Virginia Opinion Spotlight

POLL: Did You Notice The Blue Moon On Halloween?

RICHMOND, Va. -- This year has brought a pandemic, major election and now a rare, blue moon on Halloween. A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month and appears every 2.5 years, according to NASA. A full moon occurs on Halloween every 19 years. A Halloween full moon hasn’t appeared in all time zones since 1944, states the Farmer’s Almanac.
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POLL: Will You Be Watching This Forum?

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Representative Abigail Spanberger and Delegate Nick Freitas will be participating in the Seventh Congressional District Forum, which will be hosted by Chamber RVA and VPM. The forum will be televised live starting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 on VPM and streamed online on VPM’s Facebook,...

POLL: Do You Think Virginia Is Doing Enough To Protect Its Residents From Covid-19?

Latest coronavirus headlines from Richmond, Richmond County and across Virginia:. Patients in the intensive care units, however, have remained in the 200s in recent months. VIRGINIA — The number of coronavirus patients on ventilators is at a new low, according to data tracked by the Virginia Department of Health. There are 81 current COVID-19 patients on ventilators, as reported by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association on Monday. VDH has recorded daily numbers of hospitalizations, and patients on ventilators and in the intensive care units since mid-April. April and May had many days with...

POLL: Do You Agree With Robert E. Lee Statue Being Removed?

Today in a courtroom in Richmond, Va., a judge heard arguments to decide the fate of a massive Confederate statue. It depicts General Robert E. Lee. It's 60 feet tall, and it's the only Confederate statue left on Monument Avenue in Richmond. In June, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam ordered it removed. Then came the lawsuits, like the one heard today. Whittney Evans of member station VPM was in that courtroom and joins us now.

POLL: Do You Support The Unofficial Renaming Of The Grounds Of The Robert E. Lee Statue To Marcus-David Peters Circle?

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The grounds of the Robert E. Lee statue, which has been unofficially renamed Marcus-David Peters Circle, were transformed into a birthday celebration of Marcus-David Peters, the 24-year-old Richmond biology teacher who was shot and killed by Richmond Police in 2018 while experiencing a mental health episode on Interstate 95.

POLL: Do You Think The Catholic Church Is Doing Everything They Can To Eradicate Abuse From Their Dioceses?

The announcement comes after the diocese celebrated its bicentennial July 11. “With the celebration of a jubilee year comes another opportunity to work for justice — for acknowledgement of wrongs, reconciliation with those we have wronged, and attempts to repair the hurt we have caused,” Bishop Barry Knestout said in an Oct. 15 letter.

POLL: Do You Think Gade Will Be Reelected?

RICHMOND, Va. -- Taking on a two-term Senate incumbent can be a challenge, particularly, when it comes to raising money. That's certainly the case in Virginia's Senate race this year, where Republican Daniel Gade is challenging Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat. "It's almost a David and Goliath race," CBS 6...

POLL: Are You Surprised That The Virginia Gov. And First Lady Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus?

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam are positive for coronavirus, his office announced Friday morning. The governor’s office said a member of his staff exhibited symptoms Wednesday and subsequently tested positive on Wednesday. The governor and first lady were tested Thursday. Gov. Northam...

POLL: Have You Played The Violin Before?

The Menuhin Competition, in Richmond, Virginia, has this week released a new episode of the ongoing podcast series ‘Making Menuhin – Inside Stories of the World’s Best Young Violinists.’. Making Menuhin, produced by Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 co-host VPM, was created to keep the spirit of the competition alive in...

POLL: Do You Think Richmonders Are Ready For A New Mayor?

With a lot of voting already underway, many Richmonders are confronting the reality that they still don’t know who to vote for Mayor. Sadly, as with the last Mayoral election, the corporate media is trying to paint the election as being between two headline candidates, incumbent Mayor Stoney vs. challenger City Councilperson Gray, and a litmus test on Stoney’s tenure.

POLL: Do You Think The Vdh Is Doing Enough To Help Prevent The Spread Of Covid-19?

The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 135,514 — an increase of 943 from the 134,571 reported Monday. The 135,514 cases consist of 129,259 confirmed cases and 6,255 probable cases. There are 2,839 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia — 2,691 confirmed and 148 probable. That’s an increase of 96 from the 2,743 reported Monday, however the VDH dashboard noted Tuesday that there’s an “existing data backlog” for the death count, and that VDH is working to identify COVID-related deaths using death certificate information.