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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to call for in-person summer school to give students extra time in classrooms and address pandemic learning loss.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Sticking to an earlier promise, Northam called a special session to extend the General...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Researchers at UVA say an antibody cocktail designed to treat COVID-19 could also provide temporary immunity to caregivers and family members living with an infected person.—Daily Progress• Prison officials estimated it would cost $23 million to end solitary...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A bill to abolish the death penalty in Virginia is set for a final vote in the Senate today.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The second phase of Amazon's HQ2 project in Northern Virginia will feature an outdoor amphitheater, a public plaza...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A whistleblower claims former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli used the final days of his homeland security role to strike a labor deal with the pro-Trump ICE union that could impede the Biden administration's immigration policies. The report...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• After seven weeks of COVID-19 vaccinations, about 93 percent of Virginians had not received their first shot as of Friday.—Virginian-Pilot• Lynchburg-area jails are struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks that have led to 191 positive cases among inmates and one...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The U.S. Census bureau says it doesn’t expect to deliver new population data until July 30 at the earliest, making it unlikely Virginia will have redrawn legislative districts in time for this year’s House of Delegates elections. “There's just...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to reject an appeal from a group of Richmond residents seeking to stop the governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.”—Associated Press• “House and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia is one of six states that isn’t seeing its rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths decline, according to data compiled by The New York Times.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The House of Delegates unanimously passed an emergency bill “targeting a sluggish vaccine...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• In Northern Virginia, health officials are cancelling coronavirus vaccination appointments, citing the difficulty of obtaining doses. CVS and Walgreens, tasked with vaccinating residents of hard-hit long-term care facilities, have administered less than a third of the 226,000 doses they’ve...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Officials have pledged to distribute Virginia’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccines equitably, but so far vaccine providers have not recorded race or ethnicity data for more than half of the people who have been inoculated so far.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The town of...