For our Morning 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 five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts… Monday (8/28) is going to end up better-than-originally-expected with sun and clouds mixed and temps in the 70’s as it appears expected clouds and showers will hold off until late at night/overnight into Tuesday. (DMV Weather)
TSA chooses Springfield, Virginia over Alexandria The Victory Center loses out on another tenant as the Transportation Security Administration’s new headquarters will be in Springfield, Virginia. (WTOP)
Study: Dedicated funding for Metro will disproportionately hurt the poor A regionwide one-cent sales tax to fund Metro would have a disproportionate impact on poor families, taking five times the share of income from the bottom 20 percent of earners when compared with those in the top 1 percent, according to a new analysis from a trio of left-leaning think tanks representing the District, Maryland and Virginia. (Dr. Gridlock)
T.C. Williams Alum Trying to Make to Big Show Breaks into Minors Like thousands of Alexandria athletes before him, Tyler Ratliff played Little League baseball, while dreaming of someday making the pros. (Alexandria Times)
Alexandrians Gather to Watch the Eclipse They came prepared. Armed with certified eclipse glasses or homemade viewers, crowds took to the streets, parks and rooftops across the city Aug. 21 for a glimpse of what was billed as the Great American Eclipse. (Alexandria Gazette)
Photo of the Day
Two years ago this week, demolition started on the new Hotel Indigo in Alexandria, Virginia.