For our morning links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Finally some warmer weather – We may touch or pass 60 degrees today. The next week is mostly much warmer than it has been, but there are some bumps in the road too. (Capital Weather Gang)
  • NO new taxes in Alexandria’s budget proposal – Despite having the guidance to be able to raise taxes, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a balanced budget last week that not only keeps tax rates flat but also funds school enrollment increases and a pay rise for police officers. (Alexandria Times)
  • Atrium Building in Alexandria has new owner – Carr Properties has sold the Atrium Building in Alexandria for $53.5 million, or about $382 per square foot, to Bethesda-based W.C. & A.N. Miller Development Co. (WBJ)
  • This year’s flu – gone in Virginia? Looks that way as the flu is waning in Virginia following 11 weeks of widespread activity. (NBC Washington)
  • New Chinquapin Pool – dead in the water? Looks that way after costs have gone way up on projections for new olympic size swimming pool at the Chinquapin Aquatics Center (Alexandria Times)
  • I-495 Lane Closures TONIGHT – VDOT is installing a new sign near the Dulles Access Road. (WJLA)
  • Say bye-bye to $2 a gallon gas? AAA Mid-Atlantic say gasoline prices continue to rise and will likely continue to increase this month. (NBC Washington)

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