Morning Links: The Sun Returns Edition

The Sun Returns
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.

In the News:

Our worst May ever explained So far this May, D.C. has had a record number of rainy days (19 of 23) and the coolest high temperatures since 1882. This May’s afternoon highs are running an incredible 15 degrees cooler than last May’s. And we still haven’t hit 80 degrees. (CWG)

T.C. Williams Softball earns first regional berth in 10 years After Jillian Stone hurled strike three past a Mount Vernon batter for the final out of the game, the T.C. Williams junior stepped out of the pitcher’s circle and removed her protective mask. (Alexandria Gazette)

City Council prepares for possible showdown with Dominion City councilors, officials and residents prepared their defenses last week ahead of a possible fight this summer with utility Dominion Virginia Power over a proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria, passing a resolution outlining which routes would be “least objectionable” while maintaining an overall opposition to the project. (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria City Council agrees to watered-down ethics code No penalties, no commissions; the measure is “aspirational in nature.” (WaPo)

Some tips for getting out of town for the long Memorial Day weekend Outbound highways will be jammed, but the capital area also will draw a crowd. (Dr. Gridlock)

Photo of the Day:

Port City Brewing’s Optimal Wit – now available at Nationals Park

ICYMI: you can now find Optimal Wit cans at your seats at Nats home games! #gonats

A photo posted by Port City Brewing Company (@portcitybrew) on


(Flickr Pool photo via Geoff Livingston, on Flickr)