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The enemy of my enemy is my friend in the 2nd District; more headlines

By: - August 2, 2018 4:56 pm

Our round-up of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

  • Campaign workers for U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, a Republican, helped get an independent candidate facing fraud charges on the ballot, presumably to siphon votes from his Democratic opponent, Elaine Luria. — The Virginian-Pilot.
  • Richmond school officials are recommending that 10 educators, including the principal, involved in a standardized test cheating scandal at Carver Elementary lose their jobs and their licenses. — The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  • A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s review of water-quality impacts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which has been flagged for series of violations early in its construction. — The Roanoke Times.
  • A police pursuit that began on I-95 in Sussex County ended Wednesday with a shootout and the death of a suspect and a VirginiaState Police canine. — The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  • A detention center in Caroline County is preparing to accept its first immigrant detainees. — The Free Lance-Star.
  • A borough in Alaska turned to using typewriters after its computers were hacked. — The Washington Post.

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers before becoming editor of the Virginia Mercury in 2018. He was a staff writer and managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., before spending five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey. A former waiter, armored car guard and appliance deliveryman, he is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Contact him at [email protected]