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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Charlottesville car attacker James Fields pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crime charges in a plea deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty. He was already facing life in prison after being found guilty in state court....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam says he’s sending lawmakers a budget amendment that would give one-time $110 tax refunds ($220 for couples) to 151,000 additional taxpayers, most of whom are earning less than $50,000 a year. – Richmond Times-Dispatch• Ahead of his...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Construction on Amazon’s new offices has begun in Crystal City. -- ArlNow• Vice President Pence will headline a fundraiser in McClean on Wednesday for Virginia Republicans. “Their hope is, this is the first election since 2016 that really isn’t about Donald...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Republicans in the General Assembly say Democrats’ scandals put “a new spring in our step.” Democrats, meanwhile, are thrilled by an announcement that Vice President Pence will be in the state campaigning on behalf of Republicans. “We welcome Donald Trump...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Charlottesville schools will be closed Friday for the second day in a row as police investigate a white supremacist threat of violence posted online. – The Daily Progress• For the first time in 20 years, VCU administrators aren’t calling for a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A federal judge approved a $3 million settlement in a case brought by the family of Jamycheal Mitchell, scolding authorities at Hampton Roads Regional Jail where the 24-year-old died in 2015 and calling the events “shameful.” – Daily Press• Following the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed legislation that would require local jails to cooperate with ICE. “Local and regional correctional facilities have, and should retain, discretion to determine how they choose to engage with federal immigration agencies,” he wrote. – The Roanoke...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Chesterfield County Police suspended an officer after activists accused him of leading recruitment for white nationalist group Identity Evropa. It’s the second time this year a Richmond-area police officer has been suspended following allegations of white supremacist affiliations. – Daily...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the racial gerrymandering lawsuit against the House of Delegates. “What’s at stake is the future of who controls the General Assembly.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch• Ten incumbent Democrats in the General Assembly...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A Portsmouth judge ruled that the media can attend the trial of a 14-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy last December. – The Virginian-Pilot• Corey Stewart will chair a Trump-boosting super PAC called The Keeping America Great...