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Friday News: With Europe in Record Heat Wave, “Why Are We...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 26.  Flags of inconvenience: noose tightens around Iranian...

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? 110+ Degree Heat Indexes and No A/C...

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by Cindy Burkeville, Virginia. An excessive heat warning is in effect, as heat indexes climbed to 110 degrees Saturday afternoon. With the same predicted for...

Sunday News: Apollo 11 on Washington Monument; “The G.O.P. Is Now...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 21.  Why the United States is playing rope-a-dope...

Saturday News: “How a Persian Gulf Conflict Could Impact Commodities Markets”;...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, July 20.  Iran Seizes British Tanker, but Disputes Taking...

During Extreme Heat, AG Mark Herring Reminds Virginians to Ensure Health...

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From AG Mark Herring: DURING EXTREME HEAT, AG HERRING REMINDS VIRGINIANS TO ENSURE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS ~ Leaving a child or pet...

Friday News: “Did the President Know in Advance of the Trump...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 27. How Did the End of the World...

Why Don’t Feds Have Telework Option on Extremely Hot Days?

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Federal government workers in the DC area are allowed to telework when it snows. Why aren't they encouraged to do so on extreme heat days?

I asked Federal News Radio's Amy Morris about the federal government's heat wave telework policy. She looked into it and tweeted that there's no broad policy, only that, "The office manager has discretion depending on office conditions, etc." Federal News Radio has also posted a memo on the heat from the Office of Personnel Management to agency heads, which advises managers to keep employees hydrated but says nothing about teleworking.

If federal government workers were allowed to telework in the most extreme heat (say, on days when the heat index is forecast to be over 105), there would be several real benefits: