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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• UVA plays Texas Tech in the NCAA championship game tonight at 9:20 p.m. – The Daily Progress• Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, once a die-hard never-Trumper, is being considered as a possible replacement for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. – The New...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Officials in Norfolk say they’re filing a challenge to a state law that has been interpreted as barring cities from removing Confederate statues. A civil suit in Charlottesville that hinges on the same statute has dragged on for more...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Descendants of the parties involved in the Dred Scott Supreme Court case spoke Wednesday night at an event planned by the new Virginians for Racial Reconciliation. The group is led by former Gov. Bob McDonnell. - Richmond Times-Dispatch• Former Del. Joe...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The General Assembly reconvenes today for its veto session. House Speaker Kirk Cox has said he will block a vote on hands-free driving legislation but allow votes on budget amendments to end drivers license suspensions over unpaid court fines...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• One of the two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault called his response “disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative.” – Associated Press• Terry McAuliffe blew his self-imposed deadline to decide whether he’ll run for president by March...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• An 80-year-old Wytheville man has made it his mission to document everything he can about the last recorded lynching in the state, perpetrated by a white mob in 1926 and covered up by residents and officials. “I’m the keeper...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A 22-year-old VCU student said former Gov. Douglas Wilder, 88, kissed her without her consent. – The Washington Post• The ouster of Portsmouth’s police chief – the first black female in the state to hold the position – has divided the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Charlottesville car attacker James Fields pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crime charges in a plea deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty. He was already facing life in prison after being found guilty in state court....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam says he’s sending lawmakers a budget amendment that would give one-time $110 tax refunds ($220 for couples) to 151,000 additional taxpayers, most of whom are earning less than $50,000 a year. – Richmond Times-Dispatch• Ahead of his...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Construction on Amazon’s new offices has begun in Crystal City. -- ArlNow• Vice President Pence will headline a fundraiser in McClean on Wednesday for Virginia Republicans. “Their hope is, this is the first election since 2016 that really isn’t about Donald...