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Improved state eviction rates and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 23, 2021 7:53 am
Virginia Mercury

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• Hundreds of Afghan refugees are staying temporarily at a Northern Virginia community college campus.—Associated Press

• A Marion man who burned a cross on a Black family’s lawn after a civil rights protest was sentenced to 18 months in prison.—Bristol Herald Courier

• With COVID-19 cases growing around the state and the potential to exceed last winter’s numbers, the surge could be blunted by mask wearing and social distancing, a UVA report says.—Danville Register & Bee

• Gov. Ralph Northam’s chief legal counsel, Rita Davis, is leaving for a job at the Pentagon.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Oceana Naval Air Station air show has been canceled again because of COVID-19 case increases.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia has been “shamed” into improving its eviction rates, which were among the highest in the country.—Associated Press

• Which localities have seen the biggest increase in COVID-19 cases?—WTVR

• Lawmakers on Virginia’s new cannabis commission are wrestling with whether to alter the penalty structure for possession of larger amounts of marijuana after the state legalized smaller quantities of the drug.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• It’s been 190 years, but there are lingering questions and unsolved mysteries surrounding Nat Turner’s rebellion.—Virginian-Pilot

• A general housing shortage has made it tough for resettlement organizations to find housing for Afghan refugees.—WVTF

• More than 100,000 Virginians served in the military after 9/11. The chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has hit them hard. “I am trying to convince myself otherwise, but it’s hard not to think that it was all for nothing,” one said.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A rehabilitated eagle was released at Fones Cliffs, a site sacred to the Rappahannock Tribe.—Free Lance-Star

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