Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Senate will hold floor vote on proposed measure by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, that would, among other things, greenlight the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Some Republicans say they’ll vote against it. Senate voted expeced this week– The Hill and Environmental and Energy News. (See background story: “Manchin’s deal on Mountain Valley Pipeline is in jeopardy.”)
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, speaks against the measure on Senate floor. — Video feed.
Kaine endorses state Sen. Jennifer McClellan for Democratic nomination in 4th Congressional District. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (See background story: “Rep. McEachin’s death may scramble 2025 governor’s race.”)
Republicans will use ranked-choice voting to pick their candidate in 4th District. — Virginia Mercury.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposes $230 million for behavioral health overhaul. — Virginia Mercury.
Buckingham County supervisors form committee to recommend next steps on gold mining proposal. — The Farmville Herald.
Henry County approves solar project. — WSET-TV.
New wine bar coming to downtown Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Vinton florist helps decorate White House Christmas trees. — WDBJ-TV.
Pittsylvania County School Board delays implementing gun-free zone resolution. — Danville Register and Bee.
Cumberland County teacher named for rare national honor. — The Farmville Herald.
Liberty’s investigation of how it handled sexual assault cases completed; no details on what it says. — WSET-TV.
Dickenson County schools respond to FBI visit. — WJHL-TV.
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Catfishing cop (who worked in Washington County when he killed a California family) told state police he had been treated at mental health facility; was hired anyway. — Los Angeles Times.