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Afternoon Links: Government Shutdown Day 28 Edition

For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from the Alexandria, Virginia area.

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

What to expect from the wild weekend storm: Icy mix, heavy rain and Arctic blast It’s mostly rain for the Beltway, but well to the north and west, it will be a hazardous winter ice storm that could bring travel to a full stop. (CWG)

D.C. area federal workers may get some rent relief Federal workers worried about paying the rent may want to talk to their landlord. A couple of the biggest property management companies in the D.C. region said they’re trying to be flexible. (WTOP)

Electronic edition of the Alexandria Times Download the latest edition of the Alexandria Gazette in PDF format (Alexandria Times)

Could D.C. area furloughed employees get another furlough notice? Federal workers worried about paying the rent may want to talk to their landlord. A couple of the biggest property management companies in the D.C. region said they’re trying to be flexible. (Federal News Network)

Government shutdown latest updates  It’s day 28 of the government shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of government workers have been furloughed for four weeks. (CNN)

Other Links

Finally

We all need to laugh during the federal government shutdown. In this instance, quoting William Shakespeare, ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.’

This Virginia crook’s name is causing an internet stir.

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
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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