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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• After the resignation of VMI's superintendent, Gov. Ralph Northam says he expects the board to "listen and be open-minded" about allegations of widespread racism at the school.—Roanoke Times• Amid the VMI turmoil, cadets have been venting their thoughts...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, the 80-year-old superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, stepped down Monday after saying he didn't believe systemic racism exists at the school.—Washington Post• Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith has set up a law...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A state senator discovered discarded gravestones along the shore of his home on the Potomac River. They were from a historic Black burial ground in D.C. and "illuminated a dark truth about how Washington became the city it...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A Washington Post/Schar School poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with an 11-point lead in Virginia over President Donald Trump. “If Biden can win by double digits in Virginia, I think this election is over,” said Mark Rozell,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Harrisonburg officials say the damage from Saturday's strip-mall explosion is so extensive they might never know the source of the natural gas leak that caused it.—Daily News-Record• Liberty University launched a website allowing employees and others affiliated with...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• VMI leaders pledged to cooperate with a third-party review of the school's culture while insisting "systemic racism does not exist here."—Roanoke Times• A $127 million lawsuit has been filed against Cumberland Children's Hospital in New Kent County by...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam, a VMI graduate, called for an investigation into his alma mater after a Washington Post story documented racism and hostility directed toward Black cadets.—Washington Post• Migrant workers in the Eastern Shore's tomato fields have been...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Black cadets at VMI say they've had to endure an "atmosphere of hostility and cultural insensitivity" at the state-funded school, including a professor reminiscing about her dad's KKK ties and students being punished for boycotting an appearance by...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A Fairfax County grand jury charged two U.S. Park Police officers with manslaughter in the 2017 shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar, an unarmed motorist who tried to drive away from them. “Our heavy hearts are a little lighter tonight,”...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Bernard Cohen, the lawyer and former state delegate who in 1967 convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Virginia's ban on interracial marriage on behalf of Richard and Mildred Loving, died this week in Fredericksburg. He was 86.—Washington...