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Democrats concede House majority and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 8, 2021 8:02 am

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• Republicans ran up their margins last week in rural counties, showing Democrats who thought they’d bottomed out in the far-flung reaches of the state that they could still sink lower.—New York Times

• House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, issued a statement conceding her party lost its majority in the chamber.—Associated Press

• Legal experts say last week’s election results likely complicate the Supreme Court of Virginia’s work redrawing legislative districts.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin released a summary of his tax returns showing he made $127 million over five years. Both he and Democrat Terry McAuliffe had promised to release the information before the election but ultimately reneged.—Washington Post

• Poll workers in Fairfax reported that Youngkin’s son twice attempted to vote in last week’s election despite being too young. Officials said he was not ultimately allowed to vote and that the attempt did not violate any election laws.—Washington Post

• Teacher groups are accusing the Virginia School Boards Association of training local boards to thwart unionization efforts.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• After a community push, Latinos are now the most vaccinated demographic in the Richmond area.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Virginia so far has not seen a repeat of last fall’s increased coronavirus spread, reducing the likely impact of a holiday surge.”—Virginian-Pilot

• White supremacists on trial for their role in organizing the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville took the stand as hearings entered their second week.—Washington Post

• A distillery in Shenandoah County agreed to pay $700,000 in penalties for dumping 40,000 gallons of industrial waste into a stream.—Winchester Star

• “A woman armed with a handgun after exiting her burning home in western Virginia was fatally shot by officers early Sunday, according to Virginia State Police, which is investigating what happened.”—Associated Press

• Virginia Tech researchers are working amid seafood suppliers in a water-front warehouse in Hampton to create lab-grown fish. “We are trying to produce meat without killing animals.”—Virginian-Pilot

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