Morning Links: Amazon HQ2 in the DMV, Government Shutdown, & More

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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

Rain, Rain go away, oh wait, we need the rain Well-above average warm temps again Monday, but with increased clouds as a cold front approaches from the west with showers ultimately moving into, and across, the DMV region sometime after dark. (DMV Weather)

Montgomery County laying it all on the line to land Amazon’s HQ2 Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said Thursday in Montgomery County that the state will do whatever it can to bring Amazon’s new headquarters project to the county. (Bethesda Beat)

Could several DMV jurisdictions working separately hurt the area’s chances at landing Amazon’s HQ2? A lack of cooperation could be the biggest hurdle in securing the new headquarters of in the DMV. (WaPo)

How are parents coping with the government shutdown? There are dozens of childcare centers in federal buildings across the region, and some are being forced to close because of the shutdown. That’s leaving parents like Eideberg, who works at an environmental advocacy group, scrambling to find alternatives. (WAMU)

Reagan National Airport noise battle heads to federal appeals court The three-year battle between residents in Northwest Washington and the Federal Aviation Administration over noise from flights at Reagan National Airport is now in the hands of a federal appeals court. (Dr. Gridlock)


Metrorail was literally on FIRE this morning.

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