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‘Razor-thin’ governor’s race and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 27, 2021 7:59 am

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• President Joe Biden called Republican Glenn Youngkin a Trump “acolyte” during a rally in Northern Virginia meant to lift Democrats in the closing week of Virginia’s race for governor.—Associated Press

• New finance reports show Youngkin had a cash advantage heading into the homestretch after dedicating $20 million of his own fortune to his campaign.—Associated Press

• A new CNU poll found Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a “razor-thin” lead over Youngkin. Other statewide races were virtually tied.—Wason Center

• Virginia’s new 45-day early voting period has reshaped how state elections work.—New York Times

• Jury selection has been slow going in the federal trial over the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, partly due to the difficulty of finding impartial jurors.—Washington Post, Daily Progress

• Virginia lawmakers are considering speeding up the planned 2024 start of retail marijuana sales.—Richmond BizSense

• A Virginia Tech football player “accused of killing a man who he mistook for a woman when he met him for sex” has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge.—Roanoke Times

• State officials are appealing a federal judge’s decision to throw out charges against two U.S. Park Police officers in connection to the fatal shooting of a Northern Virginia man in 2017.—Washington Post

• Virginia Beach police recalled officers’ gun holsters after identifying a “possible defect” with new technology meant to activate body cameras whenever a gun is pulled.—Virginian-Pilot

• Enrollment at Virginia colleges is flat during the pandemic, but more low-income students appear to be forgoing higher education.—Richmond Times-Dispatch


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