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Mercury reporting prods change in Norfolk and more headlines

By: - July 21, 2022 8:10 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Following an investigative series by the Virginia Mercury, a subsidiary of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be required to use its “best efforts” to pursue projects in Norfolk instead of elsewhere and will be required to better share profits.—Virginian-Pilot

• It’s gonna get hot in most of Eastern Virginia. —NBC12; Virginian-Pilot

• A Washington Post art critic says the new museum displays of Confederate monuments in Richmond after they were removed from Monument Avenue and the U.S. Capitol “points the way forward for reinscribing ugly symbols into a larger and ongoing narrative about racism.”—Washington Post; ARLNow

•  Gov. Glenn Youngkin is facing mounting pressure to rescind the appointment of a historian who has defended the Confederacy to the state’s Board of Historic Resources.—Virginian-Pilot

• A fourth high-level executive at the Virginia Information Technology Agency has left the agency, which handles  IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, governance and procurement services for the state.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Richmond area community college employee was sentenced to five years for stealing thousands of dollars in a financial aid scheme.—Associated Press

• Arlington County voted to limit police cooperation with ICE.—Washington Post; ARLNow

• Charlottesville is considering a plastic-bag tax.—Charlottesville Tomorrow

• A former Washington Football Team player who was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in a high speed crash in Chantilly that killed his passenger, a 29-year-old woman, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense.—Associated Press

• Police in Frederick County discovered that a man had been living with the dead body of a person he said was his grandfather for months.—Winchester Star

• A Petersburg assisted-living facility is under investigation after residents complained they never got federal stimulus checks.—Progress-Index; VPM

• An acoustic buoy has been deployed off the coast of Virginia to reduce whale-boat collisions.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia Tech researchers have created an device that bestows the grip of an octopus. It’s called (you guessed it) the “octo-glove.”—WVTF



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