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A possible mass shooting plot thwarted in Haymarket and more Va. headlines

By: - September 27, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Fairfax County police say a mass shooting may have been thwarted by a citizen alerting police to troubling social media posts by a man who was later arrested at a church with a loaded handgun.—News4

• Ford is “pausing” construction of a massive electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan amid political blowback over the involvement of a Chinese company and an ongoing labor dispute with the United Auto Workers. The desirability of the project was a subject of heated debate in Virginia earlier this year after Gov. Glenn Youngkin said his administration passed on the facility due to the involvement of Ford’s Chinese partner.—Detroit News

• Youngkin repeatedly ducked questions about presidential and vice presidential aspirations in an onstage interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. with his former Carlyle Group boss.—Washington Post

• Voting rights groups are raising questions over whether the Youngkin administration is striking valid voters from the rolls under a new, tougher process for removing people who appear to have new felony convictions after having their voting rights restored from a prior felony.—VPM

• Republican congressional candidate Derrick Anderson is registered to vote in Spotsylvania County but secured a Veterans Affairs loan for an Alexandria townhouse through a program meant for primary residences, raising unanswered questions about where he actually lives.—Daily Beast


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