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No entry to liquor stores without a mask

(AP) Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores say they won’t let anyone without a mask into their stores as part of an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority will have greeters at the front of stores ...

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Northam calls for special session to focus on budget, police

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has called for a special legislative session next month to focus on the state budget in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as well as criminal and social justice reform. Lawmakers will be due back in ...

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Lawmakers weigh in with unemployment concerns

(AP) Dozens of Democratic state lawmakers called for reforms at the state agency tasked with handling unemployment benefits, saying in a July 16 letter that they were concerned about its ability to “adequately address” the high volume of claims because ...

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Plaintiffs move to dismiss 1 lawsuit over Lee statue removal

(AP) A court hearing in a lawsuit over Gov. Ralph Northam’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was canceled at the last minute July 16 after the plaintiffs moved to drop the case, Attorney Gen. ...

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Judge tests positive for virus (access required)

A Salem judge has tested positive for COVID-19. Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Hilary Griffith told The Roanoke Times she was tested July 14 after experiencing symptoms the day before. The Salem courthouse was closed for a day for cleaning ...

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Lack of training likely cause in copter crash during rally

(AP) Loss of control and a lack of training were to blame for a fatal helicopter crash during protests of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville nearly three years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a final report. ...

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Liberty University sues New York Times over COVID-19 stories

LYNCHBURG (AP) Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times, one of its reporters and a photographer, saying the newspaper intentionally misrepresented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the college campus. The school said in a statement that ...

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Virginia first state to adopt COVID-19 worker safety rules

(AP) Virginia officials have passed temporary new workplace safety rules designed to protect employees from the coronavirus, becoming the first state to adopt such measures. The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board voted July 15 to approve rules for businesses that include ...

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Congressman flooded with unemployment complaints

(AP) A Virginia congressman is raising an alarm about the state’s delays in delivering unemployment benefits, saying he’s received two months of “continuous complaints” from his constituents. Democratic Rep. A. Donald McEachin wrote in a July 14 letter to Virginia ...

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Judge upholds much of new gun background check law

LYNCHBURG (AP) A Lynchburg circuit judge has upheld much of a new state law that expands background checks for gun buyers but issued an injunction preventing it from being enforced on buyers between 18 to 20 years old. Virginia Attorney ...

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