Morning Links: Amazon, Shutdown in the DMV, & More

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Majestic Takeoff (Photo credit: Joseph Gruber on Flickr)
(Photo credit: Joseph Gruber, RBT Media Flickr Pool)

For our Morning 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 five (5) news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Warm Sunday & Monday on tap with rain and cooler weather following High’s through Tuesday are in the 50’s before rain brings some cooler weather mid-week (DMV Weather)

No one budging on the shutdown as day 2 begins Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump joined the fray with a series of charged tweets. (WaPo)

What you can and cannot do during a government shutdown in the DMV The shutdown of the federal government will affect the everyday lives of people across the country, regardless of whether they’re government workers. (NBC Washington)

Will Amazon choose the Washington, DC area for HQ2? Urban experts and Irish oddsmakers agree that the Washington region’s chances of landing Amazon.com’s second headquarters jumped significantly last week when the area won three spots on the company’s list of 20 potential locations. (WaPo)

It’s 5 days and counting for winter Restaurant Week 2018! With the holidays in the rearview, it’s easy to feel like all the celebrating and festivity is over for a while. But take heart. Alexandria’s Winter Restaurant Week returns for another go-round the week of Jan. 26-Feb.4, and with it come deals from eateries across the city. Here are few to make plans for. (Alexandria Gazette)

Photo of the Day

A great shot of Alexandria Police protecting students during the recent bomb threats.

thank you to @alexandriavapd for keeping our students safe

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