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Voter registration deadline extended through Oct. 15

Virginians have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 to register to vote because of a 48- hour extension negotiated in court after the state’s online voter registration system went down Tuesday because of an accidentally severed cable.

Another case of inequity?

Two people robbed the same SunTrust Bank branch in Hanover County four years apart.

Judge Barrett’s confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court expected to sail through Senate

Anti-abortion Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on her way to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gov. Northam alleged target of anti-government militia group

Gov. Ralph S. Northam is calling on President Trump to stop encouraging extremists after an FBI agent disclosed in a Grand Rapids, Mich., courtroom Tuesday that Virginia’s chief executive had been mentioned as a potential target for abduction by a ...

Jamaicans in Florida energized by Sen. Harris on 2020 ticket

President Trump and Joe Biden are entering the final stretch of the campaign in a fierce battle for Latino voters who could sway the results in Florida and determine who wins the White House.

Princeton names dorm for Black alumna

The residential hall at Princeton University that was named for Woodrow Wilson will be rebuilt and named for a Black woman who is an alumna of the school and a donor.

JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking’s ‘systemic racism’

JPMorgan Chase announced last week that it will extend bil- lions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism’” in the country’s economic system.

Deadline to request absentee ballot Friday, Oct. 23

The presidential election, as well as contests for U.S. Senate, Congress, Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Who should replace Confederate Robert E. Lee in U.S. Capitol representing Va.?

Maggie L. Walker. Virginia Randolph. Booker T. Washington. Barbara Johns. Pocahontas. Chief Powhatan. Edgar Allan Poe.

Northams out of isolation

After spending 18 days in isolation following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, Gov. Ralph S. Northam appeared for the first time in public, speak- ing at a press briefing Tuesday afternoon.

General Assembly passes police reform measures

Smaller steps. Eight weeks into a special session, that appears to be the General Assembly’s approach in dealing with issues, including police reform.

City Council authorizes use of $500,000 of $18.9M surplus for COVID-19 relief

Richmond City Council on Wednesday informally agreed to steer $500,000 from a ballooning surplus into a COVID-19 relief fund, with a potential for the money to provide emergency aid for city residents in desperate circumstances.

VSU opens John Mercer Langston Institute for African-American Political Leadership

Virginia State University is opening a new institute to prepare, cultivate and empower African-Americans for political leadership across the state.

Henrico pulls funding for prosecutor dedicated to probing police misconduct

Shannon Taylor, Henrico County’s top prosecutor, has dropped her plan to hire the first deputy prosecutor in Virginia who would specialize in investigating police misconduct after Henrico County pulled its share of the funding.

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