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Unhappiness over new state telework policy and more Va. headlines

By: - May 9, 2022 8:14 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Some government employees and Richmond-area lawmakers aren’t too happy about Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to significantly tighten teleworking policies for the state workforce.—Richmond Times-Dispatch\

• Questions are swirling in Norfolk over whether Police Chief Larry Boone willingly retired or was forced out.—Virginian-Pilot

• “A data error triggered during the Virginia Employment Commission’s long-delayed transition to a new IT system late last year has resulted in thousands of applicants erroneously being told they were overpaid.”—Associated Press

• A Charlottesville GOP activist who helped elect arch-conservative Rep. Bob Good is now trying to unseat him.—Washington Post

• Attorney General Jason Miyares is denying a left-leaning advocacy group’s claim his office subpoenaed records of LGBTQ students in Loudoun County schools.—WTOP

• Nearly two dozen Virginia school districts have taken at least one book out of circulation in the last two years due to concerns about content.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Roughly 4,500 Virginia inmates are set to be released this summer due to a new criminal justice reform measure that boosted early release credits.—Free Lance-Star

• Norfolk’s jail psychiatrist resigned over what he says was the “unethical and dangerous” overmedication of inmates.—Virginian-Pilot

• Boeing moving its headquarters to Northern Virginia won’t immediately mean any new jobs created in the area.—Washington Post

• Dueling “In this house we believe…” signs in an Alexandria neighborhood got even more baffling when one went up declaring the movie “Michael Clayton” a “vastly underrated cinematic masterpiece.”—Washington Post

• Two construction barges became loose in the Potomac River and got stuck near Harpers Ferry. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said there was concern they could “impact area bridges.”—Washington Post

• A goth resident of Martinsville wants his neighbors to know they have nothing to worry about.—Martinsville Bulletin

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