Apr 16, 2024 - News

🌊 The Current: Convenience store protest

The Main Street Station Clock Tower canoeing down a river.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🏪 Hundreds of Virginia convenience stores will close from 3:50-4:50pm today to protest Gov. Youngkin's skill game amendments. (WTVR)

  • The amendments ban them from operating within 35 miles of other gaming establishments, like casinos or Rosie's, and propose a 35% tax rate on businesses operating them.

🤐 A judge overseeing the Richmond graduation shooting trial issued a gag order barring prosecutors or defense attorneys from speaking to media outlets while they ready arguments on the motion withdrawing Amari Pollard's guilty plea. (Times-Dispatch)

ğŸŽ° NFL Hall of Famer and Virginia Beach developer Bruce Smith is joining Cordish Cos. for a bid to open a Petersburg casino. (Virginia Business)

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