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.

People with developmental disabilities are incarcerated much more often than the rest of the population. But when defending themselves, they’re not allowed to introduce evidence about their mental state at the time of the alleged crime.

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Democrats forwarded a bill that would require schools to offer in-person learning by July 1 to the floor of the House of Delegates in a committee meeting Monday.

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A senator’s bill creating a fund to help food banks pay the fixed costs associated with harvesting and processing local food products has yet to pass through the house. If created it could have implications for food aid and food waste.

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The General Assembly passed a bill that would create a fund to hold settlement dollars from lawsuits related to pharmaceutical companies’ role in the opioid epidemic, in a nod to public health experts’ advice that the dedicated fund could avoid the pitfalls of the 1990’s tobacco litigation.

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The Department of Health launched a central website to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. It went live Tuesday.