NEWS TO KNOW
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• Three years after the Unite the Right car attack, some survivors are still struggling with physical and emotional trauma, unable to resume the lives they thought they were going to lead.—Daily Progress
• Policymakers are considering changing admissions policies to boost Black and Hispanic enrollment at Virginia’s elite magnet schools.—Associated Press
• Richmond’s John Marshall Courthouse will be closed today after having multiple windows smashed overnight.—NBC12
• Virginia’s newly launched COVID-19 tracking app has been downloaded 292,000 times since last Wednesday, according to state officials.—Bristol Herald Courier
• A federal judge ordered ICE to stop sending additional detainees to the privately run immigrant detention center in Farmville that’s struggling to contain COVID-19 infections. The facility accepted 74 transfers in early June, 51 of whom later tested positive.—Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Blacksburg officials approved stricter social distancing rules to try to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases when Virginia Tech students return. “We’re going to have lots of people in the community who are inclined to socialize, have fun,” said the town attorney.—Roanoke Times
• Chris Green, the man who suffered a serious head injury two months ago as protesters toppled a Confederate statue in Portsmouth, is recovering in a rehabilitation facility. Family members say he recognizes loved ones but is still unable to speak.—Virginian-Pilot
• A group of more than 100 parents is suing the Shenandoah County School Board to try to block the renaming of two schools honoring Confederate figures and keep a “Rebels” mascot at a third school.—Northern Virginia Daily
• The Newport News City Council voted 6-1 to remove a Confederate monument that has stood since 1909.—Daily Press
• Rapper Kanye West hasn’t filed to be on the presidential ballot in Virginia. If he intends to, he has some work to do before the Aug. 21 deadline.—Daily Press
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