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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• In-person voting begins in Virginia today.—Roanoke Times• A month in, the General Assembly’s special session is still going and House and Senate lawmakers are getting increasingly testy about the slow pace of work. Lawmakers promised to present their proposed revisions...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• COVID-19 cases are rising faster in Southwest Virginia than any other region in the state. “The most concerning thing about Southwest, and I’ll repeat this, is we just don’t have the hospitals and especially the ICU capabilities,” said Gov....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Campbell County Public Schools says 43 adults and students are quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19. In Prince George County, 24 elementary students were moved to online-only classes after administrators say they came in contact with the virus.—News &...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A federal judge in Virginia issued an arrest warrant for a neo-Nazi podcaster who promoted and attended the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, finding the man was in “total disregard” of court orders issued in a lawsuit stemming...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A COVID-19 outbreak that infected 300 and killed one at an ICE detention center in Farmville was sparked by cross-country inmate transfers officials say were unnecessary and only used to justify charter flights to deploy agency tactical teams to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Senate passed its omnibus police reform legislation, which includes bans on chokeholds, no-knock warrants and acquisition of some military equipment. Now House and Senate lawmakers will begin working to reconcile the differences between their bills.—Washington Post• “Vice President...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Norfolk police — without telling city leaders or the public — started using a controversial facial recognition program late last year, one that could end people’s ability to anonymously walk around in public.”—Virginian-Pilot• House lawmakers amended legislation establishing the Marcus...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The first day of school was pretty weird and, in some districts, marked by tech glitches. “The only thing I can say about this school year with any certainty is that it will look unlike any other school year...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• As schools around Virginia reopen this week, students are preparing for the unknown. “It’s different, but you can’t change what’s happening. I’m still excited.”—Virginian-Pilot• Local school districts say they have plans to accommodate special education students, but parents say they’re...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Debate over police reform grew heated in the House of Delegates as GOP members criticized Democrats’ agenda as rushed and Democrats defended them as long overdue.—Associated Press• Virginia health officials say they’re developing plans to distribute millions of vaccines for...