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DMV hire cancelled after Indiana controversy and more Va. headlines


DMV hire cancelled after Indiana controversy and more Va. headlines

May 11, 2022 | 7:57 am ET
By Staff Report
DMV hire cancelled after Indiana controversy and more Va. headlines
The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
  • An Indiana official who was in line to be Virginia’s next DMV commissioner had his job offer rescinded by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration after the Indianapolis Star published a story on the official’s “history of allegedly inappropriate behavior.”—IndyStar
  • Youngkin is under fire from some right-wing commentators for not taking more forceful action against abortion rights protesters who gathered outside the Northern Virginia home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.—Washington Post
  • A bullet was found in the Richmond office of Attorney General Jason Miyares, but officials said there’s no indication the office was targeted.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • The Hanover County School Board is considering clamping down on student protests and walkouts.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • The city of Richmond is donating its last remaining Confederate statue to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.—WRIC
  • An attorney for the Loudoun County School Board briefed officials on the type of records the office of Attorney General Jason Miyares is seeking in its politically charged investigation into how the division handled sexual assaults.—WTOP
  • A sailor has died after a military helicopter’s “hard landing” in Virginia Beach last week.—Virginian-Pilot
  • A new VCU Health report says the loss of taste and smell is becoming a less common COVID-19 symptom as the virus has mutated.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Workers at a Target store in Christiansburg are trying to unionize.—New Republic
  • Two houses in the Rodanthe area of the Outer Banks collapsed into the ocean on the same day.—Virginian-Pilot
  • A 3D-printed house project in Pulaski is being hyped as the biggest in the world.—Cardinal News
  • A Virginia fisherman tied a world record by catching a massive fallfish, a minnow species, in the Cowpasture River.—Outdoor Life