The State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Virginia budget negotiations break down over tax cuts; special session next? — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Virginia ABC inventory losses may be less certain than authority indicated. — Virginia Mercury.

Despite legislative furor, Chinese farm holdings in Va. old and limited. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Norton studies enterprise zone options. — The Coalfield Progress.

Public safety:

Harmful algal blooms remain in Blackwater River arm of Smith Mountain Lake. — The Roanoke Times.


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