By Graham Moomaw, Kate Masters and Rahul Chowdhry Sharma
Gov. Glenn Youngkin applauded Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision abolishing the constitutional right to an abortion and said Virginia Republicans will get to work on legislation “protecting the life of unborn children” by potentially banning most abortions after 15 weeks.
The backlash following a police officer accused of leaving a child alone outside of a mental health hospital in Covington County is shedding new light on what State Senator Creigh Deeds says is the lack of services for people experiencing a mental crisis.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay said Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request for a security perimeter is unnecessary and improper, calling it an infringement on First Amendment protest rights.
The "creator" lines appear to be drawn from a portion of Youngkin’s inaugural speech that was repeated in a later executive order that reshaped the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the governor’s cabinet.
Climate change advocates and some officials warn that flooding due to increased precipitation will cost Virginia billions of dollars and threaten residents’ safety. This is something they warn will get worse unless mitigation efforts receive proper funding – sooner rather than later.
Youngkin’s team says the labor force increased by 19,532 to 4,311,629, the number of unemployed residents decreased by 4,922 to 131,101 while the number of employed residents rose by 24,454 to 4,180,528.
More than a dozen news organizations are accusing Gov. Glenn Youngkin of violating the state’s public records law by refusing to turn over emails sent to a tip line he set up for parents to report “divisive practices” in schools.
The hard work of Delegate Delores McQuinn and Senator Jennifer McClellan pays off as Governor Youngkin has signed legislation extending the reach of the state’s Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund to include cemeteries that were built prior to 1948.