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Last Week's News: Feb. 14 – Feb. 20

Good afternoon! Here’s the news you might have missed from last week:

Top News

Schools prepare for new March masking rules.In a divided General Assembly, legislators from the area are seeing mixed results.A school’s lessons on the Holocaust a reminder of the impacts of racial hate.Local attorneys vie for impending judicial vacancy.Charlottesville, Albemarle, UVa discuss the "State of the Community." Officials said that one of the biggest challenges is attracting and retaining employees.

Housing

The UVa Foundation wants to add up to 1,400 homes at North Fork.Albemarle is considering an optional affordable housing overlay zone. Charlottesville opens real estate tax relief applications for elderly and disabled residents, while Albemarle County makes modifications to their tax relief program.

Sports

The Western Albemarle boys swimming team won the VHSL Class 4 state championship.Athlete spotlight: Albemarle swimmer Teddy Cross.Greg Madia discusses three key UVa baseball series to look out for as the season begins.

Opinion

Editorial: Neighborhood nooses drove an ugly wedge.Editorial: GOP myths of election fraud stifle voting.Editorial: Youngkin’s mixed message on vaccination could cost lives.Column (Mayor Lloyd Snook): City hall fixes not a response to pandemic.

Food & Entertainment

Local Girl Scout cookie sales persist, even through supply chain issues.No-Cook Cooking: Super Bowl leftovers that’ll make you cheer.At the Fralin Museum, representation takes a variety of artistic forms.

More Stories

Survey opens for a potential bike and pedestrian crossing of the Rivanna River.RaShall Brackney is retiring from policing and accepting position at George Mason University.Albemarle schools’ $242 million funding request focuses on employee pay.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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