Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Following new U.N. sanctions, North Korean officials said the country would “take strategic measures involving physical actions,” specifically targeting the U.S. President Donald Trump responded by threatening North Korea with “fire and fury… the likes of which this world has never seen before.” A North Korean spokesperson said the country’s military was considering firing missiles at Guam.
(The Washington Post)
Conservative candidate Shak Hill will oppose Rep. Barbara Comstock for her 10th District seat.
Rep. Comstock, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and other agency officials spoke about how to address the rising opioid epidemic in Virginia at a roundtable discussion at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Charlottesville city officials said they will approve a permit for a white nationalist-led rally scheduled for this Saturday protesting the removal of a Confederate statue, but only if demonstrators move the location of the rally. Those planning to attend the Unite the Right rally have reported that their Airbnb accounts have been deleted for violating the platform’s Terms of Service.
(Richmond Times-Dispatch, Gizmodo)
The free Yoga at the Fountain event series will be held every Sunday from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Crystal City Water Park through the end of September.