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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration released its proposed definition of assault weapons it wants to ban, which targets any semiautomatic weapon with a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Some General Assembly Republicans want to repeal a ban on...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state’s laws.”—Associated Press• Gov. Ralph Northam promised sweeping change...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The General Assembly reconvenes today. Democrats gathered yesterday to outline an agenda for their first year in power in more than two decades, reiterating promises to enact new gun laws, raise the minimum wage, pass the Equal Rights Amendment,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Two delegates from Virginia Beach filed legislation to establish a 21-member commission to investigate the mass shooting last year at a Virginia Beach municipal building. It would be the third such investigation, but the first to take place at...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Gun rights advocates and militia members from around the country are urging thousands of armed protesters to descend on Virginia's capital later this month to stop newly empowered Democrats from passing gun-control bills. What began as a handful of...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Adults possessing small amounts of marijuana for personal use will no longer be prosecuted in two Northern Virginia counties, new prosecutors in Fairfax and Arlington said Thursday on one of their first days on the job.”—The Washington Post• Officials in...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “House Speaker-elect Eileen Filler-Corn is stepping down from her job at an Arlington County-based lobbying and consulting firm, helping to alleviate the potential for conflicts of interest as she prepares for the leadership role.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Fairfax County Public Schools, the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Lawmakers will again consider a hands-free driving bill, — Richmond Times-Dispatch• Restaurant owners in Norfolk are worried about casino competition. — The Virginian-Pilot• More than 600 workers will be furloughed at a coal mining operation in Buchanan County...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Nearly 70 vehicles were involved in a crash on I-64 westbound in York County Sunday morning. … Fifty-one people involved in the accident were taken to hospitals. Of the injuries, 11 were considered serious, and two were considered life-threatening.”—Daily...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $3.7 billion plan to increase rail service in the state, funding track purchases and the construction of a new bridge to Washington, which will allow Virginia to run more commuter and Amtrak trains through...