NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Almost every part of Virginia is seeing substantial to high rates of COVID-19 spread, according to the state health department.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• With more organizations requiring vaccines, health officials say they’re working on a system to help Virginians pull up their vaccination status on their phones.—Virginian-Pilot
• Roanoke’s mayor is backing off a vaccine mandate for city employees.—Roanoke Times
• The Richmond School Board is requiring all its employees to be vaccinated by Oct. 1.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Gov. Ralph Northam gave an absolute pardon to Emerson Stevens, a Northern Neck fisherman who had only a ninth-grade education when he was convicted of murder in 1986 based on questionable evidence.—Washingtonian
• One in seven D.C.-area residents moved in the past year, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.—Washington Post
• A satellite that’s part of NASA’s next moon mission will be launched from New Zealand instead of Virginia’s Wallops Island.—Salisbury Daily Times
• Federal authorities say a gun trafficking case stretching from Norfolk to Philadelphia spotlights the type of cross-state collaboration needed to stem violence.—Daily Press
• A Virginia Beach man is going to prison for selling $249,000 worth of fake Coast Guard credentials.—Virginian-Pilot
• Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Zoo announced the winners of a naming contest for its new fainting goats.—Roanoke Times
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