The Bulletin

County decides against reinstating Confederate names and more headlines

By: - June 13, 2022 12:19 pm

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

 The U.S. Justice Department announced it will not reopen a federal investigation of the 2017 shooting death of Virginia resident Bijan Ghaisar by two U.S. Park Police officers in Fairfax County.—Washington Post

• Del. Don Scott, D-Portsmouth, who ousted former Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn as Virginia’s top Democrat, had a turbocharged rise to power after spending seven years in federal prison on a drug-related felony conviction.—Washington Post

• Budget language reinstating criminal penalties for carrying more than four ounces of marijuana was introduced by a Democratic lawmaker at the request of Gov. Glenn Youngkin.—Virginian-Pilot

• The city of Portsmouth is planning a gun buyback event after experiencing witnessing more than a dozen shootings since June 1.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia officials unveiled a new historical marker for the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground, believed to be the nation’s largest graveyard for free people of color and enslaved individuals.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• After a split school board vote and nearly two years of community debate, Shenandoah County will not restore Confederate names to two local school buildings.—New York Times

• Virginia Beach has only spent a fraction of the $3 million it received in federal aid to address COVID-19 health disparities.—WHRO

• An assisted living facility in Petersburg could be shut down after multiple state inspections found more than 20 different violations, including bedbugs, soiled bedding and failing to provide residents with baths.—VPM

• Family members of a Jewish math professor are speaking out decades after he was fired from UVA for working to integrate Charlottesville barber shops.—Daily Progress

• A civic group near Fredericksburg is launching a pilot program to kill harmful algae spreading in Lake Anna.—Free Lance-Star

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