The Bulletin

Virginia higher ed’s plans for lab schools and more state headlines

By: - June 22, 2022 8:09 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond says the central bank’s interest rate hike will curb inflation without “a calamitous decline in activity.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia’s former chief information officer has been hired by the company he recruited “as a vendor for state IT services at the Virginia Information Technology Agency.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• An appointee of Glenn Youngkin to the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board says he’ll rein in his caustic and profane social media posts after a news report drew attention to them this week.—Washington Post

• In a case stemming from the conviction of a Richmond drug dealer, the U.S. Supreme Court “limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun.”—Associated Press

• “According to records requests made by VPM News to all public Virginia colleges and universities in May, 10 of the 15 four-year institutions said they had no records of any plans for lab schools. Two did not respond.”—VPM

• A new variable speed limit system is launching on a 15-mile stretch of I-95.—NBC12

• Only one of the four inmates who walked away from a federal prison site in Hopewell remains at large. The others have surrendered.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Norfolk police killed a suspect they were attempting to arrest after police say he opened fire on officers.—Virginian-Pilot

• Turmoil in Portsmouth’s city government continues. The mayor says he’s taking allegations of criminal conduct by two councilmen to the attorney general’s office after a local magistrate rejected an attempt to file charges.—Virginian-Pilot

• Four years after the launch of its rapid bus system, called the Pulse, Richmond is painting bus lanes red to improve safety.—WTVR

• “The Roanoke County School Board is set to vote on an updated media policy Thursday which would make it harder for librarians to add books to school collections, while also expanding the power of parents to potentially remove them.”—Roanoke Times

• The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for two Virginia Beach boaters who were returning to Hampton from the Azores.—Virginian-Pilot


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