EVMS has spent more than $116,000 on probe into Northam’s yearbook page so far; Arlington County agrees to pay $11.5 million to keep DEA and 3,000 jobs; cave rescue in Russell County and more headlines

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• McGuire Woods spent 156 hours in February trying to figure out how a racist photo ended up on Gov. Ralph Northam’s Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page. The probe, initiated by the school, has cost more than $116,000 in legal and public relations fees. – The Virginian-Pilot

• President Donald Trump will not attend the ceremony to honor Richmond’s Rodney Robinson, who won National Teacher of the Year last week. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will attend instead. – Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Pharrell Williams’ massive, star-studded Something in the Water festival wrapped up Sunday, but concertgoers can expect its return next year. — The Virginian-Pilot

• University of Virginia basketball Coach Tony Bennett said his team won’t be able to coordinate schedules to visit the White House after winning the national collegiate championship. – The Daily Progress

• Chris Runion, a business owner, will be the Republican candidate in the 25th District. Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cove, decided not to run for re-election in the district. – The Daily Progress

• The Arlington County Board reluctantly agreed to offer the landlord of the Drug Enforcement Agency a 15-year, $11.5 million grant to keep the agency in the locality. If the agency left Arlington County, it would take 3,000 jobs with it. – The Washington Post

• Chesterfield County created a land bank to redevelop vacant properties into community spots, like parks, or affordable housing. – Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Students at the University of Virginia are advocating for the school to clarify its policy on allowing undocumented students to enroll, and to expand financial aid to Dreamers. — The Daily Progress

• Five men were rescued from a cave in Russell County on Sunday. – Associated Press

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