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State budget hits Youngkin’s desk and more Virginia headlines

By: - June 10, 2022 7:48 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The General Assembly is giving up on a bill related to a Washington Commanders stadium in Virginia after a coach called the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol “a dust-up.”—Associated PressWashington Post

• The budget has hit Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s desk and he now has seven days to make changes.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Two suspects were arrested in Henrico in connection with a mass shooting in Philadelphia.—WRIC

• There are major “signs of friction” between Gov. Glenn Younkgin and his LGBTQ+ Advisory Board.—WVTF

• Prince George school officials bowed to pressure to leave an empty graduation chair for a student who died of cancer but chided his friends for going to the media.”—Progress-Index

• Bristol will stop accepting trash at its landfill, which has been the subject of a slew of odor and health complaints from both sides of the Virginia-Tennessee border, as part of an agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality.—Bristol Herald-Courier

• A Virginia-based hospital system will pay what prosecutors say is the third-largest settlement ever under the Controlled Substances Act after employees “diverted” thousands of doses of opioids, including fentanyl.—Associated Press

• Activists and independent journalists are suing Richmond and some police officers, alleging a “pattern of unlawful arrests, misconduct and harassment amid waves of protests” in 2020.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Norfolk’s commonwealth’s attorney has found “a very alarming pattern” in case histories, noting that there’s a strong correlation between “gun misdemeanors and violent gun felonies.”—WAVY

• A Richmond radio reporter spent a year in Germany to report on remembrance and reconciliation and produced a podcast focused on “how Virginia, and the U.S., can reconcile with its racist past and learn from what’s happened in Germany.”—NPR

• A historical marker will be unveiled Saturday in Norton to commemorate the first integrated Little League team in the South.—Cardinal News

• Virginia farmers are preparing for a bountiful berry season despite April frosts.—Sussex-Surry Dispatch

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