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Morning Roundup: Back-To-School in Alexandria Edition

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

Heat returns before we get a glorious weekend Our abbreviated workweek begins with some strong, late-summer heat. (Capital Weather Gang)

Is ‘Terrible Traffic Tuesday’ really that bad? Rush hour congestion really does worsen after Labor Day, but it doesn’t have an equal effect on commuters. (Dr. Gridlock)

Why does an amusement park have dominion over Virginia’s public school calendars? That’s because of the Kings Dominion Law. It’s a 1986 law passed at the behest of the amusement park that prohibits school divisions from opening before Labor Day unless they qualify for a waiver. (WAMU)

Lyles Crouch designated a ‘School of Distinction’ The Core Knowledge Foundation has designated Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy a “School of Distinction”, one of only eight of the 1260 Core Knowledge Schools to earn this honor. (Alexandria News)

What should Alexandria do with the streets linked to the Confederacy? City Council begins pondering this tonight. (WBJ)

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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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