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Afternoon Links: High School Expansion, Uber/Lyft & more

For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from the Alexandria, Virginia area.

For our Afternoon 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 some news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Chelsea Manning seeks release from Alexandria Jail Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said in a new legal motion that she will never testify to a grand jury in Virginia investigating the website Wikileaks, and it therefore makes no sense to continue to keep her in jail for refusing to do so. (WaPo)

High School Expansion is priority #1 for the ACPS School Board The Alexandria City Public Schools administration specified certain elements of its planning for high school capacity expansion on Thursday, April 25, though other elements remain fuzzy. (Alexandria Gazette)

How did you fair during today’s Uber/Lyft driver strike? Not many in D.C. area took part Ride-hail drivers in several cities around the country are supposed to be going on strike Wednesday as part of an effort to push Uber and Lyft to offer drivers more protections. (WTOP)

Help clean up Little Hunting Creek this weekend State Sen. Scott Surovell is holding his annual Little Hunting Creek cleanup Saturday morning along with Del. Paul Krizek. (Covering the Corridor)

Kindersplaining the ACPS 2020 survey  These two kindergartners attempting to explain why you should take the ACPS 2020 Survey and pronounce the word “strategic.” (ACPS)

Other Links

Finally

A LOT of Alexandria, Virginia students participated in Bike to School Day.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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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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