Former House candidate who pled guilty in ‘revenge porn’ case plans to run again, Miyares announces run for attorney general, influencers meet Colonial Williamsburg, and more headlines

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• Sheila Bynum-Coleman, a Democrat who failed to unseat then-House Speaker Kirk Cox in 2019, says she’ll run for the House again, despite entering into a plea deal in an alleged “revenge porn” case involving a woman believed to be sleeping with her husband.—VPM

• Del. Jason Miyares, R-Virginia Beach, announced he’ll seek the GOP nomination for attorney general next year, pitching himself as “a lonely voice of reason in Richmond where a ruling liberal elite has gotten completely out of control.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Two construction workers have filed a federal lawsuit against a Richmond-area drywall company and two labor brokers alleging unfair labor practices on several projects, including the new General Assembly Building.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Muslim group is suing Stafford County, saying the county has wielded discriminatory land-use policies to block plans for an Islamic cemetery.—Washington Post

• The Blacksburg Town Council is considering banning guns in public buildings. “You don’t need a firearm to pay your water bill,” said the mayor.—Roanoke Times

• New data released on the PPP funds show which Virginia businesses received the most federal relief money.—Virginia Business

• A recount in Petersburg will determine the final outcome of a city council race where one candidate leads by just four votes.—Progress-Index

• A VCU professor is selling intentionally unimpressive, Charlie Brown-style Christmas trees to raise money for a school in his neighborhood.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Williamsburg tourism officials have started paying social media influencers to post about the Historic Triangle.—Virginia Gazette

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