tridentis has hired Consovoy McCarthy PLLC as their lawful counsel for this match.” stated Harris. “I think that displays pretty plainly what their conclusion-aim is.”
Multiple attempts to reach Tridentis went unanswered.
The grant software, which has been established to launch programs on Thursday, Jan. 26, has been postponed.
📈 Monday’s most read
The pursuing are the most-browse ALXnow content articles for Jan 30, 2023.
- Fireplace alarms did not go off through Saturday’s significant-increase apartment hearth in the West Stop (1282 views)
- Person arrested with stolen car immediately after keys taken from unlocked West Stop apartment (475 views)
- Notes: Teenager shot and killed in West Stop lodge (318 views)
- Outdoor dining permits on King Street could be extended soon after scheduling challenge (303 sights)
🗞 Other community coverage
🐦 Tweets of notice
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— NVTC (@NoVaTransit) January 30, 2023
AFD encourages residents to securely dispose of dangerous supplies immediately after 2-alarm fire results in roughly $400K in damages. https://t.co/tDo6MFaCUn
— Alexandria Fire-EMS (@AlexandriaVAFD) January 30, 2023
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