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Afternoon Links: Amazon HQ2, Porn, Game of Thrones & More

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.

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

Study: CDC study URGES helmet use for those riding electric scooters A joint investigation from the CDC and the Austin public health department found that head trauma tops the list of severe injuries involving the use of electric scooters. (Dr. Gridlock)

An inside look at how Arlington landed Amazon HQ2 in National Landing – was it partnership or pandering? Arlington County officials went out of their way to cozy up to Amazon – did it go overboard? (Biz Journal – subscription req’d)

Saving the Justice Hugo Black home in Alexandria The recent story of 619 S. Lee St., the Justice Hugo Black house, is truly a case of truth being stranger than fiction. The case is before city council on appeal of a Board of Architectural Review decision that would allow extensive additions and renovations and would forever change the nature of both a designated Virginia Historic Landmark and contravene a Virginia Open Space Land Act easement. (Alexandria Times)

Survey: Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population increased by 60% The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population increased by 60 percent in one year, a survey said, making the total population of blue crabs at 594 million. (WJZ)

The Washington Post’s job page could soon be owned by Pornhub Pornhub is very interested in taking the micro-blogging service Tumblr off of Verizon’s hands. The Washington Post’s job page is on the Tumblr service. (Washingtonian)

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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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