Tuesday, June 18, 2024

ICYMI: Passive resistance at W&M, continuing the fight, civilian review boards and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

Civilian review boards with teeth

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates recently passed civilian review board legislation in response to the growing sentiment. The legislation appears to be giving these boards some teeth. READ MORE

Civilian review boards: What advisory groups and local law enforcement think about the proposed legislation

Passive resistance

The letter cited the allegations of the university’s financial mismanagement under former Athletics Director Samantha Huge and by extension, Rowe and Littel’s “watch.” READ MORE

Passive resistance: W&M women’s track demands all teams be reinstated; declines meeting with interim athletics director

Keeping the fire burning

Every Saturday, Felecia Hayes and dozens of other W&M students line the sidewalks of Confusion Corner, the colloquial name for the intersection of Jamestown and Richmond roads, holding up signs protesting police brutality and racism. READ MORE

This W&M student has been leading protests every Saturday for six months. Here’s how she’s doing it

The saga continues at W&M

Some members of the Tribe community have some words for those supporting the university president’s leadership amid the controversy surrounding the cut varsity sports programs. READ MORE

‘Leaders lead and she’s being silent:’ Track team, alumni react to W&M Board of Visitors’ ‘utmost confidence’ statement about Rowe

Masks encouraged, not required

But what does this mandate mean for voters when going to the polls and what sort of safety precautions are in place for Election Day? Here is what local voter registrars had to say on the matter. READ MORE

Governor’s order states masks are required in all public buildings, but what about at local polling centers? Well…

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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