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Preparations underway for potential rail strike and more Va. headlines

By: - September 14, 2022 8:11 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A possible rail strike that might start Friday could mean a full shutdown of Virginia Railway Express, the Northern Virginia commuter service.—InsideNoVa

• Norfolk Southern and the Virginia Port Authority were also taking steps to prepare for possible freight rail disruptions in Hampton Roads.—Virginian-Pilot

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Virginia might miss its 2025 deadline to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, but he’s still working on it.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• State health officials are getting $46 million to replace lead pipes that may be contaminating drinking water.—WRIC

• Fairfax County, which prohibits its employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, isn’t doing enough to reduce deportations, advocacy groups say.—Washington Post

• Fairfax’s Board of Supervisors voted to drop the names of two major highways that honored Confederate generals.—Associated Press

• Norfolk’s City Council approved a plan to use local deputies to provide extra local protection for U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democrat who has received threats while serving on the Jan. 6 commission.—Virginian-Pilot

• After a decades-long fight, Richmond has a plan to build a new minor league baseball stadium.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The town of Grottoes and JMU are teaming up to raise the profile of Grand Caverns, “the oldest show cavern in the continental United States.”—Northern Virginia Daily

• A Romanian ATM skimming ring allegedly hit several counties in Southwest Virginia.—Martinsville Bulletin

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