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
Light to moderate snowfall is likely this weekend Around 2 to 4 inches is most likely, but less or more could easily fall. The bulk of the snow may fall Sunday. (CWG)
Buckle up – this shutdown might break records As it stands, this is already the second-longest shutdown in modern political history — and by Saturday, it will break the record currently held by the 1995-1996 shutdown showdown at 21 days. (CNN)
Surovell: Coal ash, SRO reform, HOA rules among legislative priorities as Genral Assembly session begins State Sen. Scott Surovell discusses the bills he plans to file in the Virginia General Assembly session that begins next week. (Covering the Corridor)
FDA Food safety inspections affected by the government shutdown The ongoing federal government shutdown has stopped most food safety inspections, but the Food and Drug Administration is planning to resume at least some of them. To do it, the agency will have to force furloughed workers to come back without pay. (NBC News)
Supreme Court orders review of 2001 Virginia murder case The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to review the case of a northern Virginia drug dealer who says his guilty plea in a 2001 murder was coerced by vindictive prosecutors. (NBC Washington)
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Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by Virginia passed an important vote in the Virginia Senate today.
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) January 9, 2019