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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax told a group of senior citizens at Fort Lee that he is still planning to run for governor in 2021 despite sexual assault accusations.—The Progress-Index• “To tackle the overcrowding crisis in state mental hospitals, Gov. Ralph...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Christy Coleman, who oversaw the American Civil War Museum’s merger with the Museum of the Confederacy and led a push for the story of the war to be told from all perspectives, is stepping down as CEO to take...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Gov. Ralph Northam will call for $1.2 billion over the next two years to fund K-12 education, including additional funding for at-risk students and a 3% teacher pay raise.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Henrico, and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Virginia Beach,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia voters want stricter gun laws, nonpartisan redistricting, marijuana decriminalization, a minimum-wage increase and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, but they oppose giving local government control over Confederate monuments, according to a new poll by the Wason Center...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam proposed spending $145 million to offer “free tuition and other financial support to low- and moderate-income community college students who are willing to give back in terms of work, public service or community service.” The plan...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “The Virginia Beach SWAT team showed up Wednesday morning to Building 2 to train with at least one K-9 on the abandoned floors where a mass shooting took place earlier this year. The appearance of officers in tactical gear...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts unveiled “Rumors of War,” artist Kehinde Wiley’s 27-foot-tall response to the city’s Confederate statues. It depicts a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse. “People in Richmond will recognize its...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Former Virginia Beach congressman Scott Taylor is dropping his plan to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Warner and will instead challenge U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria for his old seat, according to two sources “familiar with Taylor’s...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Republican activists gathered at the Homestead in Bath County for their annual pre-session gathering, the Republican Advance. “We’re at rock bottom,” said Matt Colt Hall, a Southwest Virginia native and political commentator for the conservative blog Bearing Drift....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Guards at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn strip-searched an 8-year-old girl, who "was led to believe refusal would result in not being allowed to see her father." A Department of Corrections spokeswoman called it “deeply troubling" and "a breach in...