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Morning Roundup: Alexandria’s Confederate Flags Edition

Appomatox in Alexandria, Virginia

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.

Our long HOT streak may be nearing an end D.C. has endured over seven weeks of 90-degree days in 2015. Today just might be the last. (Capital Weather Gang)

Alexandria City Council votes to ban Confederate flags from flying on City property The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban the flying of Confederate flags by the city and will form a citizens committee to study whether to rename streets named for Southern military leaders. (WaPo)

West Nile Virus in Alexandria? With construction for the Indigo Hotel occurring in the area, it might have been easy to dismiss the pit of standing water at the corner of Duke and The Strand. But Yvonne Weight Callahan had more reason to notice than most. Callahan’s husband Vincent Callahan, a former delegate to the General Assembly, died in September 2014 as a result of a coma brought on by West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is carried by mosquitoes, the kind that flock to pits of still water as a breeding ground. Callahan raised the issue with one of her neighbors, who in turn contacted the city to have an inspector sent out. (Alexandria Gazette)

Major triathlon in the DMV will cause traffic headaches this weekend The Sunday event will create challenges for travelers, as well as participants. (Dr. Gridlock)

Metro looks to cuts costs on Metrobus Metro is looking at ways to cut costs on Metrobus service, with one proposal being to return local services to local jurisdictions. (WTOP)

 

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