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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ Norfolk Southern is officially moving from Hampton Roads to Atlanta, the company announced Wednesday. It may have a marginal economic impact, analysts say, but the move marks a bigger blow to the region’s image. (The Virginian-Pilot)♦ Stafford County School Board...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ A jury recommended James Fields serve life in prison plus 419 years for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring and maiming dozens of bystanders during a car attack last year. Heyer’s mother called the recommendation appropriate. “The bottom line...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. ♦ A jury is expected to hand down a sentence today in the James Fields trial. Psychologists told the jury yesterday Fields has a history of mental illness and bipolar disorder, for which he was twice hospitalized. Heather Heyer’s...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.♦ Though Norfolk Southern hasn’t made any official announcements that it will move its headquarters to Atlanta, the city continues to plan for it, most recently by approving a $600 million bond. But should it happen, Virginia and Norfolk...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.♦ James Fields’ car was going 28 miles per hour when it rammed into a group of counter-protestors at last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The crash killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens of other people. -...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.♦ Gov. Ralph Northam’s approval rating is hovering around 59 percent nearly a year into his first term, according to a poll by the Wason Center at CNU, which also found strong voter support for the Amazon deal, casinos...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere♦ Dominion Energy is pursuing federal legislation to clear the way for construction of its Atlantic Coast Pipeline under the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trial, which are currently mired in legal challenges. The provision is “tucked into the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — Small bookstore owners are definitely not excited about the Amazon deal and plan to lobby against it during the coming General Assembly session. “I actually voted for people who are using my tax dollars to put me out...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. —The murder trial of James A. Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi who drove a car into a crowd of protesters at last year’s Unite the Right rally, injuring 35 people and killing Heather Heyer, is underway this week. So far...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — Virginia House Republicans asked a federal court to push back next year’s primary season as they sort out a redistricting legal battle. The Party’s appeal isn’t scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court until February, and with...