Ned Oliver
Sep 22, 2022 - COVID

How Virginia used COVID relief to fund law enforcement

Illustration of a police officer standing on the highest pile of coins in a row.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Virginia spent millions in COVID-19 relief money to boost spending on police, jails and prisons — money that was initially touted as a lifeline for people struggling to afford housing, food and health care.

Catch up quick: President Joe Biden gave U.S. cities and counties $350 billion to recover from the pandemic through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Few limitations were put on how local governments could spend ARPA funds.

Karri Peifer
Aug 24, 2022 - COVID

Most Virginia kids had COVID, CDC data shows

Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

Nearly 8 in 10 Virginia kids have already been infected with COVID-19, new CDC data shows.

Driving the news: The CDC released the results of its latest findings on the seroprevalence of antibodies in children last week.


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