Longtime Dominion CEO Farrell dies of cancer, University of Richmond rector under fire over building names, Martinsville claims reversion mediation isn’t subject to FOIA, and more headlines

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• The General Assembly will reconvene in Richmond Wednesday for a veto session focusing on Gov. Ralph Northam’s recommended changes to three dozen bills.—Roanoke Times

• Longtime Dominion Energy CEO Tom Farrell died of cancer Friday at age 66, one day after stepping down from his role leading the company.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Everybody was shocked.” Teammates of the former CNU football player who attacked police at the U.S. Capitol say they saw so signs of trouble when he was in the program.—Daily Press

• The University of Richmond’s rector has come under fire for comments he made defending a decision not to rename some campus buildings. Faculty leaders say he derided the renaming push as “cancel culture” and said he wanted “to help Black, Brown and ‘regular students.’”—Washington Post

• As some Republicans complain the party’s upcoming nominating convention is susceptible to abuse, “most of the finger-pointing has been at candidate Pete Snyder, whose team pushed for a nominating convention over a primary.”—Washington Post

• Martinsville residents won’t have access to detailed discussions about the city’s plan to revert to a town because local officials say the mediation process is exempt from FOIA.—Martinsville Bulletin

• Harrisonburg police released body cam footage of the “friendly fire” shooting that occurred as officers responded to an escaped cow.—Daily News-Record

• The “undoing” of former Republican congressman Denver Riggleman shows the “fight against radicalism within the G.O.P. is a deeply lonely one.”—New York Times 

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