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Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies (access required)

McLEAN (AP) Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Sept. 27 to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning that morning, students streamed out ...

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State bar seeks volunteers for variety of vacancies (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is seeking volunteers to serve on VSB boards and committees for terms beginning on July 1, 2023. The VSB Disciplinary Board is seeking to fill four lawyer vacancies and a lay member vacancy. Applicants are required ...

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Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) A class-action suit filed on Sept. 21 challenges Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia asserts that when parents challenge school plans ...

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Virginia judge dismisses youth climate change lawsuit (access required)

(AP) A Virginia judge on Sept. 16 dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change and violating their constitutional rights. The lawsuit filed by ...

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VCU reaches settlement with family of hazing victim (access required)

(AP) Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam Oakes also requires ...

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Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies (access required)

(AP) Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has rewritten Virginia’s model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements. The new model policies from the Virginia Department ...

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Sniper denied parole, 20 years after terrorizing D.C. area (access required)

(AP) Virginia has denied parole to convicted sniper killer Lee Boyd Malvo, ruling that he is still a risk to the community two decades after he and his partner terrorized the Washington, D.C., region with a series of random shootings. ...

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Virginia’s Libertarian Party votes to dissolve itself (access required)

(AP) The Libertarian Party of Virginia has voted to dissolve itself amid disagreements with the party’s national direction, but some are questioning whether the vote was legitimate. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the vote was taken during a virtual board meeting on ...

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Rioter who wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt gets jail term (access required)

(AP) A Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an antisemitic “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt over a Nazi-themed shirt was sentenced on Sept. 15 to 75 days of imprisonment. Robert Keith Packer, 57, declined to address U.S. District Judge ...

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Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to change the name of two major highways recognizing Confederate generals. The 9-1 vote Sept. 13 would change the name of Lee Highway in the county to Route 29 and Lee-Jackson ...

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