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Is an extra-cold winter ahead for NoVA?; 3 vaping illnesses reported in the region

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Aug. 27.

“Freezing, frigid and frosty,” are the exact terms used to describe the upcoming winter in the DMV in the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac, known for predicting weather outcomes throughout the year. According to the publication, the coldest outbreak should arrive during the last week of January 2020, with “above-normal precipitation expected.” (WUSA9)

The Virginia Department of Health said in a news release that it is investigating three reported cases of a severe lung illness linked to e-cigarette vaping in NoVA. The illnesses have caused nearly 200 reports across 22 states, with patients being admitted to the hospital weeks or months after vaping. (WTOP)

‘Clear the Shelters’ events across NoVA helped 55 animals from Prince William County find new homes on Saturday, Aug. 17. The Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PWSPCA) covered the adoption fees for 17 dogs and 38 cats, and Prince William County Animal Shelter covered all spay/neuter fees. (Inside NoVA)

The Arlington County library system launched a “Grab & Go,” express collection with hopes of reaching readers more quickly. Readers have access to in-demand books (print and digital) with no wait on borrowing because the books can be checked out immediately and will not be displayed in the library catalog. (Inside NoVA)

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