Virginia hasn’t ruled out vaccine passports, GOP divided over voter ID requirements, ‘wack’ city logos in Arlington, and more headlines

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• Virginia vaccine coordinator Dr. Danny Avula says the state hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a mandate or vaccine passports to push more people to get shots.—WRIC

• Virginia Republicans are fighting over a decision allowing people to sign up for their convention without putting a voter ID number or a signature on the application form.—NBC News

• The Virginia Fraternal Order of Police is upset over a Republican candidate for attorney general’s use of its logo in his campaign materials.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Prince William County approved a budget that boosts police funding and adds eight new police positions. “Prince William County is not defunding the police,” said county board Chair Ann Wheeler.—Prince William Times

• A member of the Front Royal Town Council criticized the Warren County sheriff for confronting town workers over allegations they were “dumping sludge” at a local transfer station.—Northern Virginia Daily

• A VCU student leader is under fire for social media posts advocating for the killing of police officers. “Calls for violence and hateful language do not reflect the position or values of VCU,” a university spokesman said.—VPM

• Environmental regulators in North Carolina denied a permit for an extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.—NC Policy Watch

• A 900-acre solar project proposed in Chesapeake is raising questions about the future of the area’s agricultural land.—Virginian-Pilot

• Arlington officials are picking a new logo to disassociate the county from Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House, but people aren’t thrilled by the brightly colored replacement options. “These are wack,” one commenter said.—Washington Post

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