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)
- How to help workers impacted by the federal government shutdown
- Virginia’s lone black statewide official sits out Robert E. Lee tribute
- Only 10,000 expected at this weekend’s Women’s March in D.C.
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.
Virginia crook’s name creates internet stir https://t.co/PKcmCNZzMq
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) January 18, 2019