Month: June 2021

A Pinch of Crack Cocaine Will Earn You Maximum Sentence

June 28, 2021

By: Maria-Paula Possession of cocaine, a banned substance in all states in the USA, is punished differently from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Under Code of Virginia § 54.1-3448  which is Virginia’s law, cocaine, opium, codeine, and oxycodone are listed as Schedule II banned substances. A recent ruling by the US Supreme Court passed that those convicted […]

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SCOTUS upholds payments to athletes

June 22, 2021

(IED) – The Supreme Court on June 21, ruled unanimously that the National Collegiate Athletic Association may not bar modest payments to athletes.The court upheld a 2019 ruling by a federal district court judge, which in turn was endorsed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last year. The rulings all concern the Sherman Act, which […]

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City Breaks Ground on First Phase of New Construction in Southeast Community

June 21, 2021

(NEWPORT NEWS) – On June 15, 2021, the City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) broke ground on the first phase of construction for the city’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI).  The mixed-use development will feature apartments, townhomes and retail space and is a critical element in the revitalization of the city’s Southeast […]

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GRTC continues zero fare for another year

June 15, 2021

GRTC has announced it will remain zero fare through June 30, 2022, as approved by the Board of Directors this week.Using state and dederal COVID relief funding, GRTC has been fare-less to ride local bus, Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit), Express Bus, and CARE/Paratransit vans since March 19, 2020 in response to public health measures and […]

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Adele C. Johnson Fund Launched to Support the BHM

June 5, 2021

By Maria-Paula The family of Adele C. Johnson has set up a fund supporting untold stories to help the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. In respect to the tradition of the Community Foundation pioneer and backing, the mission of the gallery is to save stories that motivate. The organization will take charge […]

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Colorectal Cancer: Screening Age Lowered to 45

June 5, 2021

By Maria-Paula The latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is a significant change in the scope of screening for colorectal cancer. The task force recommends initiating the regular screening for average risk age at 45 from 50 years as this would possibly save more lives through early detection. They also suggest that […]

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With 17 Va. House incumbents being challenged, Tuesday could be a wild primary night

June 5, 2021

By Ned Oliver (VM) – Del. Ibraheem Samirah, D-Fairfax, pitches himself as one of the most progressive members of the House of Delegates, but in this year’s primary, he’s fending off a challenge from a fellow progressive who says the district could do better. “He has seemed to be an incompetent and ineffective legislator, and […]

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