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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Southern Louisiana's hospitals, already packed with coronavirus patients from a fourth surge of the virus, were dealing Sunday with another challenge — the howling Category 4 hurricane pounding the coast.

An alliance of state organizations is hosting a “crumbling schools tour” and inviting local, state and federal lawmakers to participate. Virginia’s Coalition of Small and Rural Schools is working with six other organizations to showcase eight examples of schools in urgent need of repair or replacement.

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A new report by the Virginia Department of Education reveals 1,040 of the state’s 2,005 school buildings are 50 or more years old. That includes 55% of all Virginia elementary schools, 45% of middle schools and 46% of all high schools.

Mary Beth Nash is an LPN and administrator at Runk and Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake. Mary Beth has a heart for seniors and especially for our …

CVS and Walgreens are finishing delivering doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Virginia's long-term care residents and staff under the federal pharmacy plan. The state has made arrangements to continue vaccinating people who are moving into facilities or those who changed their minds and now want it. It is not known yet what percentage of residents and staff have asked to be vaccinated.

After long relying predominantly on coal and more recently natural gas, Appalachian is being pushed to pursue renewable energy by the Virginia Clean Economy Act, a sweeping law that requires it to produce all carbon-free electricity to its state customers by 2050.

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