By The Washington Post | March 16, 2019 at 10:16 am By Patricia Sullivan and Robert McCartney | The Washington Post The Arlington County Board plans to vote Saturday afternoon on giving Amazon $23 million and other incentives to build a headquarters campus in Crystal City, but only after hearing scores of northern Virginia residents and advocates testify for or against the project. The five-member board is expected to support the plan, which was announced amid much hoopla on Nov. 13. The proposed county incentives are part of an agreement in which Amazon would occupy significant office space and bring at least 25,000 high-paying jobs to Arlington in coming years. Opponents hope to postpone the vote until after additional public hearings, where they want representatives of the online retail giant to answer questions directly from anyone in the community. The Saturday hearing was scheduled to begin no earlier than 1 p.m. and last several hours before the vote. Ninety-one people signed … [Read more...] about Arlington, Virginia, board plans vote on Amazon incentives after lengthy hearing
Rosslyn, Virginia, sits on a bluff above the Potomac River overlooking one of the most beautiful cities in the world or, as Team Trump calls it, “The Swamp.” President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign recently leased a floor of elevated office space here for the their semi-headquarters. (The primary HQ will be Trump Tower in New York.) For the several years between now and the 2020 election, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and his colleagues will be able to look down upon the people of Washington in real time. They had a lot of empty space to choose from among the many tall office buildings that make Rosslyn look more like a modern city than Washington does. It got that way by not being included in the District of Columbia—the result of political decisions that propelled the two neighboring cities in vastly different directions over the centuries. After all, Rosslyn wasn’t always this glossy—far from it. Story Continued Below Arlington … [Read more...] about Welcome to Rosslyn, Team Trump. Here’s All You Need to Know.
Elizabeth Bruenig, The Washington Post Published 9:17 am PDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Amber Wyatt got married in March and is completing an undergraduate psychology program at Texas State University. Amber Wyatt got married in March and is completing an undergraduate psychology program at Texas State University. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Amanda Voisard Amber Wyatt is back in school and married to Stephen Wilson, whom she encountered during her recovery. The couple is seen with their dog, Stitch, in San Marcos, Texas. Amber Wyatt is back in school and married to Stephen Wilson, whom she encountered during her recovery. The couple is seen with their dog, Stitch, in San Marcos, Texas. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Amanda Voisard A ladder leads to the loft of the shed where Amber Wyatt reported she was raped, in a 2006 evidence … [Read more...] about Teen reported 2006 rape. Then nothing happened. In #MeToo era, what do we owe her?