The Bulletin

COVID hospitalizations creep up and more headlines

By: - July 20, 2022 7:50 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising again.—WVTF 

• How Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appointments to state boards could shape policy.—VPM

• Large free health clinics are coming back to Southwest Virginia for the first time since 2020.—WVTF

• Some parents aren’t bothered by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new relaxed school quarantine COVID-19 guidelines.—NBC12

• A new Hanover County elementary school will be among the first in Virginia without gendered restrooms.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• UVA’s Innocence Project has secured a third exoneration involving a corrupt Norfolk detective, this time for a man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a homicide.—Daily Progress

• A Spotsylvania deputy shot a man who was charging at him with a 32-inch “Spartan warrior-type sword,” police say.—Free Lance-Star

• Covington’s city treasurer was arrested on drug charges—Roanoke Times

• Car thefts in Norfolk are up 170 percent.—Virginian-Pilot

• Norfolk officials have axed plans to put a temporary casino inside Harbor Park stadium after the Virginian-Pilot revealed that the city changed the address of the stadium “in an apparent attempt to circumvent language in the casino referendum that Norfolk voters approved in 2020.”—Virginian-Pilot

• More COVID-19 treatment prescriptions were filled in Virginia’s richer ZIP codes than poorer ones and the state health department is checking out why.—Virginian-Pilot

• Teacher shortages are hitting Virginia school systems hard, particularly in Southside.—WVTF

• The invasive emerald ash borer, which has been decimating ash trees across the country, has finally made it to Hampton Roads.—WHRO



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