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
Tonight’s storm is wave 1 of 2 – when the weekend storms ends, it’s gonna get REALLY cold It’s going to be a wild weekend, with wintry mix, heavy rain and bitter cold between Saturday and Monday. (CWG)
5 financial tips on surviving the partial government shutdown As 800,000 federal government employees and contractors are either furloughed or not haven’t received their most recent paycheck, the financial impact is tangible. The government may be shut down, but payments are still due and financial lives can be materially impacted. (Forbes)
The government is not shutdown – it’s just not paying people Tens of thousands of government workers are returning to work. They’re just not being paid. (CNN)
ACPS celebrates the 60-year teaching career of Louis Kokonis Alexandria’s schools have changed a lot during the past 60 years, however, there has been one constant: Mr. Kokonis. (Alexandria Times)
Virginians are split on Arming Teachers Virginians are divided on whether they would support legislation to train schoolteachers and administrators to be armed on school grounds, according to a poll conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University. (Alexandria Gazette)
- Council approves Old Town North arts anchor
- Bill to ban death penalty for severely mentally ill clears GOP-controlled Va. Senate
- Drivers, is your morning commute better? Thank the shutdown
What if I told you there was not one, not two, not three, but FOUR potentially large winter storms heading our way. Don’t shoot the messenger. Oh, I forgot to mention, they arrive by January 31.
This video shows what storms are possible for DC Metro thru Jan 31. Quite a few. Blue snow, pink mix. pic.twitter.com/LNvZreKqrH
— Russ Adams ☃️🥶❄️🌨️ (@patpend) January 17, 2019