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

More toll lanes coming to the Capital Beltway as Maryland will no longer immediately pursue toll lanes around the Capital Beltway, and will instead only seek to put toll lanes across the Legion Bridge and up Interstate 270 to the Shady Grove area. (WTOP)

Adults possessing small amounts of marijuana for personal use will no longer be prosecuted in two Northern Virginia counties, new prosecutors in Fairfax and Arlington said Thursday on one of their first days on the job. (WaPo)

Online claims are insisting that you shouldn’t use the abbreviated “20” to represent the year 2020. Is it really an opportunity for scammers? (WUSA9)

The confusion over what constitutes Alexandria continues as news outlets continue identifying areas of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, as Alexandria. (ALX Now)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will remain vigilant after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general, but that there are “no immediate threats.” (NBC Washington)

Other Links

Finally

City of Alexandria still collecting leaves…

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