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Juneteenth at Fort Monroe, an “epidemic of violence” in Hampton Roads, possible funds for overcrowded mental hospitals, and more headlines

By: - June 21, 2021 8:01 am
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  • Gov. Ralph Northam and others celebrated Juneteenth at Fort Monroe, the state’s “public commemoration of its only holiday recognizing the end of enslavement.”—Washington Post
  • “In the midst of the pandemic, an epidemic of violence has gripped Hampton Roads and beyond.”—Virginian-Pilot
  • A team of historians is trying to identify every Virginia site listed in the “Green Book,” which recorded Jim Crow-era establishments that were safe for Black customers.—Virginian-Pilot
  • Police say a triple homicide in Herndon Saturday was related to a suicide that occurred at a Reston parking garage.—Washington Post
  • “Recommendations in a new study of the Virginia Parole Board include doubling its size, supplementing its staff and operating with more transparency.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • State lawmakers are hoping to use federal pandemic relief funds to address the problem of “dangerously” full mental hospitals.—Washington Post
  • Prince William County officials are investigating a local NAACP leader’s claim that a “senior police official” used a racial slur while referring to him.—InsideNoVA
  • A baseball player at George Mason University died after complications from Tommy John surgery, a “relatively common procedure for pitchers.” —New York Times
  • “The Strange Tale of the Beautiful Library and the Town That Never Asked for It.”—Daily Beast

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Graham Moomaw
Graham Moomaw

A veteran Virginia politics reporter, Graham grew up in Hillsville and Lynchburg, graduating from James Madison University and earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Mercury in 2019, he spent six years at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, most of that time covering the governor's office, the General Assembly and state politics. He also covered city hall and politics at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. Contact him at [email protected]