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Year-round deer hunting bill fails and more Va. headlines

By: - January 19, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• At a packed public meeting in Newport News after a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher, staffers and parents blasted city school officials for allegedly prioritizing appearances over safety and discipline. “We have failed our students under the guise of grace,” said one teacher. “This grace has turned into enabling.”—Washington PostAssociated Press

• A bill that would have allowed year-round deer hunting in Virginia failed in a House of Delegates subcommittee.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin is pushing a bill requiring school districts to notify students about National Merit Scholarship awards after several Northern Virginia schools acknowledged delays in the notification process.—Associated Press

• Democrat Aaron Rouse of Virginia Beach was officially sworn in to the Virginia Senate Wednesday, giving Democrats a 22-18 majority in the chamber.—WRIC

• A Virginia woman who served in World War II celebrated her 103rd birthday with crab cakes and beer.—Washington Post

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