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More fallout from sexual harassment allegations against former ODU professor, Supreme Court leaves Unite the Right convictions in place, Richmond voters to weigh in on casino, and more headlines

By: - June 15, 2021 8:07 am
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• Old Dominion University’s president apologized after 110 faculty members signed a letter denouncing the university’s pushback against women who have made sexual harassment allegations against former ODU professor and author Blake Bailey.—Virginian-Pilot

• A Northern Virginia couple became the first defendants charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to plead guilty only to misdemeanor charges. It’s unclear if they’ll face prison time.—Washington Post

• Richmond’s police chief sought to reassure city residents they “are safe” after a police group seeking better compensation put up a billboard saying “the safety of the city is in jeopardy.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent.”—Associated Press

• Richmond voters will be officially weighing in on whether they want a casino after the City Council voted to approve a ballot referendum this fall.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia Tech officials announced Lane Stadium will be open at full capacity for home football games this fall.—Roanoke Times

• Whitt Clement, a former House of Delegates member turned lobbyist, has been chosen as the new University of Virginia rector.—Daily Progress

• The state-owned Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is rolling out plans for a $190 million expansion.—Richmond BizSense

• A “nationally recognized tree” at Radford University fell over in a storm.—Roanoke Times

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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]