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Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:

Politics:

Democrats seek constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Bill seeks extension on requirement that farmers fence cattle from streams. — Virginia Mercury.

Grayson County supervisors approve resolution opposing proposed move of state ag lab from Wytheville to Blacksburg. — The Declaration.

Four seek Republican nomination for clerk in Wise County. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Town of Pound has trouble raising money to fix a landslide that happened in 2015. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Economy:

Roanoke Gas gets state approval for biogas project. — The Roanoke Times.

Framatone CEO retiring, CFO named to succeed him as head of Lynchburg-based nuclear company. — Virginia Business.

Patrick County hospital runs into delays as it attempts to reopen. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Shentel provides update on broadband in Bedford County. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Roanoke County property values increase by 12%. — The Roanoke Times.

Texas Roadhouse coming to Danville. — WSLS-TV.

Education:

Teacher recruiting fair to be held in Salem; at least 500 open positions across Southwest Virginia. — WSLS-TV.

Health care:

Sentara Halifax hospital resumes normal visitation. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

Pittsylvania/Danville Health District to offer free flu vaccines. — WSET-TV.

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Sports:

Manager of Pulaski River Turtles, the Appalachian League baseball team, returns for third season. — Southwest Times.

Culture:

Abingdon in the running for two USA Today awards. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

Weather:

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