Monday, March 30, 2020
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Saturday Roundup: All About Ralph Northam Edition

For our Saturday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.

In the News

The COLD weather is not quite out of here just yet Temperatures fall below freezing again tonight before we start a multi-day warming trend. (CWG)

Electronic editions of our local Alexandria newspapers [PDF] (Alexandria Gazette / Alexandria Times)

Governor Ralph Northam refuses to step down after racist photo surfaces from his medical school yearbook Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) faced the public Saturday and defiantly said he will not resign because he does not believe that it is him in a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook. (WaPo)

Northam denies being in racist photo but recalls darkening his skin in Michael Jackson dance contest in 1984 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he does not believe he is either person in the racist photo that appeared in his 1984 yearbook but that he did once darken his face to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest in 1984. (CNN)

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s bonkers press conference blows up Twitter The surreal press conference was packed with twists: Northam provided a wild non-explanation for how the photo ended up on his page. He confessed to “darkening” his face for the Texas dance contest.  (Mediaite)

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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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