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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — Gov. Ralph Northam defended his decision to dismiss two members of the air board ahead of a crucial vote on a compressor station for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline — a move that's drawn criticism from environmentalists, including former...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — A federal judge sounded sympathetic after hearing arguments that the state’s practice of suspending drivers licenses for unpaid court fines places an undue burden on the poor and amounts to a modern-day debtors prison. “They shouldn’t be punished...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — How much did the state spend to woo Amazon? At least $2 million to retain various companies to help craft a $573 million offer, according to newly released documents. - The Virginian-Pilot — It took six years, but Fredericksburg...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Amazon announcement news: — Virginia’s direct incentive package to Amazon was less than half of what New York committed — $22,000 per job versus $48,000 per job — stirring “quiet satisfaction in the Old Dominion that Richmond had cut a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Amazon has made its decision Amazon is expected to announce as early as today that it has decided to split its much sought after HQ2 (and the 50,000 jobs that come with it) between New York City and Northern Virginia’s...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   — A woman being held in state prison is still nourishing her two-and-a-half-month premature baby in the ICU, sending breast milk pumped behind bars via doctors in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the state. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) — Democrats are hopeful about benefits...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. —Virginia has fewer youths behind bars, according to a Department of Juvenile Justice report. There have also been fewer violent incidents in state juvenile justice systems. (The Daily Press) —A lawyer representing an African-American man in Louisa County has requested...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — After a third loss in a statewide race, it’s unclear where Corey Stewart will end up. Even his position as chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors may not be guaranteed.  (The Washington Post) — Congresswoman-elect Elaine...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. There was impressive turnout in yesterday’s midterm elections, with voters swarming polling places and exceeding 2014 voter turnout all over the state, like in Richmond, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Fredericksburg and Bristol. Take a look at how each of Virginia’s precincts voted through...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — It’s Election Day. (Associated Press) — U.S. Supreme Court justices sounded supportive of Virginia’s uranium mining ban during a hearing in a case trying to overturn it. The plaintiffs’ argued the ban was put in place because of fears...