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McAuliffe campaign targets Taylor Swift fans and more Virginia headlines

BY: - October 6, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin re-upped his calls for an “audit” of Virginia’s voting machines.—POLITICO • Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is trying to rally Taylor Swift fans by highlighting Youngkin’s connection to a dispute between the singer and a manager who bought […]

Virginia Mercury

New manufacturer brings nearly 2,500 jobs to Southwest Virginia and more headlines

BY: - October 5, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A medical glove factory is expected to bring almost 2,500 new jobs to Southwest Virginia, according to Gov. Ralph Northam’s office, “a number of jobs per capita equivalent to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington.” The project is backed by state and federal […]

Virginia Mercury

Neo-Nazis discussed killing Virginia speaker and more headlines

BY: - October 4, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Federal prosecutors say neo-Nazis discussed assassinating Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn ahead of the 2020 gun rally at the state Capitol. “This pattern of using violence to intimidate the leaders and symbols of our democracy undermines the core values of our democracy […]

Virginia Mercury

Hospitals at capacity and more Virginia headlines

BY: - October 1, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. “A child under the age of 10 died in eastern Virginia on Wednesday from COVID-19, the second fatal juvenile case this week in the region, health officials confirmed.”—Associated Press Hospitals in the Fredericksburg area are the latest to announce they are at capacity, […]

Virginia Mercury

10-year-old Suffolk student dies of COVID-19 and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 30, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A 10-year-old Suffolk Public Schools student died of COVID-19. She is thought to be the second child fatality in the region, which has seen an increase in youth hospitalizations since schools reopened. Before her death she was tasked with walking sick students […]

Early voting divides state GOP and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 29, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Dominion Energy paid Hampton Roads newspaper columnist Gordon Morse over $60,000 per year as he wrote unsigned editorials praising the utility, according to new paperwork filed by Dominion.”—VPM • The GOP is divided over the Youngkin campaign’s embrace of early voting, which contradicts fraud […]

Biden admin skittish about governor’s race and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 28, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Gov. Ralph Northam told people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine to “think how you want your obituary to read.” He also said hospital workers in the state are “losing their patience” amid a surge of cases among the unvaccinated and are at a […]

VCU students indicted in fraternity hazing death and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 27, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “As COVID-19 cases rise among children and almost 8,000 students and staff members in Fredericksburg-area schools have been quarantined from possible exposure, pediatricians across Virginia (who) are dealing with the virus and various other sicknesses among their patients describe conditions as ‘the worst […]

Virginia Mercury

Majority of voters support vaccine mandates in schools and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 24, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “About a month into the school year, a clear majority of Virginia voters support coronavirus vaccine mandates in schools, while a smaller majority supports such requirements for in-person workers in the state, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.”—Washington Post • Donald Trump said […]

Virginia Mercury

New poll gives Youngkin slight edge among likely voters and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 23, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A University of Mary Washington poll gives Republican Glenn Youngkin an edge over McAuliffe among likely voters. McAuliffe retains a slight lead among all registered voters surveyed, which could signal GOP voters are more enthusiastic about the race than Democrats.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • […]

Winchester judge rules against anti-vax nurses and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 22, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Beekeepers are divided over a state lottery that aims to boost pollinator population by giving away free hives, with some worrying that giving the equipment to inexperienced keepers doesn’t do much good. “If you’re going to get bees and let them die off, […]

Newport News school shooting and more Virginia headlines

BY: - September 21, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Dominion Energy earned more than $1.1 billion above a fair profit from its Virginia customers in four years, according to State Corporation Commission staff testimony filed in an ongoing review of the monopoly utility’s books.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch • Maps drawn by the Democratic advisor to […]