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Improved state eviction rates and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 23, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Hundreds of Afghan refugees are staying temporarily at a Northern Virginia community college campus.—Associated Press • A Marion man who burned a cross on a Black family’s lawn after a civil rights protest was sentenced to 18 months in prison.—Bristol Herald Courier • With COVID-19 […]

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College vaccine mandates, overcrowded ERs, and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 20, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Ten people younger than 20 have now died of COVID-19 in Virginia. Six of those deaths were reported in the last three months.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • In a shift, Virginia Tech will now require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk […]

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Transgender student policies, a ‘roaring’ economy, and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 19, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The Newport News School Board voted against complying with a new state law requiring it to adopt policies to accommodate transgender students, becoming one of the largest school districts in the state to do so.—Daily Press • In a budget speech, Gov. […]

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Rocky Mount officers reject plea deal and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 18, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Police and fire unions are pushing back against Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s vaccine mandate for city employees.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • A Danville judge had to postpone a murder trial when too few people showed up for jury duty. “It’s a damning statement on our community.”—Danville […]

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A digital system of vaccination proof and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 17, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Almost every part of Virginia is seeing substantial to high rates of COVID-19 spread, according to the state health department.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • With more organizations requiring vaccines, health officials say they’re working on a system to help Virginians pull up their vaccination status on […]

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New COVID-19 surge and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 16, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “A new forecast by University of Virginia scientists indicates that even if the state were able to increase vaccinations to 85% of the population by Labor Day, Virginia would still experience a significant surge in new COVID-19 infections.”—Virginian-Pilot • State health officials say third […]

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A decade of population changes and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 13, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Strong population growth in Northern Virginia pushed the state’s population to 8,631,393 over the last decade, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday. Virginia’s 7.9 percent growth rate was slightly above the national average.—Associated Press • Visualizations from the Virginia Public Access Project break […]

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Lynchburg inmate revolt ends and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 12, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Four years after the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the city’s Confederate statues are gone. But activists say the city has more work to do.—Daily Progress • After several tumultuous meetings, the Loudoun County School Board approved a policy on accomodating transgender […]

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Vaccine eligibility for kids and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 11, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Children between the ages of 5 and 11 could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Virginia health officials.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • A Pride flag outside a religious center on Virginia Tech’s campus was taken down and replaced with Confederate flags. Blacksburg police […]

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Budget passes legislature and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 10, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The state House and Senate approved a plan for $4.3 billion in pandemic relief funds that sets aside more than $1 billion for future needs and boosts money for law enforcement.—Washington Post • “A diverse group of finalists for eight open seats on the […]

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Lawmakers reach budget deal and more Virginia headlines

BY: - August 9, 2021

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • After reaching a deal Friday, the General Assembly is reconvening this week for the final passage of a plan to spend Virginia’s $4.3 billion in federal pandemic relief.—Washington Post • Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin spoke at an “election integrity” rally over the weekend, […]

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Accidental edible ingestion, evictions still happening, ‘Woke Kindgergarten’ and more headlines

BY: - August 6, 2021

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Despite eviction restrictions during the pandemic, thousands of Virginians have been kicked out of rental properties. — Virginian-Pilot • Virginia community colleges will require masks to be worn indoors. — Richmond Times-Dispatch • Virginia’s Poison Center has seen a large increase in “individuals ingesting marijuana […]