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Newport News school shooting and more Virginia headlines

By: - September 21, 2021 8:02 am

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• “Dominion Energy earned more than $1.1 billion above a fair profit from its Virginia customers in four years, according to State Corporation Commission staff testimony filed in an ongoing review of the monopoly utility’s books.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Maps drawn by the Democratic advisor to the bipartisan redistricting commission would give the party a 55-45 advantage in the House of Delegates and a 21-19 advantage in the Senate. Maps drawn by the GOP advisor would create a 50-50 split in the House and give Republicans a 21-19 advantage in the Senate. “We’re trying to figure out how we’re going to put these maps together,” said Greta Harris, the Democratic co-chair of the commission.—Associated Press

• A Fairfax County judge sharply criticized the 17-year sentence prosecutors offered a man who admitted to sexually abusing a young relative for years. Family of the woman publicly pushed for a longer sentence, but Judge Thomas P. Mann said he didn’t have the authority to reject the plea agreement in the case. “Make no mistake,” he said. “Your government has failed you.”—Washington Post

• Two students were shot at a Newport News high school. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening and that the shooter, who is in custody, knew the victims. “I don’t want to tell you about motive right now until I get that shored up, but I don’t think this was an individual that just came here as some random act.”—Daily Press

• Gov. Ralph Northam’s popularity is waning as his term in office winds down, according to polling, which found his approval rating had dropped from 56 percent in October to 48 percent this month.—Washington Post

• “Arlington County, which for decades used the former home of a Confederate general as its logo, has adopted a new design — one meant to highlight its geographic and historic ties to D.C. and Alexandria instead.”—Washington Post

• “The Stafford County Board of Supervisors are scheduled Tuesday to take up a resolution that would deny funding to the school division if it is tied to the practice of requesting students to identify their preferred pronouns or the teaching of critical race theory or the 1619 project.”—Free Lance-Star

• Some Richmond residents are upset satellite early voting locations aren’t open yet.—WRIC


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