Morning Links – March 11, 2015

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For our morning links, we scanned the local newspapers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Is the warm weather here to stay? When it’s not raining, we’ll be enjoying mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s, except perhaps Friday, which may struggle to reach 50. (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Allison Silberberg is running for Mayor – Silberberg had been the only member of city council not to announce her candidacy for reelection, causing speculation about her plans, but those close to the vice mayor said they knew she was gunning for the city’s highest elected position. (Alexandria Times)
  • Car driver charged in yesterday’s I-95 traffic mishap – The police have charged one driver with causing the crash that overturned a tanker truck and closed Interstate 95 in Laurel, Maryland on Tuesday. (WTOP)
  • What are the BEST cars for families in 2015? U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of best cars for families for 2015. (WJLA)
  • Alexandria FY 2016 Budget Winners and Losers – The Alexandria City Manager recently proposed his FY 2016 budget, which starts July 1. Here’s a good breakdown. (Alexandria Gazette)
  • Grand jury indicts D.C. in attack on elderly Alexandria couple – A  grand jury indicted a D.C. man who allegedly attacked an elderly couple in their Alexandria, Virginia home. (NBC Washington)
  • Secretary of Education visits Alexandria’s Patrick Henry – Secretary Arne Duncan was at Patrick Henry visit pre-K classes to reinforce the importance of early education. (Alexandria Gazette)