NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• “About a month into the school year, a clear majority of Virginia voters support coronavirus vaccine mandates in schools, while a smaller majority supports such requirements for in-person workers in the state, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.”—Washington Post
• Donald Trump said GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin needs to more fully embrace MAGA if he wants to beat Terry McAuliffe. “When they try and go down a railroad track: You know, ‘Hey, oh yeah, sure, love it, love it. Oh yeah, love Trump, love Trump, OK, let’s go, next subject,’ When they do that … they never win. They never win. They have to embrace it.” Youngkin’s campaign did not comment.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• “After three weeks of declining unemployment claims statewide, the number of new claims shot up more than 300% last week.”—Virginia Business
• Incarceration rates in Virginia outpace most foreign countries, according to the Prison Policy Institute. “I can assure you that your state locks up twice as many people per capita compared to the UK, Canada, Germany, Norway, countries like that.”—WVTF
• Metro’s board abandoned a plan to ban people suspected of committing a sex offense. The measure aimed to combat an increase in indecent exposure incidents but civil rights groups said it “could take away the only form of transportation for some residents without due process.”—Washington Post
• Petersburg banned guns on all publicly owned property in the city, including streets, roads, alleys and sidewalks, but the city attorney said the ordinance will be “a challenge to enforce.”—Progress-Index
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