Virginia’s health commissioner and Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared that opioid addiction is a public health emergency in the state and will offer prescriptions for the drug Naloxone to those affected in hopes of preventing further overdoses.
(The Washington Post)
Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s former vice presidential running mate, will seek re-election in 2018 but will not run for president in 2020.
Rep. Don Beyer, who represents Virginia’s 8th District, criticized president-elect Donald Trump’s appointments of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon, formerly of Breitbart News, calling the choices an abdication of duty and “divisive.”
A school bus crashed and killed at least five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Tuesday. The driver has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide.
The Loudoun County School Board is considering leasing or selling the historic Douglass School building in Leesburg, which once served as a school for African American children during segregation.
Stafford County police have determined the death of an area husband and wife and their two children was a murder-suicide caused by gunshot wounds to the head.