Patch has 32 sites in communities in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past week related to the new coronavirus and other topics.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder bowed to public and corporate pressure Monday, announcing the team is getting rid of the Redskins name after 87 years with it. The sports franchise said it plans to reveal a new name at a later date.
A Virginia state trooper is on administrative leave and faces a criminal investigation for his conduct against a Black driver during a 2019 traffic stop in Fairfax County.
Virginia's coronavirus cases increased by 1,002 from Thursday to Friday as the 7-day average of new cases continues to rise. The latest cumulative totals are 75,433 cases, 7,087 hospitalizations and 2,013 deaths, according to Virginia Department of Health data.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday she was going to extend the District's public health emergency due to expire on July 24. She originally declared the emergency on March 11 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Damion Robinson was traveling on his motorcycle last month to a friend's house to take care of their dog. Only a half-mile from his home in Ashburn, a car suddenly pulled out in front of him. The car crashed into Robinson, leaving him seriously injured. Robinson, 27, died from his injuries a few hours later at a nearby hospital.
High school football and other high-contact sports will not be played in Virginia this fall due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus, according to the Virginia High School League. Plans are under review, however, that could shift the football season to spring 2021.
The School Board of the City of Manassas, at a special meeting Tuesday, approved 100-percent distance learning for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year.
The Fredericksburg City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday urging the Virginia General Assembly, during its special session in August, to remove the Jefferson Davis Highway name from U.S. Route 1 statewide and replace it with a name that is more inclusive and not connected to the Confederacy.
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