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Kiggans trying to reset campaign narrative and more Va. headlines

By: - September 12, 2022 8:05 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Republican state Sen. Jen. Kiggans is trying to reset the narrative of her congressional campaign by convincing Hampton Roads-area voters she’s “not an extremist.”—Washington Post

• After last week’s failure to pick a new judge for the State Corporation Commission, several lawmakers say they’re upset by what appears to be an increasingly politicized approach to filling seats on the influential regulatory panel.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Engineers are using a 380-ton machine named “Hazel” to dig a new sewer tunnel under the Potomac River in Alexandria.—Washington Post

• The Western Virginia Water Authority is trying to figure out how a so-called “forever chemical” wound up in the Roanoke River.—Roanoke Times

• Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia moved up in this year’s college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• An Alexandria man with a metal detector was fined $15,000 for digging at the Chancellorsville Civil War battlefield.—Culpeper Star-Exponent

• An indoor vertical farming operation billed as the largest of its kind in the world is up and running in Pittsylvania County.—Cardinal News

• A new historical marker in Prince William County honors the “Courageous Four,” a group of Black teachers who helped integrate the county’s schools.—Prince William Times

• A magazine called Prince William Living has been inundated with messages from people trying to contact the royal family after the queen’s death.—InsideNoVa

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