Virginia Dems applaud Chauvin verdict, UVA Health loosens billing policies, the Ralphie Wrap, and more headlines

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• Virginia Democrats applauded the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial but said more work must be done to combat systemic racism.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Norfolk Police Department fired a lieutenant who donated $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of murdering two people during a protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia used an emergency cellphone alert to notify people about COVID-19 vaccine availability, causing a traffic spike to a state website and a few complaints.—Washington Post

• The University of Virginia Health System is loosening its billing policies to be less punitive toward lower-income patients who may not be able to pay.—Daily Progress

• “Reopening schools, supporting gun rights and rolling back COVID-19 restrictions” dominated the discussion at a GOP gubernatorial forum in Lynchburg.—News & Advance

• Gov. Ralph Northam agreed to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on non-sports school performances “following an outcry from the fine arts community.”—Loudoun Times-Mirror

• A Roanoke lawyer who had gotten her stepson acquitted on a murder charge claims in a lawsuit that police raided and searched her home in retaliation.—Roanoke Times

• A Toano man found a Korean War-era hand grenade in a cornfield.—Virginia Gazette

• In honor of 4/20 and Virginia’s decision to legalize marijuana, a restaurant in Gov. Northam’s hometown offered “the Ralphie Wrap,” a concoction made up of “mac and cheese, mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders and French fries.”—WAVY

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