Va. info for sale on dark web; Unemployment complaints; Blocking broadband and more
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• A listing on a “dark web” marketplace, “a kind of back-alley eBay specializing in the sale of leaked and hacked information,” offered a trove of information from the Virginia Defense Force, a group of volunteers that supports the state National Guard.—WHRO
• With thousands of people still awaiting payment by the Virginia Employment Commission, advocacy groups are calling for action.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Spotsylvania County deputy was indicted on a felony charge in the shooting of an unarmed man earlier this year.—Free Lance-Star
• In a new book, an emeritus professor at Virginia Tech argues that telecommunications companies have successfully lobbied for barriers
to community and municipal broadband in Virginia. “Their lobbying efforts within Richmond have been successful in creating legislation that makes it very difficult in Virginia for municipalities to create broadband network systems,” he said.—WVTF
• Virginia Beach will become just the second city in the state to employ ShotSpotter technology, which automatically alerts police to gunfire.—Virginian-Pilot
• A look at the landscape on evictions and assistance to renters and landlords in Virginia.—Associated Press
• “Lawmakers in charge of ensuring Virginia is adequately treating people with mental health problems heard directly Thursday from the state official who says low staffing at state hospitals has brought unprecedented levels of danger.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• COVID-19 cases are up in some parts of Southwest Virginia, thanks in part to the Delta variant.—Bristol Herald-Courier
• A rugby player from Richmond is in Japan as a member of the U.S. women’s Olympic team. “I think that every opportunity to compete on the world stage is a huge privilege.”—VPM
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