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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office while GOP members of the delegation continue to defend their efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s clear electoral victory.—Virginian-Pilot, WVTF• At least two...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Video showed Virginia State Police troopers and Arlington County police in riot gear defending the U.S. Capitol.—ARLnow• After lawmakers resumed their work, there was a brief confrontation on the House floor when Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, objected to a Democratic...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Health officials in Richmond say they expect to begin vaccinating people over 75 and essential workers like grocery store clerks and teachers next month. In Roanoke, officials say they will have wrapped up efforts to vaccinate eligible health care...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia expects to deliver coronavirus vaccines to more than 1,400 nursing homes in the coming weeks. So far, just 20 percent of the 450,000 doses the state has received have been administered, according to state data.—Associated Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch• “More than...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia logged more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time , the same day the state surpassed 5,000 deaths from the virus.”—Roanoke Times• Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) called President Donald Trump’s phone call pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia is scheduled to receive 140,000 doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine by the end of the day.—Virginian-Pilot• The pandemic hit remote Tangier Island around Thanksgiving. But while precautionary measures have divided other areas, the largely conservative community has now embraced...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A new report from Old Dominion University says that it will likely take years for the state of Virginia to achieve a complete economic recovery from the devastating coronavirus pandemic.”—Associated Press• New state laws go into effect Jan. 1...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A relentless surge in COVID-19 cases is threatening to overwhelm Virginia’s hospitals and health care resources — the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus — before new vaccines can change the course of the pandemic.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Even after...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia is averaging more than 3,500 coronavirus cases per day as the holidays approach and officials are urging people to stay home and get tested if they will travel.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The number of Virginians filing first-time unemployment claims...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Roanoke region has seen a major spike in COVID-19 cases. "This is very likely due to the Thanksgiving surge that we were expecting," one health official said.—WVTF• Attorney General Mark Herring formally launched his re-election bid, though...