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Tight used car market driving up personal property taxes and more Va. headlines

By: - May 18, 2022 7:52 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The tight supply of used cars is causing some Virginians to take a hit on personal property taxes due to big increases in vehicles’ assessed value.—VPM

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin is trying to make it easier for people with disabilities to join the state workforce.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• After the district seemed to go solidly blue, 11 Republicans are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.—Washington Post

• The State Corporation Commission held the first day of hearings on Dominion’s massive planned wind farm off Virginia Beach.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A public safety memo from the Virginia Fusion Center warned about a possible rise in civil unrest and violence tied to the expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights.—Axios

• A judge is weighing a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against a biotech firm by descendants of Virginia native Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used for medical research without her consent.—Maryland Matters

• Metalhead Virginia legislator Danica Roem co-hosted the “Liquid Metal” show on SiriusXM—Virginian-Pilot

• A Crewe woman is facing charges for allegedly shining a laser pointer at a Virginia State Police aircraft helping search for someone on the ground.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A sinkhole opened up in Norfolk due to highway construction near Interstate 64.—Virginian-Pilot

• Authorities say two people used a chainsaw to steal money from gaming machines at a Gloucester 7-11.—WTKR

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