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Key U.S. Senate panel advances bill aimed at preventing another Jan. 6 - Virginia Mercury

A U.S. Senate panel passed legislation that would update an 1887 elections law and clarify how electoral votes are certified.

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More than 90 school walkouts against transgender policies and more Va. headlines - Virginia Mercury

More than 90 school walkouts against transgender policies, how Richmond's handling a wave of gun violence, and Hurricane Ian rain on the way

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Virginia has issued 5,600 nonbinary driver's licenses and IDs since 2020 - Virginia Mercury

Some 5,600 Virginians have gotten non-binary driver’s licenses and other forms of ID since a law allowed an option other than male or female.

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Student walkouts to protest new transgender policies and more Va. headlines - Virginia Mercury

Statewide student walkouts to protest new transgender policies, plans for a Vega - Spanberger debate, and gas prices still dropping

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Stopgap spending bill advances in U.S. Senate after Manchin pulls his energy plan - Virginia Mercury

A permitting reform bill that would have required completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was halted in the U.S. Senate Tuesday.

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Miyares joins AGs in letter criticizing credit card tracking of gun purchases - Virginia Mercury

Miyares joined a group of attorneys general in criticizing some financial institutions for a new policy that would track firearm purchases.

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As maternal mortality rates rise in Virginia, health officials launch interviews into deaths - Virginia Mercury

Preliminary data from state health researchers show Virginia’s maternal mortality rate more than doubled between 2018 and 2020.

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Two former election officials file federal lawsuits against Nottoway County - Virginia Mercury

Nottoway County’s former elections registrar and one of her assistants claim they were wrongfully fired and should be reinstated to their old jobs.

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Big Bon Secours profits from a bare-bones Richmond hospital and more Va. headlines - Virginia Mercury

Big Bon Secours profits from a bare-bones Richmond hospital, March presses charges against Williams, and Riggleman's Jan. 6 committee book

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Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up - Virginia Mercury

While grid operators say they’re doing their best to manage the renewables transition, critics contend they’ve been caught flatfooted.