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
Cold, cold, cold conditions the rest of this week with a slight chance of snow Temps will range from 25-35 and that New Year’s Eve snow looks like a bust. (DMV Weather)
Questions answered on pre-paying your 2018 property taxes in 2017 Many taxpayers remain confused about whether they are eligible and how they can take advantage of the tax break. Here are some basic questions and answers about what’s going on. (Wonk Blog)
Pathway to Zero in Alexandria Habibollah Behzadi took a walk every day with his wife around their neighborhood in the West End. On their Aug. 11 walk, when it started to rain heavily, they began to head home. They were walking hand in hand over a pedestrian crossing when an SUV came down the street and hit both of them. (Alexandria Gazette)
In first year in office, President Trump stays close to home After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working meal at a restaurant that doesn’t pay him rent. He hasn’t taken in a performance at the Kennedy Center; hasn’t been to a sporting event; hasn’t toured most of the sights. (WTOP)
Can the D.C. are characters on TV actually afford their homes? Some of the most popular and iconic TV shows have been based in D.C., and in many of them, we were shown how and where our favorite characters live. What we often never stopped to ask ourselves is…could they actually afford those homes? (Neighborhoods.com)