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NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• In an appearance on the John Fredericks Radio Show, former President Donald Trump warned Virginia Democrats would “cheat” in this year’s elections. Democrats said he was “peddling the exact rhetoric that led to the deadly insurrection on January 6th.”—Washington Post
• Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin “posed sharply different visions on how to make the state better for business” at a candidate forum in Northern Virginia.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• The restrictive abortion law that took effect in Texas quickly became an issue in gubernatorial races in Virginia and California.—POLITICO
• At least one person died in severe flooding that struck the Hurley area of Southwest Virginia this week.—Bristol Herald Courier
• With legal marijuana sales still years away in Virginia, synthetic delta-8 products are filling the void, giving a “mellower high than its more famous THC cannabinoid, delta-9, but a more heady buzz than CBD.”—VPM
• Hampton Roads-area newspapers are fighting a legal effort to close a court hearing in the case of a man accused of killing a Newport News police officer.—Daily Press
• Virus cases at Liberty University have tripled since reaching a record high last week. Liberty is not mandating masks or vaccinations.—News & Advance
• Virginia’s smallest county is delaying its school year instead of adopting a mask mandate.—WSLS
• Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia’s new law banning guns at polling places also applies at early voting sites.—WRIC
• King George County got a waterfront home as part of a bridge project. Officials haven’t decided what to do with it yet, so they’re letting top-level county employees live in it.—Free Lance-Star
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