Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside. Some content may be behind a metered paywall:

Health care:

Virginia secures another $28 million in ongoing opioid settlements. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (paywall).


Lawsuit seeks to block Virginia’s stricter hemp laws. — Virginia Mercury.


Halifax County approves short-term rental ordinance. — The (Halifax) Gazette-Virginian.

Public safety:

Ceasefire initiative launched to stop shootings in Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV.


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