Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, June 28.
Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, claiming that the company is responsible for creating the opioid crisis. Herring says that Purdue Pharma violated the Virginia Consumer Protection Act by lying about “the purported safety, efficacy and benefits of its opioids, including OxyContin.”
(The Washington Post)
Wednesday, Sen. Mark Warner toured Bristow’s Youth for Tomorrow facility, after which point he spoke positively of the environment, citing its cleanliness and saying that the migrant children being held there are getting health care and being educated.
Thursday, to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Arlington’s World War I Commemoration Task Force and the Arlington Historical Society will host an “Arlington Remembers the Great War” event featuring music from Opera NOVA and a film about WWI by Arlington Independent Media. The event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Navy League Atrium.
At 1 p.m. on Thursday, Girl Dance Company will perform at the Reston Town Center. The Reston Town Center Association encourages individuals to bring their lunch and enjoy some midday time in the park.
The remains of five WWII airmen whose plane was shot down over a farm in Germany, and who had been declared missing in action for years, were identified, brought back to the United States and buried together at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.
Tuesday, the Stafford County School Board decided that school would start before Labor Day during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.
Wednesday, 39-year-old Jayson Werth, former Nationals outfielder, said that he was retiring after 15 seasons of Major League Baseball.