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Virginia Oath Keepers’ military ties and more Va. headlines

By: - September 8, 2022 7:55 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Leaked data on the far-right Oath Keepers group shows Virginia has the most members with military ties.—Newsweek

• “A Navy reservist has been indicted in Virginia on charges of possessing unregistered firearms months after authorities in D.C. charged him with breaching the Capitol with the Proud Boys extremist group.”—Washington Post

• Prince William County’s former elections registrar was indicted on corruption charges for alleged offenses that occurred in the fall of 2020. The county’s current registrar said a small number of votes may have been affected, but not enough to change any election outcomes.—Washington Post

• Education policy and fleece vests were the big topics during Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appearance at a Maine fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage.—Portland Press Herald

• Under fire over LePage’s history of racially inflammatory remarks, Youngkin now says he doesn’t agree with the “inarticulate” comments. “He has apologized and has tried to bring people together,” Youngkin said. “Anyone who knows his story knows he loves people.”—WJLA

• Climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act could speed Southwest Virginia’s translation away from coal to clean-energy jobs.—The Guardian

• After scrapping plans to put a temporary casino in Norfolk’s minor league baseball stadium, the casino group now wants to build in a nearby parking lot.—Virginian-Pilot

• The Lynchburg School Board unanimously rejected a proposal to allow collective bargaining for bus drivers and other transportation employees.—News & Advance

• Federal officials approved a stabilization plan for parts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline where wooden supports have deteriorated over time.—Roanoke Times

• The Washington Nationals are helping out a Virginia little leaguer who had a baseball snatched away by a grown man at a recent game.—WUSA9

• The manager of a Manassas country club apologized for making a 9/11-themed food menu with items like First Responder Flatbread, Remember-tinis, and Pentagon Pie.—WJLA

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