– Amazon announced that it would split its new headquarters between Crystal City and Long Island City yesterday. There are many opinions about how this will impact the city and region. Here are some thoughts from residents of Virginia. (WaPo, 11/13)
The most widespread concern may be about the impact Amazon’s arrival will have on already congested streets.
The potential traffic nightmare came into clear focus just last Friday, when Metro shut down two stations before the Veterans Day weekend, construction slowed traffic through Reagan National Airport and, then, it rained.
The backup on the George Washington Parkway was epic, and it enraged those caught in it.
JOURNALISM FELLOWS | A month ago, we announced that the Daily launched a program to bring more community voices into the publication. We’re excited to share our first blog by Looking Owl, who discusses being an immigrant in a country that is increasingly xenophobic. (Daily, 14)
TRANSPORTATION | Yesterday, the DC Council voted to decriminalize fare evasion, which disproportionately targeted youth of color, especially Black males. (DCist, 11/13)
PHILANTHROPY | Vu Le, Nonprofit AF blogger, encourages grantmakers to spend more than the required 5% of their endowment each year. (NAF, 11/13)
HOMELESSNESS | Financial abuse is more stealthy and just as sinister as physical violence (Street Sense, 11/5)
WORKFORCE | Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council voted to adjust its minimum wage law to cover single-employee businesses, including domestic workers. (Bethesda Beat, 11/13)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | DCist interviewed a few of the young people who are working to lower the voting age to 16 in DC. (DCist, 11/13)
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