Northam says full vaccination of Virginians possible by summer, applications open for citizen seats on redistricting commission, three roosters crowing on Tech campus, and more headlines

NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere

• Gov. Ralph Northam says he hopes everyone in Virginia can be vaccinated for COVID-19 by “early to mid-summer.”—NPR

• State lawmakers will have to be choosier about the legislation they file in the 2021 session due to the General Assembly’s self-imposed limits on how many bills each member can file. Some Democrats aren’t happy.—Washington Post

• The Northam administration is rolling out its own marijuana legalization study. It recommends immediate investments in data collection to give officials a better understanding of the drug as it stands now. —Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Regular Virginians can now apply for one of the eight citizen seats on the new redistricting commission. Here’s how it works.—Washington PostApplication form

• More than half of Southwest Virginia households struggle to cover basic living expenses, according to a new report.—Roanoke Times

• Advocates are worried a “tsunami” of evictions could be coming in 2021.—Virginian-Pilot

• Black leaders in Richmond raised $1 million to address racial disparities in areas like homeownership and education, much of it coming from corporate donors like Dominion Energy and Altria.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Alexandria native Callie Brownson made history Sunday when she became the first woman to coach a position group for an NFL team.—WTOP

• A 74-year-old Warrenton woman is facing charges after allegedly shooting at a drunk driver who crashed into her yard.—Fauquier Now

• Three roosters found wandering on Virginia Tech’s campus have a new home. How they got there remains a mystery.—Roanoke Times

Sign up here to get these headlines and the Mercury’s original reporting delivered to your inbox daily in News to Know, our free newsletter.