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Wastewater, Runoff from Stormwater, Agriculture Slow Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Virginians are heading to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for a break from the COVID-19 pandemic – fishing, kayaking, and swimming. Throughout the summer pollution closes access to some of those waters. 31 more words

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COVID-19 Prompting At Least One State Lawmaker to Rethink License Ceremonies

The pandemic has upended many aspects of day to day life, including teenagers who get their first driver’s license. And as Michael Pope tells us, lawmakers are considering upending a long-standing tradition. 7 more words

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Susan Bro Reflects on Progress Since Her Daughter's Death

As the nation marks the third anniversary of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the mother of a woman killed during Unite the Right is reflecting on small steps forward and work that still needs to be done. 28 more words

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Criminal Justice Reforms: Should Lawmakers Implement a Court Fee Moratorium?

Lawmakers are about to arrive in Richmond to start considering a number of criminal justice reforms. One issue that might be on the agenda is a moratorium on court fines and fees. 8 more words

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Senate Democrats Unveil Policing Reform Proposals Ahead of Special Session

As a special session approaches later this month, Senate Democrats are preparing their proposal to reform police agencies across Virginia. Michael Pope reports.

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Comparing Virginia's Unemployment with Other Localities Across the Country

Unemployment in Virginia is currently at 8.4%. That’s a dramatic increase since the pandemic hit. But, metropolitan areas in Virginia are actually doing significantly better than many other cities across the country. 13 more words

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Balancing the Budget: How Should Virginia Handle Economic Situation Amid the Pandemic?

Lawmakers are headed back to Richmond this month to put together a new budget, one that takes into account the new economic situation presented by the pandemic. 20 more words

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