Current News: Virginia Edition
Virginia Candidate for Governor Invites Supporters to Mourn Rush Limbaugh
Glenn Youngkin sent out an email inviting supporters to “sign a sympathy card” for the late conservative radio talk host, Rush Limbaugh. The link directed to a place where one could enter their name, email address and phone number. Many critics of the candidate accused him of using the death of a popular conservative figure to build his database.
Virginia Department of Transportation Advises Against Travel
State troopers in Virginia responded to over 385 traffic crashes on Thursday as winter weather swept the state. The state police department advised against traveling anytime on Thursday. VDOT asked people to avoid travel as the state saw a mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain.
Case of South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Southwest Virginia
The first individual with the South African strain of the COVID-19 virus has been identified by the Virginia Department of Health. The person recently returned from traveling internationally. All the contacts of this individual have been managed reports the VDH.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Killed in the Virginia House of Delegates
A proposed amendment to Virginia’s Constitution, which would guarantee equality in the state’s school systems, was tabled by House Democrats on Wednesday. In the near party line vote, Democrats said there are already two amendments on the 2022 ballot when asked for their reasoning. This amendment would have finally included a clause that gave all school systems equal treatment from the state.
‘Something in the Water’ Music Festival Cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions
A popular Virginia Beach music festival was cancelled for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pharrell Williams led festival brought a noticeable economic boost to the area when it debuted in April 2019. Many businesses on the oceanfront are obviously disappointed by the cancellation, and are looking forward to when life goes back to normal.