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Youngkin announces transition team and more Virginia headlines

By: - November 11, 2021 8:03 am

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• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin rolled out a transition team that includes four former governors: Republicans Bob McDonnell, Jim Gilmore and George Allen and Democrat L. Douglas Wilder.—Washington Post

• The state elections commissioner said recounts are unlikely to change the outcomes of two tight House of Delegates races in which Republicans narrowly ousted Democratic incumbents.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• School board members in Spotsylvania ordered school libraries to remove “sexually explicit” books from shelves and reading apps. Two board members suggested the materials should be burned. “I think we should throw those books in a fire.”—Free Lance-Star

• “A mysterious group that spent more than $60,000 promoting third-party candidate Princess Blanding in Virginia’s closely contested governor’s race is connected to a longtime GOP operative.”—VPM

• Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are asking the U.S. Department of Education to investigate Liberty University’s handling of sexual assault claims after an investigative report by ProPublica found the school threatened to punish students who reported being raped.—ProPublica

• “Rising seas are engulfing Tangier Island so quickly that most of its remaining residents may be forced to flee the low-lying Chesapeake Bay community during the next decade, according to a bleak new assessment published Nov. 8 in Frontiers of Climate.”—Bay Journal

• The state Freedom of Information Council voted to recommend the legislature pass legislation that would limit the high fees government officials often charge for public records.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Loudoun County pharmacy was barred from distributing COVID-19 vaccines after giving the wrong dose to more than 100 children under 12.—WRC-TV

• Loudoun County leaders voted unanimously to remove “everything involving a Confederate or segregationist figure, symbol or slogan” from anything the county government has control over.—WTOP

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