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Dominion to run coal plant through 2045 and more Virginia headlines

By: - September 15, 2021 8:05 am

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• In some areas, demand for COVID-19 tests is again outstripping supply.—Free Lance-Star

• Four weeks into the school year in Chesterfield County, 2,231 of the district’s 60,000 children were in quarantine.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Ahead of their first debate Thursday, gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin got into a Twitter fight over vaccine policies.—Washington Post

• McAuliffe faced criticism from an unnamed Amtrak passenger for not wearing a mask during a July train ride despite federal mandates. His campaign didn’t address the pictures the passenger took, but pointed to Youngkin’s “extensive history” of not following CDC mask guidance.—Fox News

• “Five people who recently traveled to Virginia from Afghanistan as part of the federal government’s emergency evacuation have been diagnosed with measles, according to the Virginia Department of Health.”—Free Lance-Star

• Dominion Energy says it plans to operate its hybrid coal plant in Wise County for another 24 years, taking full advantage of an exception written into the Virginia Clean Economy Act that requires all other coal plants to close in 2024.—Bristol Herald Courier

• Parents of children with disabilities are finding it especially difficult to find childcare.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia Tech broke ground on its new campus in Alexandria.—Washington Post

• Portsmouth is requiring proof of vaccination to enter municipal buildings unmasked.—Virginian-Pilot

• Portsmouth’s new police chief abruptly backed out of an interview with Norfolk television station WAVY when it learned longtime reporter Andy Fox would be asking the questions.—WAVY

• A master distiller in North Carolina is charged with producing over 9,000 gallons of moonshine, which authorities allege made its way to a “stash house” in Sussex County.—Charlotte Observer

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