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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney called for a ban on guns from city-owned buildings and parks, citing the death of a 9-year-old girl last month at a picnic. Leaders in Virginia Beach voted against supporting similar legislation last week and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• James Fields, the avowed white supremacist who killed one and injured dozens in a car attack in Charlottesville two years ago, asked a federal judge for “mercy” ahead of his sentencing hearing his week. Prosecutors counter that Fields has...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts commissioned artist Kehinde Wiley’s first large-scale sculpture – a 30-foot-tall response to Confederate statues inspired by a visit to Richmond in 2016. “It shows a young African American man, sitting on a horse...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s representatives insist he was not pressured into endorsing President Donald Trump. The statements come amid ongoing revelations about Falwell’s decision to buy a Miami Beach hostel with a pool boy he’d just met...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Family members of three victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting are now calling for the city to conduct an independent investigation. "They're not being transparent. They're not being forthcoming," said one victim’s sister. – The Virginian-Pilot• Virginia Beach’s city...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Two Virginia Beach City Council members say they’ll push for state legislation allowing local governments to ban guns from their municipal buildings – a step they’re currently prohibited from taking. "We have to control — or at least address...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A dad, newly-single after his wife was killed in Virginia Beach, grapples with how to explain to a 22-month-old that his mother isn’t coming home. “Our son was everything to my wife. I mean, everything. And she’s not here,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax asked authorities in Massachusetts and North Carolina to investigate the sexual assault charges against him, arguing such a probe would clear his name. His accusers called it a stunt and reminded Fairfax they were willing...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Former Del. Joe Morrissey’s primary victory has some Democrats worried – not just about his scandal-plagued past, but whether he’ll cooperate with the party in what could be an evenly split chamber. For his part, Morrissey is relishing his...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Two progressive challengers beat long time prosecutors in commonwealth’s attorney races in Arlington and Fairfax. The winners, backed by huge donations from liberal billionaire George Soros, promised to address racial disparities in sentencing, marijuana prosecutions and the death penalty....