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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Amazon has made its decisionAmazon 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...
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...
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...