For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
LOTS of rain on Monday but, what about the rest of the week? Tuesday (8/8) thru Thursday (8/10) will see skies clear out beginning Tuesday morning, but the area will continue to benefit from below-normal temps and below-normal humidity levels as a HIGH pressure center to the north of the region will continue to filter in cooler, refreshing air from Canada on winds from the NW-N-NE (a real treat and total exception-to-the-rule of what the DMV typically sees this time of year!). (DMV Weather)
Building Friendships in Alexandria Maria Sanchez-Carlo started volunteering with Senior Services of Alexandria’s grocery delivery program about a month ago to help seniors in her community, but she ended up getting much more out of it than she expected. (Alexandria Gazette)
Should social media posts from lawmakers be part of the public record? When an elected official posts on Facebook, is that a public record? That’s the question at the center of a Henrico County case that could have broad implications for freedom of information. (WVTF)
Consider yourself warned about speeding on the beltway in Maryland Maryland State Police will begin issuing citations Monday for those traveling more than 12 mph or more above the posted 55 mph speed limit along the Capital Beltway near Suitland Road in Maryland. (Dr. Gridlock)
Coldplay sang about the Washington Redskins last night at FedEx Field British rock band Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” rolled into FedEx Field on Sunday for a concert (D.C. Sports Bog)
Photo of the Day
ICYMI, we have news about the NEW ODBC clubhouse.