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New Virginia diversity officer will serve as ‘ambassador for the unborn’ and more headlines

By: - January 20, 2022 7:56 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin is overhauling the role of the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion officer, naming a critical race theory critic to the job who will also serve as an “ambassador for the unborn.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• More than 750 workers at Ballad Health, which serves Southwest Virginia and eastern Tennessee, missed work Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19. Almost 80 percent of the employees were vaccinated.—Bristol Herald Courier

• Two Richmond residents want the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the already-completed removal of the Robert E. Lee monument.—Associated Press

• More time capsules might be buried under empty Confederate pedestals in Richmond.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Williamsburg-area legislators want to crack down on elder financial abuse.—Daily Press

• After being turned down by FEMA, Buchanan County officials are asking Youngkin for state disaster relief to help homeowners affected by flash flooding last summer.—Cardinal News

• The family of a University of Virginia student who died in 2017 after being detained by North Korea was awarded $240,000 in seized North Korean assets.—Washington Post

• The gunman who opened fire at a Roanoke gay bar in 2000 has died in prison.—Roanoke Times

• Men accused of plotting to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan’s governor also discussed “a plan to set fire to the house of the governor of Virginia.”—Detroit News

• A Virginia grand jury charged two men with crimes for incidents on airplanes arriving at Dulles International Airport, “alleging that one assaulted a flight attendant who denied his request for wine.”—Washington Post

• More snow/slush is on the way.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

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