VPM Daily Newscast March 30, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Virginia teachers union to provide rescinded state equity guidance
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The Virginia Education Association has announced plans to publish recently rescinded state education equity guidelines on their own website. The advocacy group and union wanted to ensure these resources are still available to educators, parents and students, regardless of state policy changes. Several state education resources are being rescinded as part of the Youngkin administration’s efforts to address what they call “inherently divisive concepts” in public education.
Group working with Hanover Schools labeled a hate group by legal advocates
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
A group called the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF, has been involved in multiple recent lawsuits in Virginia, including one headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. They’ve also been asked to review the equal opportunities policy for Hanover County Public Schools. But the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed ADF an anti-LGBTQ hate group. In a statement to VPM News, ADF disputes the hate group label and says they’re committed to protecting religious freedom and free speech.
Lynch, Harris families continue to ask questions a year after fatal shootings
Reported by WHRO News’ Paul Bibeau
One year ago this month, Donovon Lynch and Deshayla Harris died in shootings at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. In November a grand jury declined to prosecute the officer involved in the shooting. The Lynch family filed a wrongful death suit, which is still in court and his is still calling for a federal investigation.
In Other News:
AG: Costs high, benefits uncertain from Dominion wind proposal – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Dinwiddie-based Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen in a pickle: Mennonite family business shut down for now – The Progress-Index
James Madison’s Montpelier strips power from enslaved descendants group – The Washington-Post
Spill of oleum in Hopewell contained – The Progress-Index
In Case You Missed It:
University of Richmond changing names of six campus buildings linked to slavery, racism – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Breaking down the Wythe debate – VPM
Virginia braces against avian flu after virus detected in Fauquier flock – Virginia Mercury