The Bulletin

A politically connected Portsmouth HOA and more Va. headlines

By: - September 20, 2022 8:06 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, said she expects lawsuits against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to change how transgender students are treated in public schools. “There’s a world of legal issues with this.”—WTOP

• The governor is traveling to Arizona next month to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, “the highest-profile, most MAGA-aligned candidate Youngkin has campaigned for to date.”—Politico

• Several Virginia schools were the subjects of “swatting” hoaxes Monday, with police responding to false reports of violence at schools in Arlington, Loudoun and elsewhere.—Washington Post

• Researchers are trying to find out if Dominion’s planned offshore wind farm will be a problem for migratory birds.—WHRO

• Chesapeake Republicans are dropping support for a city council candidate accused of mistreating elderly relatives.—Virginian-Pilot

• The HOA board of a Portsmouth community is filling up with politically connected people, some of whom don’t even live there. Locals think it has something to do with the casino being built nearby.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia Tech received an $80 million federal grant to try to help farmers adopt climate-friendly agricultural practices.—Cardinal News

• A local NAACP chapter is threatening to sue Matthews County if officials move forward with a plan to transfer control of a Confederate monument to pro-Confederacy groups.—Daily Press

• Richmond’s Planning Commission delayed action on a contested proposal to fill the site of the former Robert E. Lee statue with trees, shrubs and footpaths.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Fairfax County ran out of trash cans.—WTOP


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