Briefs

Jagdmann to resign, leaving State Corporation Commission with only one seat filled

BY: - November 18, 2022

The State Corporation Commission will be down to one permanent judge in the new year with the resignation of Judith W. Jagdmann effective Dec. 31, which was announced Friday afternoon. Jagdmann has been serving since February 2006 on the three-member commission, one of the state’s most powerful regulatory bodies overseeing utilities, business, insurance and more, […]

Another try at getting rid of same-sex marriage ban and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 18, 2022

• A special counsel appointed by the Virginia attorney general’s office will lead an outside review of how the University of Virginia handled Sunday’s shooting that killed three football players.—Washington Post • The attorney for a family of one of the shooting victims is raising questions about whether UVA did enough to investigate warning signs before the […]

Suspected UVA shooter appears in court and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 17, 2022

• The University of Virginia canceled its final home football game of the season as the community continues to mourn the deaths of three players killed in Sunday’s shooting. The school has not made a decision yet about its Nov. 26 game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.—Washington Post • The suspected shooter was denied bond in his […]

Virginia joins brief supporting challenge of vehicle emissions rule

BY: - November 17, 2022

Virginia joined in on a brief in support of a multi-state lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed new rule for greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles. The brief, led by West Virginia, states the new rule is an “overbroad, top-down regulatory scheme that tries to force people into electric vehicles while disregarding […]

Warner, Kaine vote to end COVID-19 national emergency

BY: - November 16, 2022

Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine were among 12 Senate Democrats who joined Republicans Tuesday to vote in favor of ending the national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic that was first declared by former President Donald Trump in March 2020.  The resolution, which would need to be passed by the U.S. House before […]

Silver Line to Dulles opens and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 16, 2022

• A University of Virginia student who witnessed Sunday’s shooting that left three football players dead said the alleged gunman mostly stayed to himself during the field trip to see a play in D.C. as part of an African American theater class. On the bus ride home to Charlottesville, she said, he sat alone in the […]

Youngkin, Lucas set Jan. 10 as date for special Virginia Senate election

BY: - November 15, 2022

In an unexpected display of bipartisanship, Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, announced they’ve agreed a special election to fill a newly vacant Virginia Senate seat will be held Jan. 10. The timing of the special election, which was up in the air due to legal uncertainty over whether Youngkin or Senate Democrats […]

A shooting at UVA and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 15, 2022

• Three University of Virginia football players were killed in a shooting Sunday night allegedly committed by a former member of the team. The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was taken into custody Monday morning outside Richmond and charged with murder. Two other victims remain hospitalized.—Washington Post • The Richmond Times-Dispatch published a profile of Jones when […]

COMMENTARY

Prior cowardice doesn’t mean courageousness now  

BY: - November 15, 2022

Several Republican officials around the country, including at least two in Virginia, are now saying publicly the party should cut ties with or disavow Donald Trump, the former president and de facto boss of the GOP.  Hooray for this “come to Jesus” moment. Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears and Del. Tim Anderson of Virginia Beach assailed […]

Lawmakers propose creating Chesapeake National Recreation Area

BY: - November 14, 2022

Maryland lawmakers on Monday announced draft legislation to create a unified Chesapeake National Recreation Area. The proposal would unite a series of park areas and visitor centers owned and operated by the National Park Service as well as privately owned properties along the Bay on a voluntary basis to deliver more federal resources to the […]

Little payoff from state-funded Martinsville institute and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 14, 2022

• Martinsville’s state-funded New College Institute is supposed to improve the economic prospects of people in one of the state’s poorest regions. An investigation by the Martinsville Bulletin found the educational facility “spent millions on salaries and programs that offered little payoff.” —Martinsville Bulletin • New history and social science standards rolled out by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s […]

Youngkin ‘cautiously optimistic’ about 15-week abortion ban and more Va. headlines

BY: - November 11, 2022

• D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a consumer protection lawsuit accusing the Washington Commanders, franchise owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and league Commissioner Roger Goodell of misleading the public to protect profits.—Washington Post • In an appearance on Fox Business, Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears said it’s time for Republicans to move on from Donald Trump. […]