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Youngkin’s ‘troubling proposal’ for Loudoun County’s school board and more Va. headlines

By: - May 2, 2022 8:03 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A.E. Dick Howard, the law professor who helped draft the latest version of Virginia’s Constitution, called Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s attempt to force accelerated Loudoun County School Board elections “a troubling proposal.”—Washington Post

• Virginia Rep. Bob Good told supporters he opposed resettling Afghan refugees in the U.S. because they should go to countries “where they would fit in better culturally and religiously and ethnically.”—POLITICO

• Del. Don Scott, a Portsmouth lawmaker looking to become the new Democratic leader in the House of Delegates, says he’d bring a unique perspective to the job as someone who grew up poor, served time for a drug charge and became a lawyer at age 50.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was quietly removed from a project seeking to revamp Richmond’s Monument Avenue after the removal of its Confederate statues.—WTVR

• The Catholic Diocese of Arlington filed a lawsuit against the city of Alexandria challenging a planned affordable housing development.—Washington Post

• A lawyer for the father of a missing 4-year-old is accusing Hampton officials of “scapegoating” the boy’s family.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia isn’t getting as much tax money from sports betting as it could because the state allowed betting platforms to write off promotional expenses like free bets for customers.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Roanoke jury awarded a former Appalachian Power lineman $2.3 million after he claimed in a lawsuit he had been fired for raising complaints about worker safety protocols.—Roanoke Times

• There are 50,000 fewer community college students in Virginia than there were a decade ago. A new free-tuition program is one of several ways officials hope to reverse that trend.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Two men were shot near a youth football game at a middle school in Prince William County.—Washington Post

• “Can Liberty University be saved?”—The New Yorker

• A 61-year-old North Carolina man is embarking on a solo rowing trip from Virginia Beach to France.—Virginian-Pilot

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