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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The Treasury Department released much-awaited figures regarding aid from the American Rescue Plan Act Monday evening. In total Virginia’s set to receive $7.2 billion. $4.3 billion will go to the state, and $2.9 billion directly to localities.

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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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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Seven people hoping to be the Republican nominee for governor are making their final cases to delegates ahead of an unassembled convention on Saturday.

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Virginia's minimum wage will increase on Saturday to $9.50 an hour. While economists say the typical trade off of higher wages is higher unemployment, that increase in unemployment could be delayed and the economic effects of the pandemic may interfere with measuring how many people aren’t working due to cost-cutting employers.