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Past congressional reps’ slaveholding record and more Virginia headlines

By: - January 11, 2022 8:19 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• In an interview with VPM, Gov. Ralph Northam says he would’ve won if he had been allowed to run for re-election and critiqued Democrats’ 2021 messaging.—VPM

• “A staffing crisis has gone from bad to worse at Virginia’s only state mental hospital for children and adolescents.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Rep. Ben Cline has COVID-19.—Roanoke Times

• A federal judge heard arguments in a lawsuit over whether Virginia courts should be required to post civil case records online.—VPM

• Between 1789 and 1859, 85 percent of congressional representatives from Virginia and Maryland owned slaves.—Washington Post

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s plan to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would cut off millions in funding meant to curb sea level rise in Hampton Roads.—Virginian-Pilot

• Rounding out his cabinet, Youngkin announced his secretaries of public safety and health.—Washington Post

• A Richmond city councilwoman wants a do-over on last year’s failed casino referendum. Sen. Joe Morrissey says he’ll file a bill to block it and try to bring a casino to Petersburg.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Spotsylvania’s School Board abruptly fired the district’s superintendent and had him escorted from the building after a closed meeting that may have violated state laws.—Free Lance-Star

• A Republican bill would ban considerations of race in admissions to Virginia governor’s schools, potentially thwarting equity efforts underway at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.—Washington Post

• A Stafford County man was arrested for allegedly threatening utility workers at gunpoint while they tried to restore power in his area.—Culpeper Star-Exponent

• Supply-chain problems are causing empty shelves at Virginia ABC stores.—WRIC

• Gruyere cheese doesn’t have to come from Europe’s Gruyere region to be called gruyere, a Virginia-based federal judge ruled in a trademark suit brought by “a consortium of Swiss and French cheesemakers.”—Associated Press

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