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Tropical storm warnings ahead of weekend and more Va. headlines

Sep 22, 2023 | 7:30 am ET
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Tropical storm warnings ahead of weekend and more Va. headlines
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The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• COVID-19 cases are rising in Virginia, but the state is unlikely to reimpose any pandemic restrictions. Gov. Glenn Youngkin said “people should just live their lives and be responsible.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Tens of millions of dollars in post-pandemic learning grants are still sitting unused as parents voice frustration about the difficulty navigating a state program meant to help kids recover from lost time in classrooms.—WTVR

• Arlington County’s public libraries are planning to declare themselves “book sanctuaries” in observance of Banned Books Week.—WTOP

• A federal judge declined to revoke bond for the mother of the 6-year-old who shot a Newport News teacher earlier this year. The boy’s mother, Deja Nicole Taylor, had failed two drug tests after pleading guilty to charges dealing with the combination of drug use and firearm possession.—Virginian-Pilot

• “Tropical storm warnings have been issued in Hampton Roads and on the Outer Banks as a potential tropical system moves across the East Coast.”—Virginian-Pilot