Monday, March 30, 2020
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Afternoon Links: Coronavirus, Equal Rights & More

(photo via @JCarrollFoy on Twitter)

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

Self driving cars are here in D.C. Uber will be testing the self-driving cars with high-definition mapping and methodological research throughout the city. (DCist)

Jay and Arline Hoffman of the Hoffman Company, the developer behind Hoffman Town Center, paid off all $18,500 in student lunch debt at T.C. Williams High School and its Minnie Howard Campus. (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria officials are not letting the city’s distance from the deadly coronavirus outbreak there lull them into a false sense of security. (ALX Now)

Virginia’s legislature finalized passage of the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, with women presiding in both the Senate and House of Delegates for the historic votes. (WaPo)

Tracy Young just broke a glass ceiling. The T.C. Williams graduate is the first woman to ever take home Grammy gold in the category of Best Remixed Recording.  And she did it for the Tracy Young Pride remix of Madonna’s single “I Rise.” (The Zebra)

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Finally

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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