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General Assembly back in town, VDH diverges from CDC on COVID and more headlines

By: - June 17, 2022 8:02 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Democratic candidates in Virginia’s swing districts are standing firm on their support for gun restrictions.—Washington Post

• Virginia’s General Assembly will return to Richmond to take up 38 budget amendments proposed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin, less than two weeks before their June 30 deadline to finalize the state’s two-year spending plan.—Washington Post

• One of those proposed amendments would ban state Medicaid from covering abortions in which a fetus had been diagnosed with severe abnormalities or mental deficiencies.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “The Virginia Department of Health is redefining the length of time a COVID-19 infection can be considered ‘recent,’ diverging from the definition used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is returning eight 7000-series Metro trains to service, months after all 748 railcars were taken offline due to a derailment near Arlington National Cemetery.—Virginia Business

• The Washington Commanders won’t be returning to Richmond for training camp, a move the team said was “unrelated” to now-tabled legislation that would have provided state funding for a new stadium in Virginia.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A former Charlottesville police chief is suing the city — along with several former and current officials — for $10 million, saying she was terminated because of her race, color and sex.—Daily Progress

• Federal prosecutors withdrew their death sentence request for a man accused of killing his cellmate at a prison in Lee County.—Roanoke Times

• Two men are accused of using a phone app to steal thousands worth of fuel from a closed gas station in Virginia Beach.—Virginian-Pilot

• The sheriff and commonwealth’s attorney in Pulaski County announced they’re leaving the Democratic Party and will now support Republicans, citing their disagreement with Democrats’ approach to law and order.—Roanoke Times

• A fourth member of VCU’s Delta Chi fraternity pleaded guilty in the hazing death of Adam Oakes, a freshman who died of alcohol intoxication after an initiation party.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Results from a Facebook poll listed “Henrico,” “Powhatan,” “Norfolk” and “Fauquier” as some of the most mispronounced places in Virginia.—WRIC

 

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