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A digital system of vaccination proof and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 17, 2021 7:56 am
Virginia Mercury

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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