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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• An audit of Virginia Beach's tourism revenue "uncovered a $500 million discrepancy." — The Virginian-Pliot•  More of us are working from home, especially in Virginia and the Washington area. — The Associated Press• Kehinde Wiley’s eagerly anticipated “Rumors of War,” an equestrian...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Gov. Ralph Northam wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to say that Virginia would welcome more refugees, pointedly declining President Trump’s offer to let states and localities veto resettlements.”—The Washington Post• “Michael R. Bloomberg started his presidential...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Doctors at UVA Health called on their employer to stop suing patients altogether, saying they are “appalled by the revelations of the aggressive, pitiless billing and collections practices” at UVA. “We felt betrayed,” they wrote, “and we had, by...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Senate Republicans on Thursday re-elected Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City, to lead the party as it prepares to operate in the minority.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The House and Senate are starting budget discussions this week with very different ideas about how much...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A district court judge accused of sexually harassing courthouse staff with crude remarks and emailed pictures withdrew his application for reappointment after a group of clerks told lawmakers they would refuse to work in his courtroom. His judicial district...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A gynecologist in Chesapeake accused of performing unwanted surgeries to rack up bills on Medicaid patients faced similar accusations 35 years ago but was let off by the Virginia Board of Medicine with a slap on the wrist.—The...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A grand jury in Virginia Beach indicted the city’s former economic development director on 14 counts of felony embezzlement. He had been accused of using “city funds totaling up to at least $57,162.56 over a four-year period to pay...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove a statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea that depicts Sacagawea cowering behind the men’s feet. One of her descendants called it the worst depiction she had ever seen.—C-VILLE• Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Incoming House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn appointed three members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus to lead key legislative committees. It will be the first time in two decades an African American has led a House committee.—The Washington Post• A lawsuit...
 NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A probe by a security firm city leaders in Virginia Beach hired to investigate the mass shooting at a municipal building in May yielded no clear motives or red flags the company said might have warranted further investigation into...