The Bulletin

Lawmakers seek yet another skill game ban delay and more Va. headlines

By: - November 17, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• After the Supreme Court of Virginia lifted an injunction that had barred the state from enforcing its ban on skill games for nearly two years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers asked Gov. Glenn Youngkin to further delay enforcement of the law, saying they want to craft a plan to regulate the machines.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares sent a letter to colleges and universities urging them to address antisemitism on campuses and criticizing groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.—WRIC

• A Bedford County wildfire in Jefferson National Forest that has spread to 2,750 acres has prompted the closure of numerous schools and a Code Red air quality alert in the western portion of the state.—Cardinal News

• After receiving national attention for refusing to allow a city resident to pray during the public comment portion of a meeting, the Suffolk School Board has reversed course, saying the impact of such public prayer would be “negligible.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Another white rhino was born at the Virginia Zoo.—WAVY


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