Morning Links: The Fight for the 45th, Memorial Day, and More!

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge
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.

Rejoice! Cooler weather is here (at least through the weekend) We can bask in a sunny stretch of cooler and drier air through Sunday, other than a potentially cloudy and showery Thursday. (Capital Weather Gang)

The Fight to be the 45th District Delegate in Alexandria Area As with most candidates in a primary, the Democrats campaigning to replace Robert Krupicka as delegate for Virginia’s 45th District which includes parts of Alexandria, Arlington and Mount Vernon, don’t vary greatly in their positions on political issues. Where these candidates do vary is their experience and priorities. (Alexandria Gazette)

City Council Formally Approves FY 2016 Budget City Council unanimously passed legislation approving the new budget without any tax increases but with a modest increase in spending after a budget season with relatively little drama compared to previous years. (Alexandria Times)

T.C. Girls Crew Captures Bronze at Stotesbury Regatta The T. C. Williams crew team proved this weekend that it can compete with the best boats in the country. The T. C. boats excelled in the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest and oldest high school rowing competition in the world. (Alexandria News)

Remembering on Memorial Day 2015 On Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have died in military service, more than 400,000 in World War II, more than 30,000 in Korea, more than 50,000 in Vietnam. (Alexandria Gazette)

Bishop Ireton Girls Lacrosse Repeats as State Champions The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team defeated St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes 12-10 on Saturday, May 16, for the Cardinals’ second straight Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state title. (Alexandria News)

Measles Case Confirmed in Fairfax County Fairfax County health officials and the District of Columbia Health Department are investigating a case of measles in an adult who has a history of recent international travel. (WJLA)

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by Todd Taylor, on Flickr)

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