The polar vortex is causing U.S. mail to come to a halt in parts of six Midwestern states.
According to USA Today, USPS announced yesterday that no mail would be delivered in Iowa,
Minnesota, North and South Dakota, western Wisconsin and western Illinois. Routes are closing
due to extreme cold, with Chicago’s high temperature for the day to be around 10 below zero.
Monday night Richmond city council unanimously approved a 20-year proposal to building and
renovating city schools. The plan will spend approximately $650 million dollars in future
borrowing—an amount that devotes half of the city’s future debt capacity, according to
Richmond Times Dispatch. In the near future, city council and Richmond Public School’s
leaders will discuss the money’s use in greater detail.
Capital Bank, a Richmond division of First Tennessee Bank, has announced its exit from the
RVA market. This includes its prominent branch on West Broad St. in Reynolds Crossing.
According to the Associated Press, the Memphis-based bank is exiting the Virginia market to
focus on high-growth markets in the Carolinas, Florida, and its home state.
Washington State is in a state of emergency as health officials scramble to contain measles
outbreaks in two counties. Washington officials are urging immunization as cases of the deadly
disease climb in anti-vaccination communities. Since Friday, ten new cases have been confirmed
with nine near Portland, Oregon—causing concern there, as well.
With the Super Bowl less than a week away, Maroon 5 is cancelling their news conference to
discuss their halftime performance. Former Outkast member Big Boi, and rapper Travis Scott
will join Maroon 5 in Atlanta this Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams battle against the New