Heat advisory in D.C. area today; Elon Musk wants to build a high-speed tunnel between D.C. and New York

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, July 21.

Temperatures are expected to near 100 degrees today and Sunday, and there’s a heat advisory and Code Orange air quality alert—meaning pollution could be unhealthy for sensitive groups—for much of the region.
(The Washington Post)

Elon Musk wants to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation that could travel between D.C. and New York in 30 minutes.
(WTOP)

Since winning the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie has gone from avoiding mention of President Donald Trump to positioning himself as someone who is, as opposed to his Democratic opponent Ralph Northam, “eager to work with” Trump.
(The Washington Post)

Find out which Northern Virginia counties are paying the most in real estate, personal property and other taxes.
(WTOP)

There have been 60 reported cases of illness stemming from a Chipotle in Sterling, and one is confirmed as being norovirus.
(WTOP)

Arlington residents are reporting a phone scam where they receive calls from someone posing as a police officer and saying there is a warrant for the recipient’s arrest due to a jury duty mix-up.
(ARLnow)

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