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New version of ARLnow’s Afternoon Update newsletter in the works

The new version of ARLnow’s Afternoon Update newsletter

ARLnow’s email newsletter has barely changed since President Obama’s first term. But a refresh is in the works.

The Afternoon Update newsletter reliably sends out the past 24 hour of local news headlines from ARLnow at 4 p.m., six to seven days per week. It currently has more than 17,500 subscribers.

The newsletter has been going out since 2010, the year of ARLnow’s founding. The current Afternoon Update uses the same RSS-to-email functionality as that original 2010 version, just with some aesthetic changes.

An ARLnow Afternoon Update email from 2010

That’s about to change. We’re currently testing a new version that will look similar but the way it’s generated under the hood is completely updated — much like the new version of our website.

The new version is currently expected to roll out at some point next week. In the meantime, if you’d like to subscribe and get all of the local news headlines, unfiltered by any social media algorithm, click the button below.