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Morning Links: The Daily Show Lies to Redskins Fans

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For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • It’s going to be a SPLENDID weekend – weather-wise (CWG)
  • An iconic Old Town building that remains an enduring symbol of Alexandria’s period of maritime primacy may be in line for a major makeover. (Alexandria Times)
  • Work on Carr City Centers’ waterfront hotel, after years of discussion and in spite of fervent opposition, is poised to begin along the 200 block of S. Union St. (Alexandria Times)
  • Alexandria’s Miracle League fall season has begun (Alexandria Gazette)
  • The owner of a bar where a missing University of Virginia student was last seen with a man charged in her abduction says she could barely walk that night without the man’s support. (WUSA 9)
  • The Virginia State Board of Elections says about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections. (MyFoxDC)
  • A segment on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” about the Washington Redskins name sparked plenty of controversy — even before it aired. (WTOP)
  • Would you ride your bicycle on a major highway? (Streetsblog)
  • How is the ISIS subway threat affecting Metrorail’s level of security? (NBC Washington)
  • The transit agency’s new 7000-series cars are on track for passenger service in 2015 (Dr. Gridlock)
Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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