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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Charlottesville schools will be closed Friday for the second day in a row as police investigate a white supremacist threat of violence posted online. – The Daily Progress• For the first time in 20 years, VCU administrators aren’t calling for a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A federal judge approved a $3 million settlement in a case brought by the family of Jamycheal Mitchell, scolding authorities at Hampton Roads Regional Jail where the 24-year-old died in 2015 and calling the events “shameful.” – Daily Press• Following the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed legislation that would require local jails to cooperate with ICE. “Local and regional correctional facilities have, and should retain, discretion to determine how they choose to engage with federal immigration agencies,” he wrote. – The Roanoke...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Chesterfield County Police suspended an officer after activists accused him of leading recruitment for white nationalist group Identity Evropa. It’s the second time this year a Richmond-area police officer has been suspended following allegations of white supremacist affiliations. – Daily...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the racial gerrymandering lawsuit against the House of Delegates. “What’s at stake is the future of who controls the General Assembly.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch• Ten incumbent Democrats in the General Assembly...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A Portsmouth judge ruled that the media can attend the trial of a 14-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy last December. – The Virginian-Pilot• Corey Stewart will chair a Trump-boosting super PAC called The Keeping America Great...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Inmates at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland County said they are not getting adequate medical care and fear getting sick will kill them after an inmate died last year because of the flu and MRSA. - The...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam issued his first veto of the session, striking down a bill that would require state police to automatically issue concealed weapon permits to non-residents if background checks and other administrative reviews aren’t completed within 90 days. He...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The rescue squad in Patrick County fired an EMT who made racist comments on a white supremacist podcast. “The board felt that this was in the best interest of the squad, which must continue to provide quality care...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• UVA is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour next year, increasing pay for about 1,400 employees. – The Daily Progress• A former intern for House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, apologized after he was accused of attempting to...