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State monitoring COVID through sewage and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 30, 2021 7:54 am

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• The state is deploying more than two dozen sewage monitoring sites to monitor for COVID-19 infections.—Danville Register & Bee

• A misinformation campaign targeting Latino voters during the gubernatorial election included Spanish-language news stories that falsely claimed Biden had ordered the arrest of a man during a local school board meeting.—Associated Press

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin promised to roll back new admission standards at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, but even though the school is classified as a “Governor’s School,” his administration will have no direct authority to make changes.—Washington Post

• Stafford County has emerged as one of the few bright spots for Democrats in this month’s election, with the party winning control of the local board of supervisors for the first time in more than a decade.—Washington Post

• “A dozen Lee Enterprises newsroom unions, including three in Virginia, wrote an open letter to company management Monday, urging Lee to reject Alden Global Capital’s purchase offer of approximately $144 million.”—Virginia Business

• For the first time since a chaotic meeting generated national headlines in June, the Loudoun County School Board is reopening its meeting room to members of the public.—Loudoun Now

• The family of a Richmond man suffocated in a struggle with city police is pursuing a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the department.—Richmond Free Press

• Danville and Abingdon are some of the first cities in the state to take advantage of a new law that allows “permanent open-air alcohol zones.”—Cardinal News

• VCU closed a 400-person dorm after discovering a lot of mold.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Franklin County woman’s persistent dentist led to the discovery of a rare parasite that had made its home in her mouth.—Franklin News-Post

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