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Big Bon Secours profits from a bare-bones Richmond hospital and more Va. headlines

By: - September 26, 2022 7:59 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A bare-bones community hospital in one of Richmond’s poorest neighborhoods has the highest profit margin of any hospital in Virginia. Its profitability comes from a drug program aimed at helping impoverished communities, but nonprofit health system Bon Secours isn’t reinvesting the money back into the facility.—New York Times

• An election fight between two Republican lawmakers from Southwest Virginia is getting physical, with Del. Marie March pursuing criminal charges against Del. Wren Williams over a collision at a GOP fundraising event. March says Williams intentionally pushed her. Williams says it was an accidental bump.—Cardinal News

• “Descendants of enslaved Virginians who worked in the Executive Mansion say they want their ancestors acknowledged during public tours at the home.”—Axios

• Former Virginia congressman Denver Riggleman is frustrating members of the congressional Jan. 6 committee he worked for by publishing a “behind-the-scenes” book before the investigation is finished.—Washington Post

• The percentage of Virginia students getting basic vaccinations required for school has been “steadily declining since 2008.”—Virginian-Pilot

• A judge admonished a former Prince William County election official for not quickly hiring a lawyer to defend herself against corruption charges.—WTOP

• Some NFL owners say they’re given increasing consideration to the idea of forcing Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder to sell the team.—Washington Post

• U.S. Sen. Mark Warner got a can of tuna delivered via drone in Christiansburg. “Looks to me like I got lunch.”—Roanoke Times

• An Eastern Shore man carved a 1,600-foot chain out of wood.—WAVY

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