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Youngkin discusses post-inauguration priorities and more Virginia headlines

By: - January 3, 2022 8:00 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• In an interview with Virginia Business magazine, Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin discusses his top post-inauguration priorities, his relationships with Democrats, the pandemic and the future of legal marijuana.—Virginia Business

• The fate of the Confederate statues that previously stood in Richmond could be decided by a pair of local museums under a tentative deal announced by city and state officials.—Washington Post

• “It’s not soup.” The contents of an 1887 time capsule in the base of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument were recovered in great shape.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Morgan Griffith say they intend to run for their congressional seats again, despite being drawn out of their districts under Virginia’s new redistricting plan.—Washington Post

• Virginia’s emergency room doctors say the scarcity of COVID-19 tests is causing trouble for hospitals.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Officials say they’re monitoring an uptick in virus cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.—Virginian-Pilot

• Outgoing Attorney General Mark Herring is suing the town of Windsor, accusing the local police department of discriminating against Black drivers. Incoming Attorney General Jason Miyares said he plans to review the suit when he takes office this month.—VPM

• After decades of neglect, Virginia leaders say they’re getting serious about repairing or replacing the state’s crumbling public school buildings.—Cardinal News

• A Virginia Beach family asked for a state investigation after their autistic 7-year-old escaped his school and ran in traffic for “several minutes” before school staff found him.—Virginian-Pilot

• A railing collapsed Sunday at the Washington Football Team’s stadium, spilling exuberant Philadelphia Eagles fans onto their star quarterback as he left the field.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Weather forecasts call for a snowy start to 2022 across much of Virginia.—Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times


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