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Vaccinations Could Be Available To Younger Age Groups In A Matter Of Days

Local health officials expect to be able to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to younger kids in the next couple of days.

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This year’s, graduation ceremonies may look more like a masked ball, but the pomp and circumstance will be more poignant than ever, with schools hosting smaller, in person and virtual ceremonies, to celebrate the new grads.

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that children 12 to 15 years old are now eligible to receive a key COVID-19 vaccine as the agency expanded its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting FDA commissioner, said the expansion "brings us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy."

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While major league baseball managed a 60-game season in front of no fans, the pandemic shut down the minor leagues altogether in 2020.  But just days ago, those players, and their socially-distant fans returned to the ballpark.

After opening their season on the road, the Salem Red Sox will host their first game in more than 600 days Tuesday night. 

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Virginia Beach Delegate Jason Miyares won the Republican nomination for Attorney General Sunday, after three rounds of counting in the party’s first counts of its 2021 convention

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Foraging for ramps has become a popular, and risky, pastime.

And a spacecraft flown long ago in a galaxy far away is in Virginia getting ready for its debut.

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Republican officials are adding up the convention votes cast in about 40 different polling places over the weekend.

Pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings, and the voting system the party used, mean it’s going to take several days to determine the GOP candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.

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A year ago, as the pandemic took hold, demand for electricity dropped, but now it’s coming back and will rise dramatically in the decade to come according to a new report from the University of Virginia. 

This weekend, Republicans will be holding a multi-location convention to select their statewide nominees.

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For decades, a committed conglomeration of environmental activists in Virginia and around the country has been working toward this moment:  A presidential promise to transition to clean energy and funding to create new economies in coal country. 

Voting has already started for the June 8th Democratic primary, and candidates for governor are moving toward the close of the campaign.

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