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Afternoon Links: Government Shutdown Day 18 Edition

For our Afternoon 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 some news items that caught our eye.

For our Afternoon 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 some news items that caught our eye.

In the News

It’s looking more and more like snow this weekend (see below) The most likely timing is between Saturday night and midday Sunday. (CWG)

Don Beyer urges Trump to strike immigration deal As President Trump weighs the extraordinary step of declaring a national emergency to unilaterally build a wall along the southern border, Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th District) is urging Trump to return to the negotiating table and put federal employees back to work. (ARL Now)

Education issues to take center stage in the upcoming General Assembly session Teachers deserve a pay raise, and Virginia desperately needs to hire more school counselors. These were two of the most prevalent concerns voiced by constituents to members of the Fairfax County legislative delegation, the largest in the Virginia General Assembly. (Alexandria Gazette)

Government shutdown fight hits urgent new stage The partial government shutdown becomes the second longest in history — its 18th day — with little signs of progress. (CNBC)

Will the government shutdown affect your next flight? f no deal is reached this week, TSA workers will miss their first paycheck Friday. (Dr. Gridlock)

Other links

Finally

The weather models are apparently coming together about this weekend’s upcoming storm.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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