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Dominion’s anti-Youngkin PAC donation and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 19, 2021 8:01 am
Virginia Mercury

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• “Trust broke down further on the bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission on Monday after one member revealed the National Republican Redistricting Trust had been working behind the scenes to help a former Virginia congressman submit his own congressional map proposal — one that now closely resembles the map that the commission is debating.”—Washington Post

• After initially defending their donation, Dominion Energy’s CEO said the company “failed to vet” an anti-Glenn Youngkin PAC before giving it $200,000. Some Republicans in the legislature called the denial hollow. “This is like giving money to a known hit man, and then when the hit man goes out and commits violence saying, ‘Who knew he was going to go out and commit violence?’”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Health officials launched a data dashboard tracking child coronavirus cases, but it appears to undercount hospitalizations by hundreds.—Virginian-Pilot

• U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Lynchburg, told a group of high school students to rise up and shed their masks, telling the kids administrators “can’t stop everyone.”—Rappahannock News

• Roanoke City Council asked a member indicted on criminal charges to take a leave of absence until his case is resolved. He declined.—Roanoke Times

• A woman was killed in Cumberland County when a driver rear-ended her horse-drawn carriage. It was the second serious crash involving an Amish buggy this month.—Roanoke Times

• A Black man facing trial in Clarke County for allegedly firing a gun at a sheriff’s deputy is asking a judge to either remove a Confederate monument in front of the courthouse or move the trial.—Winchester Star

• An African American heritage center in Charlottesville offered to melt down a Confederate monument that served as a rallying point for white supremacists and have the bronze recast into a new monument.—WVTF

• Football is taking a foothold at the elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. “There’s no better feeling than beating a really cocky team that thinks we’re a bunch of nerds.”—Washington Post

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