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COVID-19 in Virginia


Renters' Relief Too Little, Too Late for Some?


Experts estimate nearly a quarter of a million Virginians are close to losing their homes, and thousands could be evicted in the midst of a pandemic without financial help. “People who are renting, an awful lot of them were already in really over their heads just because there’s not enough affordable housing,” says Phil Storey, an attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

VaNews June 27, 2020

Virginia House speaker plans hearings on criminal justice

Associated Press

Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn is announcing three public hearings on criminal justice matters ahead of a special session set for later this summer. Filler-Corn, a Democrat, announced the special hearings Friday, saying they would take place in July and August.

VaNews June 27, 2020

State regulators want conditions met before approving contentious gas project

Virginia Mercury

In an order Friday, the Virginia State Corporation Commission imposed conditions that must be met before a contentious natural gas expansion project can proceed. Virginia Natural Gas has been seeking approval to expand its pipeline and compressor station infrastructure in Northern and Central Virginia, primarily to supply a natural gas-fired power plant proposed by C4GT, though that project remains stalled amid “market uncertainties,” the developers say, in the regional PJM power grid’s capacity market.

VaNews June 27, 2020

Petition seeks to rename TC Williams High, ‘Remember the Titans’ football team


In the movies, “Remember the Titans” is the true-to-life story of attempts by African-American coach Herman Boone to integrate an Alexandria, Virginia, high school football team that went on to win the state championship. Though the Titans of T.C. Williams High were inclusive, Williams — the city school superintendent from the 1930s to 1963 — was a vocal segregationist.

VaNews June 27, 2020