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

Above Average temperatures on the way in the DMV Monday will be an above-average temperature day in the DMV region as warmer temps come in for the early part of the week (DMV Weather)

Going green in Alexandria – the push for clean energy How can Alexandria get more environmentally friendly? It’s a goal that’s been a major topic of conversation in Alexandria in 2017, between the update to the environmental action plan and the requirement from the state that Alexandria replace its aging sewer system. (Alexandria Gazette)

Governor McAuliffe proposes higher regional taxes in last budget to pay for Metro  Metro would permanently get $150 million per year from regional taxes collected across Northern Virginia under outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s final two-year budget proposal, which is set to be unveiled Monday, administration officials said. (WTOP)

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum inspires young inventors in Alexandria Brandon Allton walks around the museum. He has been on the job for two weeks as manager of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum on Dulany Street. He has just come from the organization’s home office in Canton, Ohio where he worked for three years. (Alexandria Gazette)

Port City Brewing Raising Money for the Tall Ship Providence Foundation Port City Brewing Co. announced that it’s partnering with the Tall Ship Providence Foundation, which is raising funds to bring tall ship The Providence to the Alexandria waterfront permanently, the longtime local brewery announced in a news release. (Alexandria Times)

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