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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• It’s Super Tuesday. Polls are open until 7 p.m.—The Virginian-Pilot• All the leading Democratic candidates are leading Trump in Virginia among respondents to a poll by Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy.—Daily Press• “Statewide, 14,780 students applied for an absentee ballot...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A day before Super Tuesday:Biden has a slight edge in a poll of Virginia voters (22%), followed by Bernie Sanders (17%), Mike Bloomberg (13%), Elizabeth Warren (8%) and Amy Klobuchar (5%).—VPM Sanders’ performance in Virginia tomorrow is being...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The General Assembly gave final passage to bills that that would:Roll back abortion restrictions, including a 24-hour waiting period and requirement that women undergo an ultrasound and counseling.—Associated Press “Make the state a full participant in the Regional...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people.”—Associated Press• Lawmakers passed legislation making it easier for local governments...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Yet another lawsuit alleges staff at Hampton Roads Regional Jail ignored an inmate’s medical distress before he died. At least 22 inmates have died at the facility since 2015, and seven wrongful death lawsuits have been filed.—The Virginian-Pilot• For the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• State lawmakers finalized passage of a bill eliminating a state holiday honoring Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and designating Election Day as a state holiday instead.—Associated Press• A Senate committee advanced scaled-back versions of legislation allowing...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country’s worst...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Democrats in the House and Senate on Thursday used their new majorities to sweep aside Republican objections and adopt a pair of state budgets that focus on political priorities such as education, public employee compensation, transportation, climate change and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia lawmakers have included language in the state budget for a $2 million study of how Metro’s Blue Line could be extended through Fairfax into Prince William County to expand mass transit in the heavily congested and rapidly growing...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Lawmakers are proposing funding cuts for a plan by Gov. Ralph Northam to offer free community college to low- and middle-income students, but budget proposals advanced by both chambers preserve the overall program.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Legislation is advancing that would allow...