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
Soaking rain and downpours lead to pockets of flooding in the Washington region A strong cold front drenched the region Thursday, with widespread rainfall totals surpassing one inch. (CWG)
MLK Poster Exhibition returns to City Hall On this year’s particularly frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city officials, members of the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, Inc. and representatives of the Alexandria Black History Museum spoke to children at city hall. The ceremony was a part of Alexandria’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster exhibition, which for almost 30 years has highlighted the artwork of Alexandria City Public Schools students. (Alexandria Times)
Before Amazon HQ2 arrives, taking a stroll around Crystal City The Arlington, Va., neighborhood seeks to move from office towers to walkable urbanity. (Where We Live)
Yesterday. federal workers occupied Hart Senate Building to protest government shutdown Hundreds of federal workers and their supporters protested inside the Hart Senate Building Wednesday in hopes of ending the government shutdown, now in its 33rd day. (WAMU)
Today, Senate fails to advance two proposals to end government shutdown Both key proposals to end the partial government shutdown have failed in the Senate. (CNN)
- A 10-year-old kid won a science fair by proving Tom Brady is a cheater
- Veteran who lost leg in Afghanistan helps change Colin Powell’s tire on Capital Beltway
- Prince William Co. teen with autism gives away years of ‘lifetime supply’ of peanut butter to furloughed government workers
With the seemingly never ending government shutdown we all need to laugh and find positive stories. In this instance, YouTube show ‘First We Feast‘ released their season 8 pilot starring Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay.
For those not familiar with the show, host Sean Evans asks celebrities questions as they feast on hot wings that get progressively hotter. Watching Chef Ramsey suffer while eating the really really hot wings made me laugh and I hope it makes you laugh too.
* WARNING * Graphic language (NSFW)