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Accidental edible ingestion, evictions still happening, ‘Woke Kindgergarten’ and more headlines

By: - August 6, 2021 8:09 am
Virginia Mercury

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• Despite eviction restrictions during the pandemic, thousands of Virginians have been kicked out of rental properties. — Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia community colleges will require masks to be worn indoors. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia’s Poison Center has seen a large increase in “individuals ingesting marijuana edibles and having adverse reactions,” with 35 calls in 2020 and 78 exposure calls as of Aug. 4, 2021. “Seventy-six percent of these were in children and it seemed like two and three years old are at the highest risk,” a doctor said. — WTVR

• PolitiFact Virginia rated as false U.S. Rep. Bob Good’s claim that “wearing masks has not been demonstrated to make a significant impact in preventing the spread of COVID.” — VPM 

• Ballad Health, which has hospitals in Southwest Virginia and Tennessee, says the delta variant could be “catastrophic” for the region because of low vaccination rates. — Bristol Herald Courier

• Roanoke’s mayor also favors a vaccine mandate for city employees. — Roanoke Times

• A special prosecutor cleared a Richmond area House candidate of wrongdoing after a complaint about his residency. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Fairfax elementary school came under fire for posting a video, along with other summer learning materials, called “Woke Kindergarten,” which ends with the narrator saying “I feel safe when there are no police.” The video was removed and the school system said it “ordered a review of what its buildings are posting.” — Fox News

• A Norfolk teen died of COVID-19-related complications. — Virginian-Pilot 

• Experts predict an uptick in hurricanes and tropical storms over the next few months. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

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