Northam begins his last round of vetoes; Judge rules man who tried to run Sen. Lucas over was criminally insane; Amazon posts first Virginia job listings and more headlines

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• A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California. — The Associated Press

•  A Charlottesville judge has ruled that two downtown statues depicting Confederate generals are war monuments and therefore are protected by state code. — The Daily Progress

• Gov. Ralph Northam got out his veto pen Monday, swatting down legislation reforming the Board of Elections and other measures related to Virginia’s elections. —  Richmond Times-Dispatch

•  After budget talks in Richmond devolved into chaos last week, the city council and the mayor appear to have a deal. — WCVE

• Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, after denying using profanity during an argument with a Capitol Police officer over a parking spot, now admits she did “drop the F-bomb.”  — Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Some enterprising scammers took over a Virginia Beach parking lot from a closed restaurant to sell parking for the Something in the Water festival. “It was laughable. I couldn’t be mad because they totally got me,” the owner said. — The Virginian-Pilot

• Sellers of long-term-care insurance are seeking rate increases from the State Corporation Commission, many after getting double-digit increases over the past few years. — The Virginian-Pilot

• A northern Virginia tech staffing company apologized for an online job posting seeking “preferably Caucasian” applicants. — Associated Press

• Danville could be getting a second ax-throwing venue. — The Danville Register & Bee

• A coal miner lost an arm in an accident in Dickenson County. — The Coalfield Progress

• A man who tried to kill Sen. Louise Lucas was criminally insane, a judge ruled. — The Virginian-Pilot

• Amazon posted the first job listings for its new Arlington County headquarters Monday and said it is moving two vice presidents from Seattle there to oversee workforce development and international growth of its virtual assistant Alexa. — The Washington Post

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Robert Zullo
Robert has been winning and losing awards as a reporter and editor for 13 years at weekly and daily newspapers, beginning at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., where he was a staff writer and managing editor. He spent five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey. A former waiter, armored car guard and appliance deliveryman, he is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Contact him at [email protected]