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.
Get out of the house and Carpe Diem! Today’s nice weather won’t last the week We open up the work week with a picture perfect summer day. But it won’t last. (Capital Weather Gang)
City Council reluctantly approves Patrick Henry renovation A recommendation on the scale of the new Patrick Henry Recreation Center escalated into one City Council member calling on the city manager to fire the project staff. At the council’s June 24 meeting, the one before summer recess, members of council repeatedly expressed dismay that what should have been a positive review of plans for the Patrick Henry Recreation Center were quickly becoming a nightmare scenario of miscommunication between the Parks Department staff, the School Board, and the public. (Alexandria Gazette)
La Bergerie move challenged in court Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. (Alexandria Times)
U.S. Senate bill increases funding for Metro Senate version of bill to fund DOT provides $150M in funding for Metro — but there are stings. (Dr. Gridlock)
Hillary Clinton was in Northern Virginia this past weekend and she was fired up Hours after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Hillary Clinton told hundreds of Virginia Democrats on Friday that “Across the board, (Republicans) are the party of the past, not the future.” (CNN)
Why is Hillary Clinton already campaigning in Virginia? The visit is one of Clinton’s first forays outside the early primary states, a sign of how critical Virginia is to both Democrats and Republicans in 2016. State legislative elections in November, with control of the state Senate at stake, will be an early sign of which party is better mobilized for 2016. (WaPo)
Springfield Mall’s evolution Springfield Mall used to be a great place to go then became a magnet for crime. Now, the transformation continues into a town center and will the FBI re-locate nearby? (WaPo)