NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• “A new forecast by University of Virginia scientists indicates that even if the state were able to increase vaccinations to 85% of the population by Labor Day, Virginia would still experience a significant surge in new COVID-19 infections.”—Virginian-Pilot
• State health officials say third vaccine doses will soon be available for immunocompromised Virginians.—Associated Press
• Some Central Virginia parents are enrolling their children in COVID-19 vaccine trials. “I guess I just have faith in the science and the medical community to do right.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Although some school divisions plan to announce COVID-19 cases in their facilities, the state doesn’t require disclosure.—News & Advance
• A national Republican group is launching a “six-figure” ad campaign aimed at flipping seats in the Virginia House of Delegates.—Washington Post
• Census data released last week shows Southwest Virginia lost 8 percent of its population over the last decade.—Bristol Herald Courier
• Richmond, once a majority-Black city, saw an influx of White residents as its population grew 10 percent.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A federal judge said she doesn’t have the authority to stop blasting at Bent Mountain for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.—Roanoke Times
• Two U.S. Park Police officers involved in the fatal 2017 shooting of motorist Bijan Ghaisar were told he wasn’t the suspect in a fender bender that sparked the chase.—Washington Post
• Drama between a TikTok personality and Arlington bartenders led to protective orders and police getting involved.—Washington Post
• The founder of a Virginia service dogs company has to pay $3 million after being sued for giving people poorly trained puppies.—Daily Progress
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