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DC-area officials cheer federal 'shelter-in-place' snow strategy

Capital region officials cheered the Office of Personnel Management's "shelter-in-place" option for snow emergencies. Having people stay at the office during sudden or extreme snowstorms would lessen gridlock, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. They also urged area workers to know their children's school emergency policies and have backup childcare arrangements in place.

Tags: DHS , Senate , Congress , Daniel Akaka , Mark Pryor , workforce , weather , emergencies , disaster preparedness , OPM , Terrie Suit , Dean Hunter , Steward Beckham , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:05pm EST

Region No. 2 among strongest economies

Only Seattle ranks ahead of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area.

Tags: economy , jobs , Alexandria , Arlington , Lexington Park , Southern Maryland , POLICOM

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 11:56am EDT