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Student walkouts to protest new transgender policies and more Va. headlines

By: - September 27, 2022 8:12 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Students across Virginia are planning to walk out of class today to protest Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed rollback of transgender-inclusive K-12 policies.—WUSA9, Washington Post

• Surveillance video from a Republican fundraiser doesn’t show a clear view of the altercation that led Del. Marie March to pursue an assault charge against Del. Wren Williams, her likely opponent next year in a deep-red Southwest Virginia district.—Cardinal News

• Anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney gave Youngkin mixed reviews. He’s doing a good job overall, she said, but it’s “dangerous” for him to campaign with Republicans who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 election.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Republican challenger Yesli Vega declined an invitation to debate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Fredericksburg, but a different plan is in the works for the two to debate next month in Prince William County.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• With the help of Republican Del. Tim Anderson, a Norfolk nightclub is fighting the city’s decision to rescind its permit in an effort to reduce gun violence.—Virginian-Pilot

• Two Virginia congressional representatives say they’ll push for stronger federal oversight of a drug program Bon Secours is reportedly using to make big profits from a Richmond hospital meant to serve a low-income community.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Arlington high schools are limiting attendance at football games due to a shortage of police officers available to provide security.—ARLNow

• Gas prices are still going down in Virginia even as the national average ticks up.—WSET

• Linda Skeens, a Southwest Virginia woman who achieved viral fame for dominating baking and canning competitions at a local fair, has officially joined TikTok. “You will be getting some good recipes in the near future,” she told her fans.—NPR

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