Virginia earns accolades for focus on trains, McAuliffe proposes Medicaid ‘buy-in’ plan, a pig sanctuary in Frederick County, and more headlines
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• “The quest to get more residents on trains has earned Virginia accolades and a national spotlight, particularly as new transportation priorities in Washington elevate multimodal travel with an eye on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”—Washington Post
• Police in Virginia Beach are rolling out new body camera technology that will automatically turn on nearby officers’ cameras when guns are drawn.—Virginian-Pilot
• Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing a Medicaid “buy-in” plan for Virginians who make too much money to qualify for the program but still struggle to afford health care.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Attorney General Mark Herring and Republican challenger Jason Miyares clashed over guns, voting, police reform and crime in their first general-election debate.—Washington Post
• Virginia tourism officials want $50 million in coronavirus relief funding to help rejuvenate the hard-hit hospitality industry.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• After passage of the Clean Economy Act, Virginia is one of the top five states for solar energy.—Energy News Network
• Virginians have wagered more than $1 billion since legal sports betting launched in the state earlier this year, making it the most popular form of gambling overseen by the Virginia Lottery.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Natural Bridge State Park is getting a new owner, but visitors probably won’t see any difference.—Roanoke Times
• “Couple’s pig sanctuary is hog heaven for abused, neglected swine.”—Winchester Star
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