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Recount underway in contested Va. House district and more state headlines

By: - December 2, 2021 7:50 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• “One of the two outstanding vote recounts that will settle whether Virginia Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the House of Delegates is set to get underway Thursday in Virginia Beach.”—Associated Press

• The family of Donovon Lynch, shot and killed by police responding to a shooting on the Virginia Beach oceanfront, is calling for a federal investigation after a local grand jury found the shooting justified.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle confirmed one of his deputies attended the Jan. 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol, but says “he did not enter the Capitol.”—Virginian-Pilot

• “A federal judge has found sufficient evidence to show that a female administrator for Roanoke County Public Schools was paid less than a male colleague for doing what was essentially the same job.”—Roanoke Times

• A commission studying ways to fund improvements to old school buildings says the state should loan more money to cities and counties that can’t afford repairs.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Norfolk volunteers have been picking up roughly 2,000 pounds of litter per month, a roughly 50 percent increase from before the coronavirus crisis started in spring 2020.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Henrico County will test private wells for PFAS, potentially harmful chemicals used to make nonstick coatings.—Henrico Citizen

• The Virginian-Pilot cut ties with a columnist following reports he was paid $260,000 by Dominion Energy, a company he sometimes wrote about.—VPM

• Christmas trees are still in short supply this year — an ongoing ripple from the 2008 recession when farmers planted fewer trees. “We have 6- to 7-foot trees. It’s hard to explain to our customers that this is what they’ll have to settle for this year.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

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