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Va. News: Newport News food forest, Price Edward County seal


Prince Edward County has revised its official seal to recognize a landmark event in its history. And, a neighborhood in Newport News will soon have a food forest open to the entire community. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. news link. More […]


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Some background on Virginia’s 4th Congressional district


The death of Congressman Donald McEachin opens up a seat in the House of Representatives, and voters will choose a replacement in a special election.  Michael Pope has some of the background.


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Should Virginia lower its voting age for local elections? One delegate thinks so


Voters in Virginia could be considering a constitutional amendment allowing 16-year-olds to cast a ballot in local elections. Michael Pope has more on the proposal.


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Pope & Schapiro: McEachin’s legacy and what happens next


Virginia’s political world was shaken by the sudden death of Congressman Donald McEachin this week. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope discuss McEachin’s legacy and what might happen next.


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Richmond couple reflects on 20 years leading the fight to memorialize Shockoe Bottom


Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom was once the epicenter of the Virginia slave trade, the second largest site of human trafficking in North America. Experts estimate the majority of Black Americans can trace their ancestry to this spot. Today politicians and local leaders have thrown their support behind a memorial park and museum here. But two decades […]


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State Senator Morrissey says now is the time to ban assault-style weapons


The two recent mass shootings in Virginia are re-energizing the debate over preventing gun violence. And as Michael Pope reports, that’s once again raising talk about banning assault-style weapons.


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“It’s a huge loss,” remembrances pour in for Congressman Donald McEachin


Friends and colleagues of the late Richmond-area Congressman Donald McEachin are mourning the loss of their friend and reflecting on his legacy. Michael Pope reports.


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UVA, Chesapeake shootings renew calls for action on gun violence


The latest mass shootings in Virginia are prompting yet another round of soul searching.  And, as Michael Pope reports, they’ve renewed calls for action.


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Full Disclosure Briefing: Food banks face impact of inflation


Food banks often get added attention around holidays.  And they, like all of us, are dealing with the impact of inflation. Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and Craig Wright have more on that.


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Va. News: School community complaints, Tribes reacquire land


Two of Virginia’s indigenous tribes are working to reacquire and preserve more than a thousand acres of their ancestral lands with the help of grant money from the state. And, one of the few U.S. school systems with an ombudsman’s office says community complaints were up in the most recent school year. Those have been […]


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