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Taxes, transportation, growth and future challenges - all four topics and more popped up at an Alexandria mayor candidate forum Monday.


Speaking before a packed crowd at the Kiwanis noon luncheon at Broadway Ballroom, incumbent Mayor Dan Ness and challenger Virgil Batesole took turns fielding five questions during a 45-minute exchange.

Although the candidates did not directly debate each other, they had a difference of opinion over a few issues, including city spending.

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