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LGBTQ students push back on new transgender policy and more Va. headlines

By: - September 19, 2022 7:42 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A judge threw out a lawsuit claiming Virginia’s reliance on fossil fuels violates the rights of young people by contributing to climate change.—Virginian-Pilot

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s out-of-state trips on personal business have led to more than $18,300 in travel costs for his Virginia State Police bodyguards. The number does not include costs related to political appearances, which the governor’s PAC is covering.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• LGBTQ students are starting to push back against Youngkin’s rollback of policies meant to accommodate transgender kids in public schools. “As a queer student, it just generally makes school unsafe.”—WTOP

• At a boisterous Friday night meeting, a sharply divided Spotsylvania County School Board voted to hire a new superintendent who lacks educational experience.—Washington Post

• Officials at the Fredericksburg-area jail are opposing a state proposal to eliminate fees charged to inmates for a variety of services, claiming it’ll shift the bill to taxpayers.—Free Lance-Star

• VCU agreed to pay almost $1 million to the family of a student who died during a 2021 fraternity hazing incident.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday on an interstate near Front Royal. No one was hurt.—WTOP

• An anti-pipeline protest involving a giant wooden duck resulted in suspended sentences, community service and restitution payments for the protesters.—Roanoke Times

• A Virginia woman and a lifelong friend who lives in Vermont improbably guessed the same four words in a row as part of their daily Wordle competition.—Free Lance-Star

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