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A Virginia Woman in History and a Captain for Life

Virginia Supreme Court Senior Justice William Mims reflects on the pioneering legacy of fellow Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell. “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” (Luke 12:48; New Living Translation)
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Families of Virginians who died in Airbnb to take legal action

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WWBT) - One month after two Virginians died while staying at an Airbnb in Mexico City - their families are taking legal action. WVEC reports best friends Kandace Florence and Jordan Marshall - along with another friend - died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The families are demanding...
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Virginia Student Loan Holders Wait as Biden Relief Plan Stuck in Courts

As President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan remains tied up in the courts, many Virginia student loan holders are still unsure whether they will have some of their debt forgiven. About 12.5 percent of Virginians, which is more than 1.08 million people, owe some money on student loans....
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Vaccine uptake for newest COVID booster slower than the first, Virginia health officials say – The Virginian-Pilot

So far, relatively few people have received the latest free COVID-19 vaccine booster compared to previous boosters, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Kristin Collins, deputy head of the Immunization Division at the VDH Office of Epidemiology, said there could be a number of reasons, including a lack of awareness of new boosters among the constantly updated boosters to stay ahead of the ever-changing virus. In addition, some people Might be waiting to see how effective the new bivalent booster is.
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Veterans host roundtable with lawmakers in Salem

SALEM, Va. (WSET) — On Saturday, American Legion Post 3 hosted a panel of local legislators to discuss issues that are important, not only to Veterans but to all Virginians. It was a candid discussion about issues Virginia voters care about, and whether or not they’d be relevant moving forward. Topics included abortion, taxation, inflation, construction and transportation, veteran exemptions, and more.
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DMV Calls for Organizations to Help Save Lives on Virginia's Roads

RICHMOND - If your organization's passion is making a difference in your community and you want to save lives, consider applying for a highway safety grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Grants allow Virginia-based law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and colleges and universities to implement innovative programs and campaigns aimed at preventing and reducing traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes in Virginia.
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Youngkin to Repeal Northam’s Moronic Vehicle Law

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he is already working to repeal a law that would ban the sale of new gas and diesel-powered cars in Virginia by 2035. Virginia is currently in an agreement to follow California’s...

Virginia student loan holders wait as Biden relief plan stuck in courts

(The Center Square) – As President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan remains tied up in the courts, many Virginia student loan holders are still unsure whether they will have some of their debt forgiven. About 12.5% of Virginians, which is more than 1.08 million people, owe some money on student loans. The average amount of debt per borrower is the fourth highest in the country at more than $39,000 per person, according to the Education Data Initiative. More than 85% of borrowers currently owe...
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Youngkin donates fourth quarter salary to Pathways of Petersburg

Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin present quarterly salary donation to Pathways in Petersburg on November 30, 2022. Official photo by Christian Martinez, Office of the Governor. Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin today announced that they would donate his fourth-quarter salary to Pathways...
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Gas prices continue to drop in the state

Virginians are paying significantly less for gas than several other states across the country, including here in the Valley. According to the latest Triple-A report, Virginia’s average of three-31 puts the Commonwealth among ten-states for the cheapest to fill-up. Fuel prices here have fallen about seven-cents from this time...
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The Dulles Toll Road has another name. Here’s the story behind it.

A recent Metro story on the Dulles Toll Road featured an image of a Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority-issued table summarizing the new toll rates. The table refers to the “Dulles Toll Road (also known as the Omer L. Hirst-Adelard L. Brault Expressway).” This begs a few questions: Who were Hirst and Brault? Why was the road named for them? And who, except perhaps for members of the Hirst and Brault families and a couple of employees of MWAA, know that’s the road’s other name? I’ve lived in the area a long time but have never seen a sign mentioning Hirst or Brault.
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Column: Hospitals’ exploitation of safety programs must stop

Virginians continue to struggle with both mounting health challenges and rising health costs. Vulnerable communities in the commonwealth, including medically underserved communities and communities of color, continue to disproportionately feel the burden. Yet, at the exact moment when many patients and their families are desperate for financial relief, some large hospital systems are exploiting safety net programs designed to help underserved patients to drive up their bottom lines. Increased transparency and accountability in these programs, including the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, are critical to ensure that vulnerable Virginians are receiving the help they need.
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McEachin sets an example for health care — again

Expansion of Virginia’s Medicaid program was hanging in the balance on the floor of the Virginia Senate more than eight years ago when then-Sen. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, made the stakes personal. McEachin, a physically imposing man at 6 feet 5 inches, shared for the first time how his health...