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More than half of Virginia school districts defying Youngkin’s masking order and more headlines

By: - January 27, 2022 7:58 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he’s “having a ball” and is “surprised that so many are surprised” by his early executive actions on critical race theory and masks in schools.—Washington Post

• More than half of Virginia’s school districts were still requiring masks despite Youngkin’s order telling parents they can opt out.—Washington Post

• Youngkin is reportedly willing to sign a bill banning political donations from Dominion Energy and other public utilities. It’s unclear if it’ll get to his desk.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A state lawmaker abandoned a proposal to require FOIA requests to be sent via certified mail.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Virginia man who wore a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt to the U.S. Capitol riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge.—CNN

• Leesburg officials voted to remove four members of town commissions for failure to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.—Loudoun Times-Mirror

• Lynchburg officials are feuding over decorum and language after a city councilman loudly said “y’all are screwed” after the school board voted to keep its mask mandate.—News & Advance

• Attorney General Jason Miyares went on Fox News to blast CNN’s Jim Acosta for calling Virginia a “Soviet-style police state.”—Fox News

• Andy Parker, a gun-control advocate and father of slain TV journalist Alison Parker, is making a congressional run seeking to oust conservative Rep. Bob Good.—Cardinal News

• A Virginia library went viral for its baby-friendly cubicle design.—Curbed

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