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Parent group calls for Loudoun superintendent to step down and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 15, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A parent advocacy group wants the Loudoun superintendent to resign amid a growing furor over the district’s handling of sexual assault cases.—Loudoun Times-Mirror • Virginia Democrats are blasting the conservative rally conducted Wednesday in Henrico which featured President Donald Trump, his one-time […]

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Attorney General candidates square off in debate and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 14, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and his GOP challenger, Del. Jason Miyares, squared off in a debate Wednesday, tangling over crime, parole, guns and social issues.—Richmond Times-Dispatch; Loudoun Now; Washington Post • Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged Democrats in Washington to “get their act […]

In remote address to GOP grassroots organizing event, Trump stumps for Youngkin

By: - October 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered his most fulsome backing yet of Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Glenn Youngkin, in a virtual address to a GOP grassroots rally in Henrico. “I’ll tell you what, Glenn Youngkin is a great gentleman. He loves his state. We’ve got to get him in,” Trump told a gathering of […]

Charlottesville city manager resigns and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 13, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The family of slain journalist Alison Parker wants the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove footage of the 2015 on-camera shooting that killed her and a cameraman, Adam Ward.—Associated Press • Virginia’s governor’s race “has it all: A nationalized race […]

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Equity at state governor’s schools and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 12, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Can Democrats count on the youth turnout with Trump out of office?—Washington Post • With sea level rise, even lesser tropical storms and hurricanes will be increasingly destructive, a new study says.—Virginian-Pilot • Pay for Virginia’s CEOs boomed during the pandemic.—Virginia Business • A three-part series […]

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Theories on missing Lee statue time capsule and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 11, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The Virginia Redistricting Commission has officially given up drawing new legislative maps but still hopes to produce a congressional plan.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • The Washington Post profiled the two major-party candidates for governor, calling Republican Glenn Youngkin a “6-foot-5 Mystery Date” and likening Democrat Terry […]

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Lieutenant governor candidate questioned over vaccine status and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 8, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • In the lieutenant governor’s race, Democrat Hala Ayala went on the attack against Republican Winsome Sears after Sears refused to disclose her vaccination status.—Washington Post • Though the suburbs remain Virginia’s main political battleground, Republicans are targeting a pair of House Democrats […]

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Polling shows tight governor’s race and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 7, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A new Emerson College poll shows a tight Virginia governor’s race, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Glenn Youngkin by one percentage point.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • Virginia Beach authorities are getting pushback for saying a man loudly playing monkey sounds and racist slurs […]

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McAuliffe campaign targets Taylor Swift fans and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 6, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin re-upped his calls for an “audit” of Virginia’s voting machines.—POLITICO • Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is trying to rally Taylor Swift fans by highlighting Youngkin’s connection to a dispute between the singer and a manager who bought […]

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New manufacturer brings nearly 2,500 jobs to Southwest Virginia and more headlines

By: - October 5, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A medical glove factory is expected to bring almost 2,500 new jobs to Southwest Virginia, according to Gov. Ralph Northam’s office, “a number of jobs per capita equivalent to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington.” The project is backed by state and federal […]

Virginia DMV bringing back walk-in service

By: - October 4, 2021

Starting Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is bringing back walk-in service at all 75 customer services centers for the first-time since the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the department into appoint-only, online and mail service. Appoint-only service will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and walk-in service will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the department said […]

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Neo-Nazis discussed killing Virginia speaker and more headlines

By: - October 4, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Federal prosecutors say neo-Nazis discussed assassinating Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn ahead of the 2020 gun rally at the state Capitol. “This pattern of using violence to intimidate the leaders and symbols of our democracy undermines the core values of our democracy […]