‘Completely bogus and silly’: Trump spread claims of election fraud debunked by his own legal team

June 14, 2022

Former President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, and boards Air Force One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) BY JACOB FISCHLER Former President Donald Trump planted the seeds for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. […]

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‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of shooting victim urges Congress to act

June 9, 2022

Garnell Whitfield Jr. the son of 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield who was killed during a mass shooting at Tops market speaks during a press conference with attorney Benjamin Crump and members of his extended family by his side on May 16, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. A gunman opened fire at the store on Saturday killing […]

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Va. House Democrats pick Scott as new minority leader

June 7, 2022

Del. Don Scott, D-Portsmouth. BY GRAHAM MOOMAW (VM) – Speaking to reporters after his successful bid to become the new Democratic leader in the Virginia House of Delegates, Del. Don Scott, D-Portsmouth, said he upgraded his TV room during the pandemic so it’d be easy to “go home and relax.” “But there are too many people […]

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After months of wrangling, Virginia has a budget deal. What’s in it?

June 2, 2022

BY: GRAHAM MOOMAW AND SARAH VOGELSONG (VM) – Lawmakers, lobbyists, activists and other Virginia Capitol watchers were scrambling Tuesday to speed-read a 370-page budget deal that was quietly released over a long holiday weekend, the product of months’ worth of secretive negotiations between a select few legislators from the Republican House of Delegates and the Democratic Senate. Gov. […]

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Shootings expose myth of the ‘good guy with a gun’

May 27, 2022

A Texas state trooper stands in front of crosses placed outside of the Robb Elementary School in remembrance of those killed, in in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.(ALLISON DINNER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) By Susan Milligan(USN) – From white-hatted cowboys in movie Westerns to cigarette-smoking, trench-coated fictional private detectives, the gun-packing hero has been celebrated in American […]

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Free bus rides will continue under newly approved GRTC budget

May 25, 2022

By Jack Jacobs (RBiz) – GRTC’s pandemic-born policy of free bus rides will continue in fiscal year 2023. The transit company’s board of directors on Tuesday approved a $64.5 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes funding to continue to cover the costs of bus rides. The authority earmarked $5.5 million in […]

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Virginia bans private funds for election offices after grants from Zuckerberg-allied group

May 24, 2022

BY GRAHAM MOOMAW (VM) – Election offices in Virginia will no longer be able to accept private grant money under a new law passed in response to a $3.7 million infusion local election administrators got in 2020 from a nonprofit funded partly by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The grants from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which says […]

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From embrace to ‘replace’

May 20, 2022

By Susan Milligan(USN) – No one was harder on Republicans’ lack of outreach to minority communities, and the party’s accompanying losses at the polls, than the GOP itself. In a brutally frank self-examination, the party concluded in a 100-page “autopsy” of the 2012 election that it was focusing too much attention on white, Christian, straight […]

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF RICHMOND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

May 20, 2022

CITY OF RICHMOND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Will hold a Public Hearing in the 5th Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA on June 1, 2022, to consider the following under Chapter 30 of the Zoning Code. This meeting will be open to in-person participation. To maximize compliance with public health […]

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Foster kids are getting swept up in Virginia’s mental health crisis

May 20, 2022

BY KATE MASTERS (VM) – At the beginning of April, Gov. Glenn Youngkin made a startling announcement: Over the last year, more than 150 foster children in Virginia had spent at least one night in government offices, hotel rooms or local emergency departments due to a lack of available placement options. The governor convened a task force with an […]

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