Month: September 2020

As debts pile up, Virginians can turn to new online bankruptcy resource

September 27, 2020

Bankers, market watchers and bankruptcy experts agree that America needs to brace itself for a tidal wave of bankruptcies flowing from COVID-19-related job losses, and yet filing for bankruptcy too early, or filing the wrong type of bankruptcy, can be devastating. Fortunately, Virginians have a new online tool for determining whether personal bankruptcy is the […]

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Mayoral candidates battle, bicker and brag over their plans

September 25, 2020

(CNS) – The five Richmond mayoral candidates battled over the removal of Confederate statues, COVID-19 concerns and other issues during an in-person debate that was live-streamed Thursday night from Virginia Union University. The debate was moderated by former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder and ABC 8News anchor Juan Conde. The moderators and candidates did not wear […]

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GRTC operator succumbs to COVID-19

September 24, 2020

GRTC is reporting that was it was notified late last night of the death of a bus operator who died from complications caused by the virus COVID-19. John Thrower, 49, was admitted to a local hospital on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 23. Thrower, who was diabetic, had been with GRTC since Jan. 5, […]

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VADOC, VDH, CDC work to manage COVID-19 outbreak at Deerfield 

September 24, 2020

Weekly testing of infirmary and assisted living staff began in response to a recently added VDH testing requirement for nursing homes.

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Va. Senate panel votes to keep public hearing rules for Confederate statue removals

September 23, 2020

By Graham Moomaw (VM) – A proposal to eliminate the legal hoops Virginia cities and counties have to go through before taking down Confederate monuments failed in a state Senate committee Tuesday after several Democratic legislators said they were uncomfortable rewriting the law to make public hearings optional. The bill, which had already passed the […]

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Shuttles to new city office of the general registrar

September 22, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, GRTC is offering riders a shuttle service to reach the new city of Richmond’s Office of the General Registrar, which was recently relocated to a larger facility with more room to observe social distancing for in-person absentee voting. Pre-election day services are available through Oct. 31 at the new building at […]

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Clinical trial will examine outcomes of patients with COVID-19 & cancer

September 22, 2020

By Blake Belden A nationwide clinical trial funded by the National Cancer Institute and now open at VCU Massey Cancer Center will examine the short- and long-term outcomes of patients with COVID-19 and cancer to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the impacts of infection. The “COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study” will include a national […]

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VCU votes to de-commemorate buildings named for Confederates

September 22, 2020

By Mike Porter Virginia Commonwealth University’s Board of Visitors last week approved three resolutions that de-commemorate several buildings on campus named for members of the Confederacy, name a School of the Arts building after a former dean and allow the Department of African American Studies to rename its academic building. The historic vote follows an […]

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Collapsing inmates, cold hot dogs and one nurse: quarantine in a Virginia prison

September 21, 2020

By Ned Oliver (VM) -It was early July and Virginia prison officials thought they had the coronavirus pandemic pretty well under control. Gov. Ralph Northam’s secretary of public safety, Brian Moran, told lawmakers that they were down to 16 active cases among 28,000 inmates — a result, he said, of extensive prevention measures undertaken by […]

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Va. politicians react to death of Justice RBG, political battle over filling her seat

September 19, 2020

(VM) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the longest-serving member of the court’s liberal minority, died Friday night after a struggle with pancreatic cancer, touching off both tributes and a war of words about filling her seat in a fraught election year. She was 87. Virginia sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both […]

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