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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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Firefighters in Charlottesville could be among the first to unionize under a new state law that permits collective bargaining by public employees.

Wildlife Center of Virginia

When Europens first arrived at Jamestown in 1607, black bears were prevalent in Virginia, but over the years the human population expanded, and the bear population – hunted for food and hides – nearly disappeared.  Now, bears have made a comeback, but do they and other wild animals have a future in this state? 

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.

Political newcomer Glenn Youngkin has emerged as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor, in a year when the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races.

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."

The Virginia Department of Health spent $1.7 million in March and April on ads promoting vaccinations and public health measures, according to April 21st data from the department.

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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. 

Jahd Khalil

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

Virginia Public Access Project

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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