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Afghan evacuees flood NoVa hospitals and more Virginia headlines

By: - September 8, 2021 7:55 am
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• Crews begin work this morning removing Richmond’s Lee statue, one of the country’s largest remaining monuments to the Confederacy. The work will be live-streamed by VPM beginning at 8 a.m.—Associated PressVPM

• Workers will also replace a Confederate time capsule with an array of objects. “The prayer beads someone left behind after dying from coronavirus. An expired vial of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. A steel railroad spike found in Richmond’s African Ancestral Burial Ground. The photo of a Black ballerina with her fist raised high.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “The mass arrival of Afghan evacuees last month, many in need of medical care, wreaked havoc on Northern Virginia’s hospital system — prompting a regional emergency response group to assume oversight after one hospital became overwhelmed with patients and federal officials lost track of where some Afghans were hospitalized, officials said.”—Washington Post

• “Dominion Energy overcharged its Virginia customers $1.2 billion since 2015, according to testimony filed Friday by a utility expert in an ongoing review of energy monopoly’s finances.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Style Weekly, a 39-year-old alt-weekly in Richmond, shut down this week. A series of sales left the paper in the hands of a massive hedge fund.—Virginia Business

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