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
Winter Storm Indra to bring rain to the Alexandria, Virginia area this week – what about the rest of the U.S.? Winter Storm Indra will be the latest cross-country system, laying down a swath of snow and some ice this week across the Mountain West, Plains, Midwest and Northeast. (Weather Channel)
10 percent of TSA workers are calling in sick as record-setting government shutdown drag on The slowly growing wave of sickouts among TSA workers reached 10 percent as the agency that provides security at the nation’s airports acknowledged “many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations.” (USA Today)
Spotted in Meridian Hill Park in D.C. this weekend Someone doesn’t like President Trump in the Columbia Heights area of D.C. (PoPville)
Could one of these six (6) scenarios end the government shutdown? Here are 6 scenarios that could ACTUALLY end the government shutdown. (CNN)
Rockin’ on the Rivah in Alexandria The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed Charlotte Hall as its 2019 board chair Jan. 11 at the “Rockin’ on the Rivah” celebration at the Old Dominion Boat Club. (Alexandria Gazette)
- D.C. Council overrides Bowser veto, votes to decriminalize Metro fare evasion
- José Andrés Says #ChefsForFeds Will Expand to Feed Furloughed Employees Nationwide
- MLB Network to launch new show ‘Rumor Central’ (where will Bryce Harper land??)
After 18 months of construction, ACPS opened the NEW Patrick Henry School today.
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) January 22, 2019