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State tuition increasing; rent-to-own contracts under fire; and the power of a Board of Pharmacy ID

By: - August 8, 2018 8:00 am

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

  • State college tuition will go up an average of five percent this year, which works out to about $612 more for an in-state student. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • The state booted a Board of Pharmacy member, accusing her of using her board ID to gain access to a closed area of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction. A well known civic activist in the area, she says she just used the card to show who she was. – The Roanoke Times
  • Construction of the new IKEA in Norfolk is about half done and the store still plans to open next spring. – The Virginian-Pilot
  • Advocates arguing rent-to-own home contracts are often predatory made their case for new regulation to the Virginia Housing Commission. Del. Chris Peace, who led the discussion, said he wasn’t sure he agreed with the term predatory but agreed some new rules might be needed to protect renters. – The Daily Press
  • The Lynchburg Regional Airport is getting a passenger-loading bridge. – The News & Advance
  • Some Charlottesville residents expressed frustration that the city will basically be on lockdown over the weekend. One resident called it martial law. – The Daily Progress
  • Activists in Charlottesville are refusing to talk to reporters who are also planning to interview white supremacists or white nationalists, saying they won’t participate in news stories that give a platform to racist voices. – The Huffington Post
  • Counterprotests are planned in D.C. Sunday to oppose “Unite the Right 2.” — WTOP
  • The governor and the Redskins held a press conference to promote recess. He said he’d welcome a new stadium for the team in Virginia. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Ned Oliver
Ned Oliver

Ned, a Lexington native, has been a fulltime journalist since 2008, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Mass. He was named Virginia's outstanding journalist for 2020 by the Virginia Press Association.

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