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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Sentara Healthcare began offering drive-through COVID-19 screening at three sites in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Chesapeake.—Daily Press• Schools are taking varied approaches to a state-mandated two-week shutdown. Alexandria is moving instruction online, Loudoun bought $5 million worth of Chromebooks for...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Coronavirus news: • A Chesterfield County man has tested positive for the virus, the first known case in the county. — Chesterfield Observer • Dr. Michael McDermott, president and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare and chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s COVID-19...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia nearly doubled between Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 17. The health department is currently reporting six hospitalizations and no deaths.—Virginia Department of Health• Richmond and Henrico public schools announced they would close...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Today in coronavirus:More casesAs of this morning, officials are reporting three new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total in Virginia to 11. The new “presumptive positives” are in:—Alexandria, where the patient attended Christ Church in Georgetown, where the rector has...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Today in coronavirus headlines:• Eight people have tested positive in Virginia in Northern Virginia, Spotsylvania and Virginia Beach.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Health officials aren’t sure how a Spotsylvania man, the latest case, contracted the illness.—The Free Lance-Star• Two workers at a state-run center in...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• House and Senate budget negotiators released their proposed amendments to the state’s two-year budget, which include raises for state employees, dental benefits for Medicaid patients, another year of frozen tuition at state universities and a $25 million underground tunnel...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old business-friendly and socially conservative laws and replacing them with a broad, progressive policy agenda.”—Associated Press• Republican lawmakers aren’t pleased with the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A sweeping energy bill that supporters said would make Virginia a national leader in addressing climate change passed the state House Thursday amid warnings by critics that it will carry a steep price tag.”—Associated Press•  Gov. Ralph Northam signed...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Tuesday’s Democratic primary saw record turnout, with about 1.3 million Virginians casting votes.—The Washington Post• It’s looking less and less likely that General Assembly lawmakers will be able to finish their work in time to adjourn as scheduled on Saturday....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Biden wins VirginiaJoe Biden found friendly territory for his moderate politics in Virginia, capturing 53 percent of the vote and winning nearly every city and county in the state.Bernie Sanders came in second, with 23 percent of the vote...