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• Citing reconciliation, Gov. Ralph Northam kept up a string of recent vetoes by shooting down bipartisan bills establishing minimum sentences for certain offenses. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Roanoke renamed the city’s courthouse for civil rights legal titan Oliver Hill, who spent his “formative years in the city” and later practiced law there before his long career in Richmond. — The Roanoke Times
•Virginia Commonwealth University officials suspended associate professor Javier Tapia last semester despite concluding that he did not racially discriminate against an unfamiliar black professor when he called security on her last fall. The decision prompted a lawsuit from Tapia and protests by students who want him fired. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Most Hampton Roads nursing homes have fewer nurses and aides and more violations of health standards than the national averages, putting patients at increased risk of injury or untreated illness. — The Virginian-Pilot
• A shooting in Bedford County that left three people wounded started with a Ford v. Chevy argument. — WSET
• Director Steven Spielberg was in Danville last week, talking to former textile mill workers. Exactly what it was about remained unclear. — The Danville Register & Bee
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