NEWS TO KNOW

Culpeper sheriff faces second immigration suit; Hopewell meeting erupts; Taylor dissects loss and more headlines

BY: - November 28, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — The Culpeper County Sheriff is facing a second lawsuit in two months over his decision to enter into a cooperation agreement with ICE. The latest challenge filed by the ACLU questions whether local authorities can legally enforce federal immigration laws in Virginia […]

Gov. Ralph Northam

Air board members won’t be seated before compressor vote; Fields to claim self-defense in Charlottesville attack and more headlines

BY: - November 27, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW: Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. New members won’t vote on compressor permit Gov. Ralph Northam announced he will not seat two new members of the state Air Pollution Control Board until after a Dec. 10 vote on a compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Patrick […]

Jury selection starts in Charlottesville car-attack trial; GOP tries to stave off losses; A jail ‘God pod;’ Va. congressmen take leadership spots and more headlines

BY: - November 26, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — Jury selection begins today in the trial of James Fields, the man charged with first-degree murder in the car attack in Charlottesville last year that killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more. The process of winnowing down a pool 360 residents […]

A move from the FBI to Dominion; VCU studying the effects of withdrawal treatment; using leftover tax money for rural broadband and more headlines

BY: - November 21, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — Gov. Ralph Northam framed his decision to replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board ahead of a key pipeline vote as a routine matter that naturally followed the expiration of their terms in June, but a review found 235 other […]

Northam defends air board move; Charlottesville braces for trial; Embracing the ‘zipper merge;’ Elk plan draws opposition and more headlines

BY: - November 20, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — Gov. Ralph Northam defended his decision to dismiss two members of the air board ahead of a crucial vote on a compressor station for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline — a move that’s drawn criticism from environmentalists, including former Vice President Al […]

Firehouse primary winners; Deeds pushes for mental health reform; A rocket launch at Wallops; Two-headed snake dies

BY: - November 19, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — A federal judge sounded sympathetic after hearing arguments that the state’s practice of suspending drivers licenses for unpaid court fines places an undue burden on the poor and amounts to a modern-day debtors prison. “They shouldn’t be punished if they cannot […]

Amazon news keeps coming; Fredericksburg’s new baseball team; Lynchburg teachers rally for pay increases and more headlines

BY: - November 15, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — How much did the state spend to woo Amazon? At least $2 million to retain various companies to help craft a $573 million offer, according to newly released documents. – The Virginian-Pilot — It took six years, but Fredericksburg finally caught its […]

A truck-load of Amazon news; Hate crimes increase; Cutting the cost of prison health care; InfoWars defends Charlottesville lawsuit; Claire Danes talks up Richmond and more headlines

BY: - November 14, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Amazon announcement news: — Virginia’s direct incentive package to Amazon was less than half of what New York committed — $22,000 per job versus $48,000 per job — stirring “quiet satisfaction in the Old Dominion that Richmond had cut a better deal than […]

Virginia Mercury

Crystal City gets half of new Amazon HQ; Mary Baldwin students reject art as ‘racist;’ Man in fracas with Tucker Carlson weighs legal action and more headlines

BY: - November 13, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Amazon has made its decision Amazon is expected to announce as early as today that it has decided to split its much sought after HQ2 (and the 50,000 jobs that come with it) between New York City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City. The Associated […]

A Virginia prison first; more Bird scooters seized; veterans honored; downsizing continues at Pilot, Daily Press and more headlines

BY: - November 12, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — A woman being held in state prison is still nourishing her two-and-a-half-month premature baby in the ICU, sending breast milk pumped behind bars via doctors in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the state. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) — Democrats are hopeful about benefits to the […]

Fewer youths behind bars; lawyer asks that a Robert E. Lee portrait be removed from courtroom; mother and daughter team continue pipeline fight, and more headlines

BY: - November 9, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. —Virginia has fewer youths behind bars, according to a Department of Juvenile Justice report. There have also been fewer violent incidents in state juvenile justice systems. (The Daily Press) —A lawyer representing an African-American man in Louisa County has requested the court remove […]

Virginia Mercury

The domino effect of this week’s midterm elections; pipeline updates; early renderings of a Bristol casino and other headlines

BY: - November 8, 2018

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — After a third loss in a statewide race, it’s unclear where Corey Stewart will end up. Even his position as chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors may not be guaranteed.  (The Washington Post) — Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria has a […]