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Monday’s #HRVA news you need to know

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Monday’s #HRVA news you need to know

  • Firefighters from around the world came to #HRVA to train — and they got to fight pretend fires on a boat. (Check out the video and photos, too.) Via the Daily Press.
  • #HRVA must have redeemed its four-leaf clover because an Irish pub that’s “as authentic as it gets” is opening up in Downtown Norfolk. Via the Pilot.
  • The plight of transgender soldiers is being considered … and inching toward resolution. Via the Post.
  • Referendum for light rail is going to be on Virginia Beach’s November ballot. Via Southside Daily.
  • Tomorrow’s going to be sunny … but bring a jacket. Via the Daily Press.
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Tuesday’s #HRVA news you need to know

  • Pair of shootings in Hampton kills one, injuries three. Story, video and photos via the Daily Press.
  • Scientists may finally have an answer to the earthquake in 2011 that rumbled the East Coast and shocked Hampton Roads. Via the Daily Press.
  • In a time of tight budgets and struggling schools, Norfolk school board representatives want to spend almost $100,000 more in travel than other divisions. Via the Pilot.
  • There’s a new coffee shop in Virginia Beach where you can get more than just a shot of espresso — you can get a shot of whiskey. (We approve of this development.) Via the Pilot.
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Friday’s #HRVA news you need to know

  • Virginia Natural Gas presents $30,000 to environmental groups, the Pilot reports.
  • Officials call off the search for a missing Fairfax firefighter, who used to live in York County, after a body was found in Shenandoah National Park, according to WVEC.
  • Former Ferguson president joins local residents in opposition to Wegmans at contentious Newport News site, the DP reports.
  • Virginia Beach schools pull the plug on grading changes, Southside Daily reports.
  • Highs in 70s, rain and clouds rejected for region Friday, the DP reports.
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The #PanamaPapers reveal corruption, conflicts of interest

Revelations of financial wrongdoing from the #PanamaPapers have brought down a world leader. The Times reports that the prime minister of Iceland resigned after mass protests, and now at least seven Chinese officials have been associated with secret accounts.

The leak is the largest ever and an extraordinary look into the world of global finance, which is brilliantly explained in this video about piggy banks from Vox.

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