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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 decisionAmazon 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...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.—Amazon is in advanced discussions to open its second headquarters in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City, though analysts cautioned Amazon might be having similar conversations with other finalists. The company has said it would announce its decision by the end...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney endorsed a huge downtown redevelopment plan spearheaded by Dominion Energy CEO Tom Farrell that calls for a $220 million, 17,500-seat arena. (Richmond BizSense)— While state Democrats kicked off four-days of joint campaigning, Republicans who lack a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. — Steve Bannon says he’s coming to central Virginia this weekend to support U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and promote a pro-Trump movie he made. “I know how to get the base jacked up, and that’s what needs to be done...