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 2020-12-04 06:42 

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COVID-19 Spikes, A Potential New Relief Package, and New Redistricting Comission Begins to Take Shape: Political Analysis for Friday, December 4. 2020...

Jeff Schapiro from the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins VPM News Director Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics include a rise in coronavirus cases, especially in rural Virginia, Congress seeks to pass a new coronavirus relief package; ...

 2020-12-04 02:42 

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New Virginia Laws Seek To Close ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’...

The near future of in-person schooling is uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Virginia students will return to a system where several penalties for misbehavior have been taken off the table....

 2020-12-04 02:02 

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Bakeries Overcome Challenges to Sell Sweet Treats...

Richmond bakeries are rising to meet obstacles and setbacks produced by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-12-04 00:01 

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Accountability Demanded for August Tear Gassing Inside Jail...

People incarcerated at the Richmond City Jail say they were indiscriminately tear gassed this summer by corrections officers for demanding answers about the jail's COVID-19 outbreak. Now attorneys say they plan to file a federal class-action lawsuit a...

 2020-12-03 19:58 

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Inmates Want Accountability For August Tear Gassing Inside Richmond Jail...

People incarcerated at the Richmond City Jail say they were indiscriminately tear gassed this summer by corrections officers for demanding answers about the jail's COVID-19 outbreak. Now attorneys say they plan to file a federal class-action lawsuit a...

 2020-12-03 18:39 

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Richmond Officials Preparing For COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out...

Richmond health officials released new information Thursday about how they're preparing to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine, which could be available in limited doses in as soon as a few weeks....

 2020-12-03 15:59 

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What Biden Can Do to Secure Our Climate Future | VPM Forum...

When Joe Biden ran for president, he pledged to make climate change a major priority. How will he make good on that promise and what are the consequences if he fails to act? On this week's episode, we discuss climate policy with former California Gove...

 2020-12-02 21:59 

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PolitiFact VA: Are Marijuana Laws Enforced Differently Across Races?...

In his bid to legalize pot in Virginia, Northam said, "People of color and those of not, they use marijuana at the same rate. People of color are three times more likely to get arrested and convicted."...

 2020-12-02 21:18 

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How Daycares Are Dealing With COVID-19 Post Thanksgiving...

With the future of coronavirus uncertain following Thanksgiving, childcare facilities around Richmond are adapting to parents' concerns....

 2020-12-02 20:39 

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Northam Pleads for Caution as COVID-19 Vaccine Nears...

Gov. Ralph Northam struck a somber tone Wednesday as he continued to ask citizens to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Virginia is currently struggling with its worst bout of the virus as case counts and hospitalizations are at p...

 2020-12-02 18:38 

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Democrat in Alleged ‘Revenge Porn’ Case Running For House Seat...

A Chesterfield Democrat who accepted a plea deal in an alleged "revenge porn" case has filed paperwork to run for the House of Delegates....

 2020-12-01 21:58 

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Former Navy Hill Developers Eye Henrico County For New Arena...

The developers behind Richmond's failed Navy Hill project are taking their plans for a new arena to Henrico County....

 2020-12-01 21:58 

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Advocates Call for Permanent Children's Cabinet...

Children's advocates in Virginia are pushing to make the Children's Cabinet a permanent fixture in the state. The cabinet was put together by Gov. Ralph Northam in 2018 to focus on children's issues, but because it was formed by executive orde...

 2020-12-01 20:38 

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Richmond Asks For Residents’ Input on Potential Casino...

Richmond officials want to know what residents want out of a potential casino resort development....

 2020-12-01 15:58 

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Watch Live: President-Elect Biden Introduces Economic Team | NPR...

President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team. The nominees and appointees include former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, whom Biden is nominating to be Secretary of the Treasury, as well as others who have worked ...

 2020-11-30 23:55 

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Chesterfield School District Explains Reasons To Stay Virtual Through January...

The Chesterfield School Board heard the district's reasons on Monday for continuing school virtually until the end of January. But some special education students will still attend classes in-person....

 2020-11-30 23:15 

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Holiday Sales, Dow Hits 30,000, and Potential Biden Tax Policies: Financial Analysis for Monday, November 30, 2020...

Certified financial planner Brian Ford joins VPM contributor Dan Rosenthal for this week's financial analysis. Topics include holiday shopping amid the pandemic, the effects of the Dow hitting 30,000 for the first time, and potential tax changes in th...

 2020-11-30 22:33 

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Virginia Redistricting Committee Begins Accepting Applications...

Virginia voters can now apply to become inaugural members of a redistricting committee that will redraw Virginia's political maps next year....

 2020-11-30 19:51 

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Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft at Virginia University Construction Sites...

Workers are suing two Virginia-based construction companies over allegations of illegal employment practices. An attorney for the workers says their paychecks have been shortchanged by thousands of dollars....

 2020-11-29 13:46 

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Small Businesses Adapting Holiday Sales for Era of COVID-19...

The holiday shopping season can make or break a company's profit margin. But due to Covid-19, many local businesses have had to adapt to a new reality that is hindering sales....

 2020-11-28 22:30 

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Small Businesses Are Adapting To Holiday Sales In Era of Covid-19...

The holiday shopping season can make or break a company's profit margin. But due to Covid-19, many local businesses have had to adapt to a new reality that is hindering sales....

 2020-11-27 13:04 

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Richmond Ballet's Nutcracker Shifts to Streaming...

The Richmond ballet is going digital this year, as COVID-19 restrictions make live performances impossible....

 2020-11-25 20:57 

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Mental Health Resources Available During Holidays...

Mental health experts say it's common for people to experience heightened levels of stress during the holiday season, as the days get colder and shorter and people make travel plans and prepare for complicated family dynamics....

 2020-11-25 20:17 

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Social Service Nonprofits Stretched Thin This Holiday Season...

Food banks and social service organizations were already seeing increased need. Now with the holiday season underway they're in even greater demand....

 2020-11-25 20:12 

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Most Chesterfield Students Returning To All Virtual Lessons...

Starting Monday, Chesterfield County Schools will return to all virtual classrooms for most students--this comes three weeks after the last group of students went back to the buildings....

 2020-11-25 19:37 

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Mattaponi and Pamunkey Tribes Give Tribute to Northam...

The chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indian Tribes met Wednesday with Gov. Ralph Northam to present him with two deer as part of the annual Indian tax tribute ceremony....

 2020-11-25 14:55 

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Unseasonable Warmth Making Pests Less Predictable, More Present...

Average winter temperatures in Richmond have trended up by nearly 4 degrees since 1970, according to government data. That's one sign of many that Virginia's winters are becoming milder....

 2020-11-24 21:55 

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State Diversity Chief Seeks Meaningful Reform at VMI...

Virginia's top diversity officer urged leadership at Virginia Military Institute this week to avoid symbolic actions in their quest to reckon with complaints of racism at the 181-year-old public institution....

 2020-11-24 20:35 

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Ending Benefits, COVID and Banking, and the Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner: Financial Analysis for Monday, November 23, 2020...

Certified financial planner Brian Ford joins VPM contributor Dan Rosenthal for this week's financial analysis. Topics include the end of extended unemployment benefits, the effect of COVID-19 on banking, and the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year....

 2020-11-24 19:58 

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Richmond Police Reform Task Force Issues Final Report...

Richmond's Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety has released its final report with recommendations for incorporating more social services into policing....

 2020-11-23 20:39 

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Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization Should Come With Reparations...

After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that he will push the state to legalize recreational marijuana, one representative is proposing any new revenue be used for reparations to Black and brown communities....

 2020-11-23 18:38 

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PolitiFact VA: Trump Spokesperson Falsely Claims Ballots Counted in Secret...

Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, wrongly told a Richmond radio audience that critical Pennsylvania ballots that helped tip the election to Democrat Joe Biden were secretly counted....

 2020-11-23 18:36 

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Schools Provide Meals for Thanksgiving, Winter Breaks...

Many students rely on their school's cafeteria for food. Because of the pandemic and virtual learning, local districts began providing meals for families to pick up. These services are being adjusted for the holidays....

 2020-11-20 23:09 

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Virginia Lawmakers Could Run for Two Seats At Once...

At least five Democrats and two Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates are running for higher office. But that doesn't mean they're out of a job if they lose....

 2020-11-20 22:29 

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Senate Finance Committee Receives Economic Outlook...

The state Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee convened - some members via Zoom - Thursday for a yearly "retreat" and breakdown of fiscal issues in Virginia....

 2020-11-20 21:49 

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New 'SWAMP’ Index Gives Virginia Low Marks for Ethics Laws...

Virginia politicians face some of the loosest ethics rules in the U.S., according to a new index from nonpartisan group Coalition for Integrity....

 2020-11-20 21:49 

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‘You’re Basically Pulling the Rug Out From Under Us’ - Extended Unemployment Ends...

About 20,000 people in Virginia will lose unemployment benefits after this week....

 2020-11-20 21:09 

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Virginia in the ‘SWAMP’ When It Comes to Ethics Laws...

Virginia politicians face some of the loosest ethics rules in the U.S., according to a new index from nonpartisan group Coalition for Integrity....

 2020-11-20 19:48 

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Richmond’s Chief Elections Official Contracted COVID-19...

Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter says she tested positive on Nov. 9....

 2020-11-20 15:45 

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UR Launches Grant Program for RPS Students...

The University of Richmond is launching a grant program to aid Richmond Public School graduates called the "No Loan Program." Depending on the student's demonstrated financial need, grants could cover the full cost of attendance, which can be ...

 2020-11-20 03:43 

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COVID-19 Surges, Kirk Cox Joins Gubernatorial Race, Northam Supports Marijuana Legalization, and the Passing of Tyler Whitley: Political Analysis for Friday, November 20, 2020...

Jeff Schapiro from the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins VPM News Director Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics include the reinstatement of tougher COVID-19 restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases across Virginia, the debate over vi...

 2020-11-20 01:04 

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Updated: Democrats Call for Ouster of Richmond Elections Chief...

The state and local Democratic parties are calling for the resignation or removal of Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter....

 2020-11-19 20:24 

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Gun Show Organizers Cancel Over Virginia COVID Restrictions...

A Northern Virginia judge blocked a massive indoor gun show from operating at full capacity this weekend. Organizers have now canceled the event....

 2020-11-19 19:43 

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Stoney Continues Call For COVID Caution...

Mayor Levar Stoney continues to plead with Richmonders to take COVID-19 seriously, asking them during a Thursday press conference to make smart decisions as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city....

 2020-11-19 17:03 

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Democrats Call for Ouster of Richmond Elections Chief...

The state and local Democratic parties are calling for the resignation or removal of Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter....

 2020-11-18 22:20 

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Fauci Gives COVID-19 Vaccine, Spread Update at UVA...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave updates on COVID-19 vaccinations and the current state of the pandemic during a virtual lecture hosted by the University of Virginia medical school today....

 2020-11-18 22:18 

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State Board Wraps Up 2020 General Election In Virginia...

The Virginia Board of Elections officially completed the state's vote counting and reviewing process Wednesday, certifying the final results of Virginia's 2020 general election in a unanimous vote....

 2020-11-18 21:38 

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Oregon Hill Neighbors Say Richmond’s New Master Plan Could Be ‘Devastating’...

With the Richmond 300 master plan set for a final vote from City Council next month, representatives of the Oregon Hill neighborhood are pushing back against the measure, which they say could devastate the historic neighborhood....

 2020-11-18 20:58 

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With COVID-19 Continuing to Rise, Northam Reiterates Need for Caution...

Gov. Ralph Northam continued to insist Virginians stay vigilant to slow the spread of COVID-19 at a press conference Wednesday....

 2020-11-18 18:58 

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Watch Live: Virginia Coronavirus Briefings...

The governor will issue a coronavirus briefing - live stream it here....

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