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Youngkin touts tipline for reporting ‘divisive’ concepts in school and more Virginia headlines

By: - January 26, 2022 7:59 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin wants parents to use an email tipline to report “divisive” concepts in schools.—Virginian-Pilot

• In a new magazine profile, former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. self-analyzes his recent fall from power. “Because of my last name, people think I’m a religious person. But I’m not. My goal was to make them realize I am not my dad.”—Vanity Fair

• U.S. Sen. Mark Warner tested positive for COVID-19 with “extremely mild” symptoms.—Associated Press

• Virginia is winding down its virus contact tracing efforts, concluding “it is not possible or fruitful to track every case.”—WSLS

• The political battles over education that shaped Virginia’s governor’s race are playing out again in Florida.—POLITICO

• Amid opposition from prosecutors, Attorney General Jason Miyares is scaling down a proposal to empower his office to prosecute local crimes.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Henrico County property owners are getting a rare real estate tax credit, one county officials believe may be the first of its kind since a state law changed in 2005.—Henrico Citizen

• The owner of a gun a 14-year-old boy allegedly used to kill a 13-year-old girl was found not guilty after authorities accused him of leaving the firearm accessible to a minor.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Montgomery County man is trying to prove his innocence after his accuser in a sexual abuse case recanted the accusation.—Roanoke Times

• A Virginia woman has been accused of stalking Apple CEO Tim Cook—New York Times

• The General Assembly is considering a proposal to “terminate” the town of St. Charles in Southwest Virginia. Part of the problem, according to officials, is that none of the town’s 73 residents have been voting or running for local office.—Cardinal News

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