The Bulletin

New conservative picks for VMI board and more Va. headlines

By: - July 5, 2022 7:58 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin put several new conservative members on the board of the Virginia Military Institute, including a former board member who resigned amid a push for the school to shed its Confederate symbols.—Washington Post

• Fairfax County officials are rebuffing a request from a U.S. Supreme Court official to enforce anti-picketing laws against protests at justices’ homes.—WTOP

• Climate activists blocked traffic for more than an hour Monday on the Maryland side of the Capital Beltway.—DCist

• Virginia regulators say they still consider Delta-8 and other synthetic cannabinoids illegal, despite the General Assembly’s move toward sanctioning hemp-based THC products.—Axios

• A former Henrico County police officer has been charged with murder after the bodies of two women were found inside a home where he allegedly barricaded himself.—WTVR

• The state’s red flag law has been used just five times in the Roanoke and New River valleys since taking effect two years ago.—Roanoke Times

• The teenaged daughter of a Toronto Blue Jays coach died in a boating accident on the James River.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Richmond fire officials say the blaze that nearly destroyed an elementary school was accidental, but the cause has not been determined.—WTVR

• Virginia’s Medicaid dental reimbursement rates are increasing for the first time since 2005.—Virginian-Pilot

• A temporary casino is opening this week inside a former mall in Bristol.—Bristol Herald Courier

• A Virginia man won the lottery using numbers he says came to him in a dream.—FOX 29

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