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Neo-Nazis discussed killing Virginia speaker and more headlines

By: - October 4, 2021 8:06 am
Virginia Mercury

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• Federal prosecutors say neo-Nazis discussed assassinating Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn ahead of the 2020 gun rally at the state Capitol. “This pattern of using violence to intimidate the leaders and symbols of our democracy undermines the core values of our democracy itself,” Filler-Corn said.—Associated Press

• “In tight governor’s race, Virginia GOP targeting critical race theory to draw votes”—Washington Post

• Democrats are trying to rally Latino voters in Virginia as the outlook tightens for the November elections.—POLITICO

• The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s PAC, which has endorsed both Democrats and Republicans in recent cycles, is staying neutral in this year’s gubernatorial contest.—InsideNoVa

• A 77-year-old inmate died of COVID-19 at the Newport News jail while awaiting a mental health hearing.—Daily Press

• Henrico County prosecutors have filed charges against the owner of a gun a 14-year-old boy allegedly used to kill a 13-year-old girl.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Prince William-Manassas jail officials broke their record-sharing policies “’over many years’ to give local prosecutors direct access to inmate records and phone calls while preventing similar access to defense attorneys.”—Prince William Times

• Hundreds of people participated in an abortion-rights march in Richmond Saturday.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Virginia Tech professor is trying to figure out how stink bugs sneak into everything.—Roanoke Times



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