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'No comment' - Virginia Mercury

From the Cardinal News: “As the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection continued its series of public hearings with the bombshell testimony of another witness Tuesday, many of the Republican lawmakers from Virginia who previously supported former President Donald Trump’s push to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election either try to avoid […]

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Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access - Virginia Mercury

Biden repeated pledges to use the federal government to continue abortion access and called for electing more Democrats

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Youngkin appoints Wheeler to head new Office of Regulatory Management - Virginia Mercury

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has tapped former Trump EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to lead a new state office that aims to reduce Virginia regulatory requirements by 25%

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Youngkin administration warns feds new wind areas could hurt commercial fisheries - Virginia Mercury

Youngkin admin says large ocean areas being eyed for offshore wind could cause “millions of dollars of negative impact" to commercial fishing

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New state laws go into effect and more Virginia headlines - Virginia Mercury

• A host of new state laws go into effect today, including a new criminal penalty for marijuana possession and an extension of restaurants’ ability to sell to-go cocktails.—Associated Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post • In response to a request by Gov. Glenn Youngkin, at least 10 state colleges will flatten tuition costs for in-state […]

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Kitten rescue lawsuit fails to save Virginia’s charity poker industry - Virginia Mercury

A judge denied a request to suspend a new law that could mean steep fines for those who continue to operate unlicensed charitable poker rooms

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U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden - Virginia Mercury

SCOTUS finds the EPA lacks authority to broadly regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants in a major blow to executive branch power to curb climate change

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New data show gun-related injuries on the rise in Virginia emergency rooms - Virginia Mercury

Black patients — particularly young Black men — are disproportionately impacted by gun violence, new VDH data show

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Youngkin appoints opponent of admissions changes at TJ to Va. Board of Education - Virginia Mercury

One of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appointees to the Board of Education formed a group to fight admissions changes at Thomas Jefferson High School.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice - Virginia Mercury

Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court after she was sworn in Thursday