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VDOE: ‘glaring deficiencies’ in history standards and more Va. headlines

By: - August 17, 2022 7:55 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin is going to Michigan this month to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon.—WJLA

• Youngkin doubled down on his recent criticism of the Department of Justice, saying “there’s been a lot of lost faith in the DOJ.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Youngkin’s education department wants to delay revisions to history and social science standards due to “glaring deficiencies” in a 400-page draft document.—VPM

• Nearly 80 people say their signatures were forged on candidacy petitions filed as part of a Suffolk City Council campaign that needed 125 signatures.—WTKR

• Norfolk’s plan to close downtown businesses at midnight to curb shootings is picking up steam, but could face legal challenges.—Virginian-Pilot

• Richmond’s police chief is still struggling to explain why he said Dogwood Dell was the target of a foiled mass shooting plot after prosecutors said they had no evidence backing that claim.—Richmond Times-Dispatch, WTVR

• A Roanoke racial justice group is planning to put up markers at lynching sites. “There are thousands of people that live in this city that are not aware that two Black men have been lynched in Roanoke.”—Roanoke Times

• “A member of the Woodstock Fire Department has been charged with setting an abandoned building on fire.”—Winchester Star

• Virginia breweries are pushing for a change in state law that would let them distribute their own products instead of needing a middleman to get their drinks into stores and restaurants.—Richmond BizSense

• Several Southwest Virginia localities are getting more than $50,000 in tax revenues from the first month of operations at Bristol’s new casino.—Bristol Herald Courier

• Biologists and citizen volunteers are fighting back against an invasive type of water chestnut found in Northern Virginia waters.—WTOP

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