The Bulletin

White supremacist propaganda incidents and more Va. headlines

By: - July 29, 2022 7:52 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed onto a letter accusing the Biden administration of holding money for school meals hostage to leverage protections for LGBTQ+ students.—WRIC

• “Virginia had the second-highest number of incidents involving white supremacist propaganda in the nation last year. And it has steadily increased in the last few years.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Torrential rains have caused flooding again in Southwest Virginia, as well as in southern West Virginia and Kentucky, where at least eight people have died.—Associated Press, Bristol Herald Courier

• A UVA infectious disease expert said members of high-risk groups “should take monkeypox quite seriously.”—VPM

• Richmond-based cigarette giant Altria has seen its $13 billion investment in Juul drop to less than 5% of its original value as federal regulators prepare to ban the company’s e-cigarettes.—Associated Press

• Norfolk’s mayor, three city council members and several city staffers took a secret trip to Texas this May to see an arena built and operated by a developer who has partnered with Pharrell Williams to pitch a Norfolk arena project.—Virginian-Pilot

• “Dominion Energy has warned it may not be able to serve new data center projects in Ashburn,” leading to delays in the centers coming online.—LoudounNow

• Richmond is studying the possibility of providing universal pre-kindergarten to every three- and four-year-old in the city.—VPM

• Both Salem and Roanoke are giving residents significant rebates on personal property taxes paid for cars in response to national spikes in the valuation of used cars.—Roanoke Times

• A century-old Buchanan County newspaper could close after its Aug. 4 edition if a buyer can’t be found.—Bluefield Daily Telegraph

• Roanoke police are warning parents to monitor children’s use of splatter ball guns like the Gel Blaster Electric SplatRBall after several incidents where they were fired at cars.—Roanoke Times

• The Virginia Aquarium is expecting 14 endangered crocodile eggs to hatch this summer.—WVTF

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