The Bulletin

Virginia’s share of Juul settlement and more state headlines

By: - September 7, 2022 7:51 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Juul, the e-cigarette maker partly owned by Virginia-based Altria Group, reached a $438.5 million settlement over claims it marketed its products to minors. Virginia will get $16.6 million in the deal.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• In an interview with the New York Post, Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears declined to say whether she’d back former President Donald Trump in 2024. “I’m going to hold my fire. I want to see what he says, what he does and who else is out there.”—New York Post

• A Richmond city councilwoman took other city officials to task for holding a closed-door meeting with police that she said seemed to be about the disputed Fourth of July mass shooting story. “All of this needs to come out to the public instead of us looking like we’re covering up something.”—WTVR

• A historical marker for the Martinsville Seven, a group of Black men executed in 1951 after being accused of rape, is set to be dedicated this weekend.—Cardinal News

• Roanoke-based health system Carilion Clinic says it lost more than $250 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, much of it due to the shutdown of non-emergency services.—Roanoke Times

• It’s a good time of year to see Virginia’s thriving elk herd, according to a state wildlife official.—Washington Post

• “Virginians are 5.3 times more likely to name their baby Virginia than parents in any other state in the county.”—Axios


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