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Virginia lawmakers punt on bills aimed at limiting partisan election oversight

June 30, 2022

BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Voters cast ballots at Main Street Station in Richmond in 2020. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)(VM) – Despite getting several extra months to negotiate, Virginia lawmakers went home for the summer without a deal on proposals to limit partisan influence in the state’s election bureaucracy. Legislation that would have removed the governor’s power to […]

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Envisionsioning escalated Voices of African-Americans in Broadcast Media

June 23, 2022

By Hazel Trice Edney  (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In the early days of broadcasting, the faces of local television newscasters, reporters and management were almost exclusively White and male.  Although progress in diversity has been made, much work remains to assure that local media teams look like the communities they serve. Advocates for newsroom and media diversity […]

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Bill to boost economic growth in low-income communities

June 17, 2022

~ Bipartisan legislation will create a new tax credit to promote private investment in community lenders ~ WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) in introducing bipartisan legislation to promote lasting economic prosperity in Black, brown and low-income communities. […]

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‘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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