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$470 million potentially lost to pandemic identity theft and more Va. headlines

By: - August 18, 2022 7:49 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A federal judge ruled in favor of a transgender woman who sued Fairfax County after she was housed with men in a local jail, finding gender dysphoria is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.—Washington Post

• “A Virginia man who is facing trial on charges that he drove a Hummer packed with guns to Philadelphia to interfere with the 2020 presidential election has been arrested in a separate case that alleges his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.”—Associated Press

• Officials with the Virginia Employment Commission said they’re trying to get back roughly $470 million believed to have been lost to pandemic identity theft.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Carilion Clinic is delaying plans to build a major new mental health facility in Roanoke in order to make pandemic-related updates to the project, according to its CEO.—Roanoke Times

• Richmond won’t be voting on a casino again this year after a judge granted the city’s request to remove the issue from the ballot.—VPM

• Lake Anna has been added to Virginia’s impaired waterways list over algae blooms.—Free Lance-Star

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