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An alliance of state organizations is hosting a “crumbling schools tour” and inviting local, state and federal lawmakers to participate. Virginia’s Coalition of Small and Rural Schools is working with six other organizations to showcase eight examples of schools in urgent need of repair or replacement.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is facing a formidable to-do list now that he’s back from his summit-filled trip to Europe, with pressing legislative challenges, foreign policy follow-up and a need to steer the country’s reopening as the coronavirus threat recedes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fully vaccinated members of Congress and staffers will no longer have to wear masks on the House floor and in committee rooms, the Office of the Attending Physician said Friday, delighting some GOP lawmakers who have been chafing at the mask-wearing requirements.

The front-page headline in Monday’s Wall Street Journal said: “Biden weighs how to pay for Agenda.” Who purchases something they know they can’t afford, and then worries about paying for it later? Only government.

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The Assembly's Judiciary Committee will also have power to subpoena documents and witness testimony. It could rely on work done by the attorney general's team of investigators, or gather its own evidence.

Three Southwest Virginia health districts have received less than 3% of the state’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses and area lawmakers cried foul Wednesday. State Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon, Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, and Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol, voiced concern about the state’s rollout during a Zoom call with local news media.

Virginia’s death penalty may be nearing its own death, and Southwest Virginia lawmakers don’t approve. Legislation to abolish the state’s death penalty is now just a governor’s signature away from becoming law, after getting a final green light from the General Assembly on Monday.

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