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Va. officials react to Texas school massacre and more headlines

By: - May 25, 2022 8:00 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin ordered flags to be flown at half-staff as he and other Virginia political figures reacted to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex. that left at least 19 children and two adults dead.—WSLS

• In Richmond, schools Superintendent Jason Kamras announced increased security measures.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A state investigation found “irregularities” by the Richmond Electoral Board in 2020 but resulted in no criminal or civil charges.—WRIC

• Some NFL owners say they’d support a suspension of Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, but not an outright ouster, if investigations prove allegations of sexual or financial impropriety.—Washington Post

• Traffic concerns are dominating the discussion about the possibility of a new Commanders stadium off I-95 in Prince William County.—Washington Post

• As he pushed for alternatives to traditional public schools, Youngkin spotlighted a Richmond-area high school called CodeRVA, which focuses on computer science.—WRIC

• An Alexandria City High School student was stabbed to death during a fight near the school “involving dozens of young people.”—WTOP

• A Richmond-based federal appeals court ruled that participating in an insurrection can bar candidates from holding public office, a case inspired by Jan. 6.—Bloomberg Law

• The publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other regional papers owned by Lee Enterprises is retiring.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Portsmouth City Council fired its city manager “during a meeting marred by members cursing and yelling.”—Virginian-Pilot

• “Pandemonium persists in final days of Depp-Heard trial.”—InsideNoVa

• Lost documents from the infamous 1912 shootout at the Carroll County courthouse were found hidden in a drawer at the nearby Wythe County courthouse.—Cardinal News

 

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