Amazon Announces Split Headquarters In Arlington & NYC, Nor’easter To Bring Wintry Mix To DMV

Amazon Announces Split Headquarters In Arlington, NYC

(Arlington, VA) — Amazon is confirming it will split its new headquarters between Arlington, Virginia and New York City. The online retail giant made the official announcement this morning, saying it would invest five-billion-dollars and 50-thousand new jobs between the two headquarters. The new facility in Arlington will be located in National Landing, and the New York City headquarters will be located in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. Hiring at both the new facilities begins in 2019.

Nor’easter To Bring Wintry Mix To DMV

(Washington, DC) — A strengthening nor’easter is expected to hit parts of the DMV this week. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall northwest of DC. Some accumulating snow is possible north and west of the District as well. Rain is expected to hang over the DC area going into Friday.

Airbnb Bill On Council Agenda

(Washington, DC) — A vote on a bill that would regulate short-term rentals in the District is on the agenda for the DC Council. The so-called Airbnb bill is scheduled for a final reading and a vote at the council meeting today. The controversial legislation would require short-term rental hosts to have basic business licenses, prohibit hosts from renting out their properties more than 90 days in a calendar year and restrict hosts to only renting out their primary residence.

State of Maryland Asks Judge to Declare Rosenstein as Acting Attorney General

(Washington, DC) — Maryland’s Democratic attorney general is asking a federal judge to declare Rod Rosenstein as Acting Attorney General. President Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker to the post has received a lot of backlash due to his criticism of the Mueller probe in the past. Maryland argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he was not Senate approved for his previous role as Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff making him unfit. If the Judge issues a ruling the Justice Department would likely appeal and the case could be on the fast track to the Supreme Court.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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