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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A doctor who prosecutors said ran a medical practice in Virginia like an interstate drug distribution ring was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids.” – Associated Press • Top Democrats rallied around Joe Morrissey, a controversial former...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Fairfax County Police suspended an officer for turning over the subject of a traffic stop to ICE. Like most local departments, Fairfax police have a policy against enforcing civil immigration laws. “This is an unfortunate issue where the officer...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Chesterfield County GOP ousted state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, for attacking the county’s Republican sheriff and promoting an independent challenger. “It’s a train wreck in slow motion,” the sheriff, Karl Leonard, said. “There’s so many people trying to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “For the last 20 years, the University (of Virginia) has used a list to track certain applicants who receive an additional review — many of whom are connected to major donors," emails obtained by student journalists found. Not only...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Republican leaders in the General Assembly are accusing Gov. Ralph Northam of breaking a deal they made to expand Medicaid last year after Northam told the Trump administration "that Virginia's commitment to the work requirement depends on the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere• Fairfax County approved a body camera program for the police department. Implementation will start next year, and the county plans to issue 1,210 cameras for all police stations within three years. – The Washington Post• Independent investigators of the Virginia Beach...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Investigators in Virginia Beach are struggling to find the motive behind a mass shooter's rampage in May that killed 12 people. That "has left already-reeling families starved for closure, with several saying they can’t fully grieve without knowing what...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Democratic Reps. Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger urged Congress to impeach Trump if allegations he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden are true in an op-ed with five other freshman Democrats with national security backgrounds. – The Washington Post• Sen. Amanda...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere Officials proposed a 45-mile network of toll lanes to move traffic off Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation found that by 2025, drivers in both the toll and free lanes would largely be able to...
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...