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NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• It’s primary day: Virginia voters will pick Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general as well as nominees in 17 contested Republican and Democratic House primaries.—Associated Press, NBC12, Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch
• The United Auto Workers began a strike at Volvo’s truck plant in Dublin.—Roanoke Times
• Virginia Commonwealth University will join hundreds of other colleges in requiring COVID-19 vaccination for returning students.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A legislative audit commission is recommending changes to legislation legalizing marijuana in Virginia on July 1.—WVTF
• Singer Pharrell Williams plans to open several private schools for low-income students, including in Norfolk.—Virginian-Pilot
• There are so many cicadas in Northern Virginia, they’re being picked up by weather radar.—Insider
• Prosecutors in Louisiana are trying to jail a UVA law professor for sharing publicly available body cam footage of police strip searching a minor.—Reason
• Virginia needs many teachers and support staff, some experts say.—WVTF
• The Culpeper library has a copy of a letter written by a Virginia book publisher who witnessed the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 while in the city on business. “it was indeed the most heartless brutal piece of business I ever saw. We have nothing on Germany after this,” he wrote.—Culpeper Star-Exponent
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