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Serving on Jan. 6 investigation committee could be ‘liability’ for Luria and more Va. headlines

By: - June 8, 2022 7:51 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democrat from Norfolk, says if she loses what’s expected to be a tough campaign for reelection this year because she’s serving on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, “that’s OK.”—New York Times

• “A virtual committee meeting of the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board in May was interrupted by a group of people flooding the chat with racist and homophobic messages and imagery.”—VPM

• The Richmond Times-Dispatch, a year after Pulitzer win, “hemorrhages staff as Lee Enterprises cuts newsrooms to the bone,” with one staffer calling the cuts “untenable.”—Style Weekly

• Defense contractor Raytheon is moving its headquarters to Arlington.—Washington Post

• Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday in Portsmouth, the latest in a violent start to June that has seen 10 other shootings in the city over the past week.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia Democrats say they will push for new gun restrictions during next year’s General Assembly session.—NBC12

• Three weeks after a break-in at a Richmond school that left hallways smeared with blood, which wasn’t cleaned up when students and staff returned the next day, Superintendent Jason Kamras agreed to an interview and took responsibility for the lapse.—WTVR

• The closure of a shelter in Charlottesville could leave 100 elderly and seriously ill people with nowhere to go.—Charlottesville Tomorrow

• In an Alexandria courtroom Tuesday, an American woman who allegedly led an all-female battalion of Islamic State militants in Syria pleaded guilty to providing support to a foreign terrorist group, a case that a prosecutor called a first of its kind in the U.S.—Associated Press

• More than 100 people, mostly children, “were evacuated from the Spirit of Norfolk as emergency crews worked to control what officials believe is an engine room fire onboard the dinner cruise ship Tuesday.”—Virginian-Pilot

• A school bus driver shortage cost Chesterfield County $1.5 million in overtime.—WRIC

• A coyote that was shot and killed by a police officer in Fairfax after biting three people has tested positive for rabies.—Washington Post


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