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)
- Crime rate continues downward trend in Alexandria
- D.C. native Dave Chappelle receiving the Mark Twain prize for humor
- Husband mourns wife found dead in the Potomac River
A LOT of Alexandria, Virginia students participated in Bike to School Day.
Great participation from @acpsk12 schools across the City for #BiketoSchoolDay! All those kids will be biking home between roughly 2:30 and 6pm today. Pictured are riders from MacArthur, Maury & Mt. Vernon. If you have photos to share, use #ACPSBiketoSchool. pic.twitter.com/tmt89pgyc2
— Alexandria T&ES (@AlexandriaVATES) May 8, 2019