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Vaccine eligibility for kids and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 11, 2021 7:58 am
Virginia Mercury

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• Children between the ages of 5 and 11 could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Virginia health officials.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Pride flag outside a religious center on Virginia Tech’s campus was taken down and replaced with Confederate flags. Blacksburg police are investigating.—NBC News

• Inmates at the Lynchburg jail seized control of a housing unit and barricaded themselves inside.—WSET

• Search warrants allege a Roanoke city councilman diverted funds from a neighborhood nonprofit for his personal use.—Roanoke Times

• A pair of counties in the Richmond-area suburbs chose different paths on masks in schools Tuesday. Chesterfield County will require them. Hanover County won’t.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• After hours of discussion, the Virginia Beach School Board voted to make masks mandatory.—WAVY

• After a chaotic meeting in June, the Loudoun County School Board prevented a large public audience from entering its building during discussions on a policy to accomodate transgender students. A conservative group said it plans to sue for a potential FOIA violation.—Washington Post

• A businessman who had a food contract with the Norfolk jail testified that he gave former sheriff Bob McCabe gifts in order to keep that contract. “I scratch your back, you scratch mine.”—Virginian-Pilot

• “A northern Virginia mosque is asking the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles that were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were deemed to violate sanctions on Iran.”—Associated Press

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