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Spanberger and Good clash over transgender kids and more Va. headlines

By: - September 22, 2022 8:00 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A meeting between Virginia’s congressional delegation and Gov. Glenn Youngkin turned heated over the topic of transgender kids. Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger reportedly cursed at  Rep. Bob Good, a hard-right Republican who’s co-sponsoring a bill to ban “gender affirming care” for minors.—Punchbowl News

• Experts and advocates say some aspects of Youngkin’s new policies on transgender students in schools are probably illegal.—Washington Post

• Virginia Military Institute’s freshman class shrank 25% this year, a drop that comes after years of turmoil over the school’s identity and allegations of racism and sexism on campus.—Washington Post

• The Executive Mansion is getting bulletproof windows.—Axios

• Quantico’s former police chief is suing the town, claiming he was fired for enforcing statewide COVID-19 restrictions on local barbershops. The town says he was fired over other performance issues.—InsideNoVa

• Nelson County’s sheriff and a major in his office got their legal fees covered by the county after they were accused of using excessive force against a high school student. An investigation ended with no charges against the two men.—Nelson County Times

• About 150 people attended the unveiling of a historical marker commemorating the site where a Black man was lynched in 1893. “All of us must make peace with this.”—Roanoke Times

• A King George County supervisor asked his colleagues not to schedule meetings on Wednesdays because they conflict with his Bible study plans. “I don’t think it’s fair to make me have to choose between Jesus and this board.”—Free Lance-Star

• A sex shop is opening in a former Pizza Hut across from the Science Museum of Virginia and the Children’s Museum of Richmond, prompting concerns over whether the location is appropriate.—Axios

• Someone hijacked the Hampton Public Library’s former website address and redirected it to a fake adult toy store.—WAVY

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