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Non-compliance with COVID restrictions could result in sanctions for UVa students

UVa requirements that students wear masks, practice social distancing are enforceable off grounds as well, officials say. Read more

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News

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Local News | Charlottesville, VA

49 new cases reported in TJHD; Data backlog pushes Friday spike in statewide COVID-19 cases

The Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 49 new cases on Friday, for a total of 1,884 reported cases with 141 hospitalizations. Read more

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Crime News | Charlottesville, VA |

Louisa County teen pleads guilty to murder

A Louisa County teen has pleaded guilty to murdering an elderly man and shooting his wife. Read more

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VA news | Albemarle County news |

'This is exactly what we've been trying to prevent': Canadian man who was in Farmville immigration detention center dies

A 72-year-old Canadian in custody at an immigration detention center in Farmville - the site of the largest coronavirus outbreak in a U.S. immigration facility - has died. Read more

Govt. & Politics

Court extends Virginia's evictions ban until Sept. 7

The court was split 4-3 on the decision. The majority ruled that the pandemic may "substantially endanger" or "impede" tenants' ability to defend themselves in court. Read more

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Local Business | Charlottesville, VA |

Fashion Square owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Washington Prime Group will use Chapter 11 to implement a financial restructuring of its corporate-level debt that will allow it to “strengthen its business and operations going forward,” a news release said. Read more

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Education

Charlottesville Reopening Fund raises $165,000 from 201 donors

“We barely scratched the surface of what is a largely untapped opportunity for our public schools ..." Read more

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Local News | Charlottesville, VA

Nelson library debuts pollinator garden, memorial walkway

Gavin Miller, a Nelson resident who is soon to be an Eagle Scout, built a “bee condo” and two cedar benches. Read more

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Govt. & Politics

McAuliffe emphasizes health care with pitch for Medicaid buy-in plan

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee talked about his plan at appearances in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg on Tuesday. Read more

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Education

Meals to be free for all next school year; summer program available

Albemarle County ended its school year Tuesday and the summer meal program won’t start until July 6. Read more

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Local News | Charlottesville, VA

PVCC to lift wages for work-study, hourly employees

The pay increase will affect about 45 employees Read more

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The Buzz

Update: 'Hannibal' screening at Montpelier canceled

The movie will be shown June 25 outside of the schooling barn used as a filming location for one of the most infamous and climatic scenes in the film.  Read more

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Politics, Voting and Elections | VA |

Albemarle board set to vote on revised housing policy

But some say enacting some of the recommendations without incentives for developers will cause less housing to be built overall. Read more

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Education

86% of Charlottesville students in grades 3-11 are identified as gifted

Numbers follow changes to the gifted identification process Read more

Sports

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Albemarle girls soccer team blanks Brooke Point to reach regional final

The Albemarle girls soccer team beats Brooke Point to reach the Region 5D championship game. Read more

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Former Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins returning to program as graduate assistant

Former Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins is joining Tony Bennett's staff as a graduate assistant. Read more

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Three takeaways from the Columbia Super Regional

While Kyle Teel’s home run will be the play that lives in Virginia baseball history, there were plenty of other moments and reason why the Cavaliers' season will continue in Omaha. Read more

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Dyslexia didn't slow down UVa's Michaela Meyer, the school's first female track national champion

She grew up wanting to be a nurse, like her mother, but as a freshman at Delaware she found herself wondering if her dyslexia might make that goal unattainable. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: We should be sharing our freedoms

Our country has many cherished and beloved patriotic icons. First and foremost among them is, of course, the American flag. My personal favorite is the Statue of Liberty. Read more

Opinion/Editorial: USPS merits support like any agency

To hobble the U.S. Postal Service under the guise of “treating it like a business” is to undermine public confidence in yet another vital American institution at exactly the time when confidence is most needed. Read more

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