The Bulletin

A parking garage field hospital in Fredericksburg and more Va headlines

By: - January 12, 2022 7:53 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Virginia’s 2022 General Assembly session starts today, with newly empowered Republicans looking to change course after two years of full Democratic control.—Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Democrat Jackie Glass easily won Tuesday’s special election for a Norfolk House of Delegates seat.—Virginian-Pilot

• Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg is opening a field hospital in its parking garage to deal with an “unprecedented surge” in COVID-19 patients.—Free Lance-Star

• The jail in Bedford County is temporarily closing due to COVID-19, requiring 77 inmates to be transferred.—News & Advance

• Departing Gov. Ralph Northam now says he’s “99%” sure who was in his racist yearbook photo. His office is refusing to elaborate.—Virginian-Pilot

• Northam’s official gubernatorial portrait was unveiled.—Associated Press

• The Richmond City Council approved $1.3 million to try to jumpstart long-delayed plans for a slavery museum in the capital’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The case of a Roanoke man sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal drug charges inspired two U.S. Supreme Court justices to call for more clarity in declaring defendants “career offenders.”—Roanoke Times

• Loudoun County school officials are refusing to release the results of an investigation into how the division handled two sexual assaults, citing exemptions to the state’s FOIA law.—WTOP

• A Woodbridge man is about to face a third murder trial after two separate juries couldn’t agree on his guilt.—Prince William Times

• The man overseeing NASA’s new $10 billion space telescope grew up in Danville, where his parents were tobacco sharecroppers, and began his education in segregated schools.—Washington Post

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