Saturday Roundup: March Madness, Cherry Blossoms, Jefferson-Houston, and More

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For this Saturday’s roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Welcome spring and welcome back sun! On spring’s first full day, we’ll enjoy some sunshine  and temperatures close to where they’re supposed to be at this time of year.   We take a small step back Sunday, with somewhat chillier weather. Monday turns out to be the coolest of the next several before a gradual warm-up starts Tuesday.  Throughout this period, it should remain mostly dry. (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Competency decision delayed in Alexandria murder cases – A decision on whether a man is competent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span has been postponed until next month. (WaPo)
  • Traffic, transit tips this weekend in the D.C. area – On the first weekend of spring, the Cherry Blossom Festival gets underway. (Dr. Gridlock)
  • Parents lobby City Hall for Public Schools budget – For perennial city budget hawks, the difference between the city’s public budget hearing Monday afternoon and last year’s iteration couldn’t be more stark. (Alexandria Times)
  • Can IB rescue Jefferson-Houston? Jefferson-Houston to expand International Baccalaureate program. (Alexandria Gazette)
  • Have the brakes been put on bicycle infrastructure in the D.C. area? After a banner in year that saw the District add nine miles of bike lanes, 2015 is unfolding on a down note for bicycle commuters. (WAMU)
  • 5 best bars for March Madness viewing – Good list here. (Alexandria Lifestyle)

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