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State Sen. Amanda Chase plans Congressional run and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 18, 2021 8:04 am

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• Sen. Amanda Chase, a Chesterfield Republican who has embraced Trump-style politics, announced she will join the GOP nomination contest to challenge U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger in next year’s midterms.—Washington Post

• The state’s jail board reached an agreement to allow the long-troubled Hampton Roads Regional Jail to remain open after a closed-door meeting with the jail’s staff.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia Beach City Council voted to establish a new police review board that will for the first time have the power to independently investigate complaints and subpoena records and testimony.—Virginian-Pilot

• A Richmond gas station that charged nearly $7 a gallon for gas during the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline agreed to refund customers as part of a price-gouging settlement negotiated by the Attorney General’s office.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• An apparently unclaimed Confederate monument in front of the Clarke County Courthouse has the county government fighting with the Sons of Confederate Veterans for ownership rights.—Winchester Star

• “A citizens group opposed to putting a row of 612-foot-tall wind turbines on top of a Botetourt County mountain has gone back to court in an effort to stop the renewable energy project.”—Roanoke Times

• A review of city employee salaries in Newport News and Virginia Beach, where some workers are pushing for the right to bargain collectively, found that 1 in 6 workers aren’t paid enough to support a family.—Daily Press

• Amazon has hired 3,500 employees to work in its new Northern Virginia offices, branded HQ2. The company eventually plans to employ 25,000 in the area.—Virginia Business

• “House Republicans will seek to restore Paul Nardo as clerk of the House of Delegates, two years after Democrats replaced him with veteran state policy adviser Suzette Denslow.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Three state health districts in Southwest Virginia have no permanent director and officials say filling the roles is proving difficult. “Most people really have to have a heart to do this, and I am hoping we can attract somebody.”—Cardinal News

• A doctor who operated a pain clinic in Roanoke was sentenced to three years in prison for writing needless prescriptions tied to the death of at least four of her patients. “Dr. Lewis, you are a drug dealer and you profited from this.”—Roanoke Times

• Thousands came to pay their respects to the family of a 29-year-old Big Stone Gap police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a routine wellness check. “All we can do is honor him and his memory.”—Bristol Herald Courier


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