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'We’re all out there bidding literally against each other': Northam says country needs 'national solution' for shortage of masks, gloves, other equipment

Gov. Ralph Northam is calling on the federal government to provide a “national solution” to address the critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective equipment. Read more

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As virus causes a changing world, government roles shift to adapt

Mary Britton’s job as a crossing guard was suddenly obsolete when Gov. Ralph Northam mandated Virginia schools close for the rest of the ac…

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Va. localities to state: delay minimum wage increase, other unfunded mandates, but protect K-12 funding

Virginia's local governments say they face economic calamity unless the state delays new legislation - including an increase in the minimum wage, permission to allow collective bargaining for local government employees and expanded eligibility for workers' compensation - that the General Assembly enacted this year before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many businesses and put thousands of Virginians out of work.

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BEST SHOTS: Register & Bee reader-submitted photos

Here are samples of Best Shot photos that have published in the Danville Register & Bee. Want to see your photo featured? Use this form…

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Danville vet offers pet hotel for those impacted by coronavirus

A local veterinary is responding to the current health crisis by opening up its pet hotel for people immediately affected by the coronaviru…

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Federal prosecutors warn about improper prescribing, stockpiling of touted COVID-19 drugs

The top federal prosecutors in Virginia on Friday echoed the concerns Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver about a surge in demand for drugs touted as potential - but as yet unproven - treatments for COVID-19.

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As virus testing increases in Virginia, some results are taking longer

As the number of reported coronavirus cases in Virginia neared 500, state health officials posted information Thursday saying anyone who began feeling sick after March 18 may not yet be reflected in state data.

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Photos: MLB ballparks are empty on what would have been 'opening day'

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Some Richmond-area localities adopted emergency tax relief measures to help businesses and residents

A series of emergency ordinances approved this week will allow businesses and property owners in some Richmond-area localities to postpone payment on upcoming tax bills without any penalties.

Sports

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NASCAR: Steve Myers' goal is to keep iRacing on track

It’s almost race time at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Averett coaches adjusting recruiting schedules per NCAA mandate

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The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro football happening short of the Super Bowl.

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6 NCAA tourney 'party crashers' ... from 'Dunk City' to Sister Jean's Loyola

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally.

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The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro football happening short of the Super Bowl.

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Not everyone will get checks for virus economic relief. Here's how to find out your status.

You'l need to make less than $75,000 as an individual or $150,000 per couple to get the full amounts. Calculate your payment here. Plus, what to do (and not do) with the money.

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As more work from home, Walmart sees rise in sales of tops, not bottoms

Walmart has picked up on an interesting trend: Tops, such as hoodies, have seen an increase in sales while bottoms haven't. The reason? Teleworking.

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Stars of 'Contagion' reunite to offer coronavirus advice

Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle have teamed up with scientists from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to offer four individual homemade videos with advice and a message of unity.