Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sends letter to federal regulators, says Mountain Valley Pipeline “will enhance the nation’s critical infrastructure for energy and national security” and urges prompt action. — The Hill and E&E News.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin meets with Taiwan’s president on first leg of Asian trade trip. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Background story: “Why Youngkin’s trade mission to South Korea matters.“)
Virginia to establish trade office in Taiwan. — Virginia Business.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, says Southwest Virginia could benefit from federal clean energy tax credits. — Bristol Now
Del. Jim Edmunds, R-Halifax County, pushes for Sentara to reverse decision to close labor and delivery services in Halifax County. — South Boston News & Record.
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United Salt in Saltville to expand operations. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Roanoke school superintendent named Virginia Superintendent of the Year. — The Roanoke Times.
Norse mythology class causing flap in Patrick County. — The Martinsville Bulletin.
Downtown Lynchburg Association prepares for Downtown Lofts tour. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Country star Cole Swindell coming to Salem. — WSET-TV.
Northern lights seen in Virginia. — WSLS-TV.
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