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Air Force Memorial (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar)

Car Fire Near Ballston — A vehicle caught fire in the northbound lanes of N. Glebe Road near 16th Street N. yesterday morning, closing the busy artery for an extended period of time. [Twitter]

Local Republicans Oppose Arena — From the Arlington GOP: “Arlington Republicans issued a “snap poll” to see whether our members supported or opposed the Potomac Yard stadium proposal. While the Committee hasn’t taken a position on this matter, here are the results after ~24 hours.” [Twitter]

Rosslyn Mob Assault — “The juvenile male victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three juvenile male suspects. The suspects assaulted the victim and attempted to steal his personal property before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries and was evaluated and released by medics on scene.” [ACPD]

Lee to Be Scrubbed from County Code — “Arlington County Board members on Feb. 27 acted to clean up an unexpected vestige of the Civil War they thought already was gone forever… ‘an alert resident’ noted that while the names have been changed, many portions of the county code still contain outdated references to those two civilian and military leaders of the Confederacy.” [Gazette Leader]

Arlington Sister City Suffering — “As the Arlington Sister City Association gears up for a springtime celebration of its 30th anniversary, representatives from one of the four active partnerships will be absent. Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in western Ukraine, remains heavily impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war. And while it won’t be sending representatives to Arlington in April, the partnership between the two communities remains strong, boosters say.” [Gazette Leader]

Alexandria Makes ‘Vision Zero’ Progress — “The Vision Zero goal of zero roadway deaths and severe injuries is daunting, but the City announced that it closed 2023 with zero traffic fatalities… T&ES said there were still ‘over a dozen severe injury crashes’ last year.” [ALXnow]

Gondola Buzz in LA — “A company funded by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt first proposed the gondola in 2018, selling the idea to politicians, the community and others as an alternative to the congested entry into the stadium that clogs neighboring streets. On Thursday, the project passed a major hurdle when the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved the project’s environmental analysis in an 11-0 vote.” [LA Times]

It’s March — Clouds will gradually increase throughout the day, reaching a high near 52 degrees. Wind will shift to the south at a speed of 5 to 10 mph during the morning. Rain is expected Friday night, with a low around 42 degrees and a southeast wind of 6 to 9 mph. Precipitation is certain, with new amounts ranging between a quarter and half an inch. [Weather.gov]

Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar

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