The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
• “President Biden directed the Democratic National Committee this week to pour $1.2 million into Virginia legislative races to counter record-smashing fundraising by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), whose prospects as a potential last-minute presidential candidate could rise or fall with the outcome on Nov. 7.”—Washington Post
• Preliminary test results show Virginia students’ academic achievement has remained largely unchanged since last year. The Virginia Department of Education has delayed releasing the final test scores.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• The Hampton NAACP is asking a councilman to resign after court documents showed he paid a prostitute for oral sex and reports of inappropriate treatment of women were made public.—Virginian-Pilot
• With enrollment declining and most school buildings in need of major renovations, Lynchburg’s school board will vote on whether to close two elementary schools.—Cardinal News
• For the third year in a row, vodka topped the list of Virginia ABC’s most-purchased liquor, with roughly half a gallon sold per state resident in the last fiscal year.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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