Loudoun and Fairfax counties will make a joint bid to house Amazon’s HQ2; Northern California wildfires kill at least 10

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Loudoun and Fairfax counties will offer up the Center for Innovative Technology’s 26-acre, $30 million spread in a joint bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

In nine Northern California counties, at least 10 people have died, 2,000 homes and businesses have burned, and more than 20,000 people have been displaced as 15 wildfires rage on.
(The Washington Post)

Arlington County and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service have been nominated for ConventionSouth magazine’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award recognizing the southern United States’ best meeting and convention places.
(ARL Now)

Compared to other bus drivers in the region, Loudoun County Transit Commuter Bus drivers receive lower pay. Though a strike has not been officially announced at this point, an authorization vote passed last week means that the drivers are ready and willing to go on strike if they feel that it is needed.

The Boeing Corporation has acquired Manassas’ Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation in the hope that they will be able to develop “advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.”
(Potomac Local)

According to Virginia crash data, over the next three months more than 500 Northern Virginia drivers will hit a deer. In State Farm Insurance’s most recent state rankings, the commonwealth has the 11th highest number of large animals hit by vehicles.