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Byrd statue slated to come down today, continued problems at Employment Commission, local prosecutor funding and diversion efforts, and more headlines

BY: - July 7, 2021

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Officials plan to remove a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square this morning. The former U.S. senator was a staunch segregationist and led Virginia’s racist “massive resistance” policy to public school integration.—Associated Press “A Virginia man charged with joining the mob that stormed […]

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More than nine killed in holiday weekend violence, Sen. Lucas recall case dismissed, gubernatorial hopefuls zero in on education, and more headlines

BY: - July 6, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. A spate of gun violence over the holiday weekend left more than nine people dead. In one incident, a 23-year-old was shot and killed in the passenger seat of a car traveling on the interstate in Richmond. In another, a 36-year-old Bedford County woman […]

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NFL fines Washington Football Team, Lucas challenges recall effort, Virginians flock to marijuana seed giveaways, and more headlines

BY: - July 2, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The NFL fined the Washington Football Team $10 million “for fostering a workplace culture where sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation were commonplace.” Without suspending team owner Dan Snyder, the league announced that his wife, Tanya, will run things for several months.—Washington Post • Lawyers […]

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Youngkin’s private equity background under scrutiny, prosecutors move to revoke bond of former Rocky Mount police officer, a stalled roller coaster, and more headlines

BY: - July 1, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s private equity background at the Carlyle Group is coming under scrutiny for sometimes involving job cuts while restructuring companies. His opponent, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also had substantial investments in Carlyle.—Associated Press • Democrats called on Youngkin […]

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The unusual recall effort against Sen. Lucas, no changes in state mask mandate despite delta variant, high levels of police force in Fairfax, and more headlines

BY: - June 30, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Experts say the recall effort against influential Sen. Louise Lucas is one of the first times the process, which relies on the courts rather than new elections, has been used to try to unseat a state lawmaker.—Virginian-Pilot Virginia isn’t planning to restore its […]

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Lawsuit over upcoming ban on slots-like video games, Richmond police review of 2020 protests, balloon releases set to become illegal, and more headlines

BY: - June 29, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. A group of Asian-American business owners has filed a lawsuit claiming Virginia’s upcoming ban on slots-like video games in convenience stores amounts to racial discrimination. As evidence, the suit points to comments from senators who called the games “sleazy” and dubbed the ban […]

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Virginia Medicaid to begin offering dental benefit, southern Va. hospitals troubled by low vaccinations, a Danville dam debate, and more headlines

BY: - June 28, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere Arlington Public Schools will remove police from school hallways in the fall following a unanimous vote by the school board Thursday night.—Washington Post The Air Force is planning to permanently move its F-22 training program to Hampton’s Langley Air Force Base.—Daily Press Virginia’s […]

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ODU commissions inquiry into Blake Bailey allegations, expert warns of more COVID outbreaks this fall, great white spotted near the Outer Banks, and more headlines

BY: - June 25, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • After apologizing for its initial pushback, Old Dominion University is commissioning an “independent inquiry” into allegations that former professor and Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey sexually harassed and abused women while at the school.—Virginian-Pilot • A Democratic congressman appeared to yell “Racist!” as […]

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Dismissal of Fairfax defamation suit against CBS upheld, state budget surplus could be closer to $2 billion, current Virginia Constitution turns 50, and more headlines

BY: - June 24, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s $400 million defamation lawsuit against CBS.—Richmond Times-Dispatch “The repercussions are still being felt from a contentious Loudoun County school board meeting that has left some residents fuming and others fearful on […]

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Chaos at Loudoun School Board meeting over transgender policy, a time capsule in Richmond’s Lee statue, descendants of slaves to have a voice in Montpelier governance, and more headlines

BY: - June 23, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere A Loudoun County School Board meeting on a new policy for transgender students got so chaotic that public comment was shut down early and one person was arrested.—NBC Washington  A 134-year-old time capsule is hidden inside the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond. […]

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Donovon Lynch’s father files wrongful death suit, Altria casts e-cig efforts as total failure, crab prices spiking, and more headlines

BY: - June 22, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. The father of Donovon Lynch, a 25-year-old Black man fatally shot by police at the Virginia Beach oceanfront in March, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. A witness has also come forward to say the officer said nothing to Lynch before shooting him.—Virginian-Pilot, […]

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Juneteenth at Fort Monroe, an “epidemic of violence” in Hampton Roads, possible funds for overcrowded mental hospitals, and more headlines

BY: - June 21, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Gov. Ralph Northam and others celebrated Juneteenth at Fort Monroe, the state’s “public commemoration of its only holiday recognizing the end of enslavement.”—Washington Post “In the midst of the pandemic, an epidemic of violence has gripped Hampton Roads and beyond.”—Virginian-Pilot A team of […]