NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• “The Virginia Beach SWAT team showed up Wednesday morning to Building 2 to train with at least one K-9 on the abandoned floors where a mass shooting took place earlier this year. The appearance of officers in tactical gear carrying assault rifles, however, startled the few city employees who still work in the Municipal Center building.”—The Virginian-Pilot
• The Second Amendment sanctuary movement came to some of the state’s largest suburban counties, with Henrico, Spotsylvania and Hanover counties adopting ordinances.—Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Free Lance-Star
• Alexandria is the latest locality to drop glass from its curbside recycling program, acknowledging that the containers had been going to the landfill regardless of what bin residents put them in.—WAMU
• A company that uses LED lighting and aeroponic mist to grow leafy greens in stacks as high as 40 feet is opening a plant outside of Danville, promising to hire 92 people and invest $42 million.—The Register & Bee
• After the feds rejected a five-year plan submitted by Richmond’s public housing authority, a local spokeswoman attributed the issue to a “few technical deficiencies,” but HUD officials challenged that spin, saying the plan contained “substantive deficiencies” that need to be corrected.—VPM
• The makers of so-called skill slot machines are trying to get their lawsuit against Charlottesville’s commonwealth’s attorney bounced back from federal to state court. “Defendant is not entitled to act as prosecutor, judge and jury by declaring in a press release that Plaintiffs’ games are illegal in Charlottesville,” they wrote in an amended complaint.—The Daily Progress
• Virginia Beach leaders delayed a vote on an ordinance pushed by local police to ban tents on the beach at night. “This is criminalizing homelessness,” one councilmember said.—The Virginian-Pilot
• A Henrico County School Board member proposed to his girlfriend during the county’s official swearing-in ceremony. She said yes.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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