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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.The Democratic Party of Virginia announced it will no longer accept political contributions from Dominion Energy. – Richmond Times-DispatchAt a meeting in Norfolk, Attorney General Mark Herring and Del. Steve Heretick, D-Portsmouth, said they have “high hopes” for getting marijuana...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney fired his chief administrator after a scathing report found the city hired five of her relatives. In one case, her niece didn’t even have to apply before receiving a job offer for a position paying...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia Beach police say they’ll share findings next week from their criminal investigation into the shooting deaths of six people in a city office building almost four months ago, including an account of the days events and details about...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• DeAndre Harris, speaking at length for the first time since he was beaten by white supremacists in a Charlottesville parking garage, says his attackers deserved stiffer sentences. “In the next six years, all these guys will be right back...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Ending a two-and-a-half-year legal battle, a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge ruled the city of Charlottesville can’t remove two Confederate statues from downtown parks but declined to award any damages for the city’s decision to temporarily cover them with giant...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia joined at least 20 other states in suing members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma. “While the Sackler family has lived a life of unimaginable wealth and comfort, families across Virginia and around the country have been...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.•  Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria announced a $1.7 million fund for reparations that, among other things, will provide for “the particular needs of any descendants of enslaved persons that worked at the Seminary.”  – The Washington Post• “Liberty University President Jerry...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “UVA has ruined us.” The university’s state-funded, non-profit hospital system stands out among its peers for unusually aggressive efforts to collect on unpaid medical bills and limited offerings of charity care, “pursuing poor as well as middle-class patients for...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Historic plantations like Monticello and Montpelier have been talking more bluntly and honestly about the lives of the enslaved people who lived there, prompting pushback from some white visitors, who are leaving negative online reviews. – The Washington Post• A report...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Hurricane Dorian is churning into the Outer Banks. Hampton Roads residents can expect tropical storm-force winds today, several inches of rain and coastal flooding. The storm is grazing the metro Richmond area, but west of Williamsburg and Emporia, it...