Winchester judge speaks out against anti-vax nurses and more headlines in Virginia

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• Beekeepers are divided on a state lottery that aims to increase the pollinator population by offering free hives, with some fearing that giving the equipment to inexperienced caretakers will not do much good. “If you want to catch bees and let them die, what does it do?” [for the environment]? ” – Modern farmer

• Southwest Virginia would lose a seat in the House of Delegates under draft maps presented to the Virginia Redistricting Commission. — Bristol Herald Courier

• Police charged a 15-year-old student Monday with a Newport News high school shooting, which left two injured. — Daily Press

• Pittsylvania County leaders have agreed to spend $ 16.5 million to connect nearly every home in the county to high-speed Internet. — Danville Register & Bee

• Richmond’s bus network could suffer dramatic cuts this winter due to understaffing. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Virginia Beach man accused of hiring a hitman to kill his ex-wife has been released from prison after prosecutors withdrew the charges against him. Authorities said they had no choice after alleged hitman withdrew plea deal over death penalty abolition. — Virginian-Pilot

• A Suffolk judge ruled that the school board violated the state’s freedom of information law by refusing to allow a member of the public to attend a council retreat this summer and instead led the public to a live broadcast of the proceedings. — Suffolk News-Herald

• A Winchester judge dismissed a lawsuit against the local hospital filed by three nurses who lost their jobs after refusing to comply with a vaccination warrant. — Winchester Star

• A non-profit organization created to support the parks of the city of Richmond apologized for creating a promotional video “which combines graphic images of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 with recent volunteer activities at two African cemeteries. -historic Americans. ”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Henrico man received hundreds of calls on his home phone from confused voters in neighboring Chesterfield County after the local registrar printed the wrong number on the postal voting instructions. — WRIC

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