Jahd Khalil

Jahd Khalil is a reporter and producer in Richmond.

Originally from Nebraska, Khalil was previously based in Cairo where he helped co-found Madamasr.com. He was a reporting fellow with The GroundTruth Project and the University of California-Berkeley’s 11th Hour Food and Farming Fellowship.

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Governor Ralph Northam said he was going to stick with encouraging vaccination and other safeguards rather than mandating them in a variety of contexts Thursday, despite accelerating new cases. Virginia's seven-day average is 499 new cases a day, compared to 137 a month ago.  

Commissioners sit behind a two-tired wooden dais. An American flag is in the background, and empty chairs are visible.
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Virginia’s Redistricting Commission chose a new member Monday, leaving the commission without a member from Southwest Virginia.

A map of Virginia displaying different regions of the state. Yellow, Pink, Blue and Green are among a few colors delineating the regions of the Commonwealth.

The job recovery has not spread evenly across the state, although Virginia at large is recovering on track ahead of the US as a whole, according to data from the Virginia Employment Commission released Friday.

A photo of the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents in Staunton, VA. A maroon and tan building with a gable roof against a blue sky.

A state health official updated lawmakers on the dire situation at Virginia’s mental hospitals Thursday, after she she told five of eight state-run hospitals to stop admitting new patients last week.

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In a Wednesday meeting the Board of Forensic Science made regulatory changes in light of Marijuana legalization and was briefed on a backlog of firearms and toxicology cases.