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Norfolk sued over casino, eviction protections expiring, police dog raises controversy in Rocky Mount, and more headlines

By: - June 18, 2021 8:06 am
Virginia Mercury

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• A developer is suing the city of Norfolk, claiming officials broke a deal to help the company build a casino by working with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe instead.—Virginian-Pilot

• “How Trump Republican Tim Anderson beat out Chris Stolle for GOP nomination in Virginia Beach.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Politifact VA says Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin is mostly correct when he says “more Virginians are moving away from Virginia than are moving to Virginia.”—VPM

• Some pandemic eviction protections will expire on June 30 when Gov. Ralph Northam’s state of emergency declaration ends.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The head of the Virginia Manufacturers Association warned some jobs might be automated out of existence unless the state stops giving people boosted unemployment benefits.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Authorities filed criminal charges against the parents of a 2-year-old Newport News boy who picked up a gun and shot himself.—WAVY

• A group apparently linked to the KKK distributed fliers targeting Fairfax County School Board members.—WTOP

• Controversy is swirling in the town of Rocky Mount after a retiring police dog was given to a former police officer accused of participating in the Capitol riot.—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]