The Bulletin

A sharp reversal in Montpelier conflict and more Va. headlines

By: - May 17, 2022 7:56 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• In a sharp reversal after months of conflict, the board that oversees James Madison’s Montpelier chose 11 new members recommended by a group of descendants of enslaved workers at the estate.—Washington Post

• The chairman of the Spotsylvania County School Board approved members’ funding requests to attend a conference sponsored by a conservative political group but denied travel requests for more non-partisan events held by the Virginia School Board Association.— Free Lance-Star

• Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for the Virginia man who attended the Jan. 6 riot in a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt.—Associated Press

• Leaders of the state’s HR and Medicaid agencies are stepping down as Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration hits the 120-day mark.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Youngkin created a task force on violent crime.—WTOP

• The Virginia Beach School Board removed the hotly contested book “Gender Queer” after a work group deemed some of its illustrations “pervasively vulgar.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Former Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone says he wasn’t forced out and willingly retired. “Nobody muscles me.”—WAVY

• The Virginia Opera and the Richmond Symphony announced plans for an opera based on the landmark Loving v. Virginia case on interracial marriage.—NBC12


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