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Va. Democratic House candidate live streamed sex acts for tips and more state headlines

By: - September 12, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• “What I’ve been very clear on — and I’d appreciate you writing it clearly — is that I support a bill to protect life at 15 weeks,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin said after a Republican rally Saturday in Prince George, highlighting abortion as a pivotal issue ahead of November’s high stakes general elections.–New York Times

• Susanna Gibson, who is vying to represent the 57th district in Virginia’s House of Delegates, performed live sex acts on the porn streaming site Chaturbate and requested viewers’ tips for specific acts, a violation of the platform’s rules. Gibson called the revelation of the content an attempt “to silence women when they speak up.”–Washington Post

• “In the second half of the 20th century, the establishment and expansion of public universities across Virginia uprooted hundreds of Black families, hindering them from accumulating wealth in the most American way — homeownership.”–Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism at WHRO

• Dodge Hellonen, an active duty Marine who was stationed in Quantico when he breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as part of a riot to prevent the certification of President Joe Biden’s election, was on Monday sentenced to four years of probation and 279 hours of community service.–Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The state budget amendments passed last week included $35 million for the planned Shenandoah Rail Trail, a multi-use trail that will pass through nine Virginia towns, from Broadway to Front Royal.–Daily News-Record

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