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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The investigation into Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo may be inconclusive, but what’s now clear is that the governor “survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal.” – Associated...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The president of Eastern Virginia Medical School said Northam could return to his teaching post at the school when his governorship ends. “We’re more forgiving than most professions,” he said. – The Virginian-Pilot• The leaders of the Democratic caucuses in...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Judges in Portsmouth publicly distanced themselves from city prosecutors’ plan to dismiss most misdemeanor marijuana cases, though, unlike in Norfolk, they initially agreed to it and have been approving the dismissals for months. "At no time has any judge...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Federal agents arrested the ex-director of the Newport News airport, who is charged with 18 financial crimes related to a secret $4.5 million loan to a now defunct airline. – Daily Press• Hanover County Supervisor Scott Wyatt once again claimed...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The man killed in a machete attack on the Appalachian Trail in Southwest Virginia was a soldier suffering from PTSD after three tours in Iraq who had hoped to find peace through nature. – The Washington Post• It’s legal to grow hemp...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The state transportation board voted to allow Arlington to rename Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. County leaders say street signs will be changed no later than Oct. 1. “It’s past time,” said Christian Dorsey, chair of the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The lottery expanded its gambling offerings to its mobile app this month, allowing people to play games directly on their phones as long as they’re at a traditional retailer or a participating bar or restaurant. – Daily News-Record• The state...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The federal government awarded Norfolk and Newport News $30 million each to help redevelop public housing communities in the cities. They plan to raze decrepit apartment buildings and replace them with mixed-income developments. – The Virginian-Pilot• A state audit faulted the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Terry McAuliffe is telling people he’s seriously considering a second run for governor. – Politico• A federal lawsuit targeting West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’ coal mining companies seeks to recover $4 million in unpaid penalties for safety violations, including $646,000 from...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is being sued by a former disabled employee alleging discrimination. – Richmond Times-Dispatch• A North Carolina man dressed as a Union soldier spent hours standing in front of the Confederate statue in...