Dean Mirshahi, 8News WRIC Richmond

Dean Mirshahi

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Dean:

CDC confirms Virginia’s first monkeypox case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed Virginia’s first case of monkeypox in a woman who recently traveled to an African country where the rare disease is known to occur. → Read More

Virginia budget deal provides $4B in tax cuts, raises for teachers and state workers

Virginia General Assembly negotiators reached a proposed deal on the state budget that includes $4 billion in tax cuts and 10% salary increases for school teachers and state employees. → Read More

PHOTOS: Storm damage in Virginia as thunderstorm, tornado watches cover area

Images show heavy storm damage as multiple severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches cover central Virginia, including damaged property and trees in Bedford County. → Read More

Virginia Democratic Party calls on Lt. Gov. Earle-Sears not to speak at NRA event in Texas

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears is set to be the keynote speaker for a fundraising event at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Houston, less than 300 miles from where 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting days before. → Read More

New rules for events on Virginia’s Capitol Square

Virginia has new rules for events on Capitol Square, including changes to when a permit is needed and how far ahead people need to submit their applications. → Read More

Virginia reports first presumed monkeypox case

Virginia has reported its first presumed case of monkeypox in a woman who recently traveled overseas. → Read More

Decades after first term, Johnny Redd appointed to Hanover School Board

More than 40 years since he was first named to the Hanover County School Board, Johnny Redd will return as the board’s Mechanicsville District representative. → Read More

GRTC directors approve budget to fund zero-fare policy for upcoming year

People won’t have to pay for bus rides in the Richmond area over the next year after the Greater Richmond Transit Company approved a plan to maintain its zero-fare policy. → Read More

Police ID Richmond man fatally shot in city’s East End

Police have identified the Richmond man who was fatally shot in the city’s Fairfield Court neighborhood over the weekend. → Read More

Richmond will open 4 pools for Memorial Day weekend

Four outdoor pools in Richmond will open for Memorial Day weekend, and stay open on the weekends, until the city’s summer season begins. → Read More

Richmond households facing financial struggles amid baby formula shortage could get $125

Richmond’s City Council will consider a proposal to pay for prepaid debit cards worth $125 for eligible households with infants who rely on baby formula. → Read More

New names recommended for 3 Army bases in Virginia that mention Confederates

Three Army bases in Virginia named in honor of Confederates could soon have new names. → Read More

Investigation finds ‘irregularities’ by Richmond Electoral Board during 2020 cycle

An investigation into the Richmond Electoral Board did not support criminal charges but found “irregularities during the 2020 election cycle,” including materials being removed from the registrar’s office and results being counted without enough people to oversee the process. → Read More

Richmond takes steps to sell, redevelop Coliseum property

The Richmond Coliseum has been shuttered for years but plans to have it demolished and to redevelop the downtown property where it has been for decades took a major step Monday. → Read More

Richmond unveils plan to build ‘equitable economy’

Hoping to better address long-standing inequities in Richmond, city leaders have introduced a plan they say will help empower residents and neighborhoods that have historically not been given the same economic opportunities as others. → Read More

Nearly 3,500 Virginians regain voting rights

Nearly 3,500 Virginians have had their civil rights restored by Gov. Glenn Youngkin since he took office in January, allowing them to vote, run for public office or serve on a jury. → Read More

Education and health led April hiring in Virginia

Gov. Glenn Youngkin and his administration touted the job numbers on Friday, pointing to growth from February but noting that figures are still short of the levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Water damage pauses clinical services at Southwood Resource Center in Richmond

Water damage has paused services at Southwood Resource Center in Richmond and will force the city’s health department to reschedule appointments at the clinic for the next month as the site is “assessed for mold or any other environmental health risk” before any repairs. → Read More

Virginia Democrats urge Youngkin to reverse state’s new telework policy

Eight Democratic Virginia lawmakers are calling on Gov. Glenn Youngkin to reverse a new telework policy requiring all state employees to work in-person full-time by July 5 unless they are granted an exception. → Read More

Richmond enters ‘medium’ COVID-19 community level — here’s what that means

The city of Richmond has entered the “medium” COVID-19 community transmission level, joining several surrounding counties. → Read More