Saturday, June 6, 2020

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With City Facing COVID-19, Protests, etc., Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney About to Get a...

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Things are never dull in Virginia politics, that's for sure. That certainly includes Richmond right now, where the city has been a focus of...

BREAKING: Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) Appeals to GOP State Central Committee Over Planned June...

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See below and/or click here for a legal petition, by Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) to the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee, "challenging...

Nearly 60 General Assembly Members, AG Mark Herring, Appalachian Voices, Enviro Groups Call for...

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See below for press releases from Del. Jay Jones' office, from Attorney General Mark Herring, and from Appalachian Voices, calling for extensions and/or expansions...

Audio: At Last Night’s NoVA Transportation Commission Meeting, Powerful Statements on Transportation, Equity and...

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At last night's Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) meeting, before the business part of the program began, several members - NVTC Chair Katie Cristol...

With Virginia Primaries and Conventions Coming Up Soon, Which Candidates Are Racking Up Endorsements...

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With Virginia's Democratic and Republican primaries and conventions coming up, starting on June 23, which candidates in competitive primaries/conventions are racking up endorsements and...

Virginia Conservation Community Statements on the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,...

From the Virginia Conservation Network: Over the past week, more than 25 Virginia Conservation Network partners have released statements in the wake of the deaths...

Video: Sen. Mark Warner Says “the thing that is so unsettling…is this president’s constant...

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See below for video of Sen. Mark Warner's comments earlier today, in a call with the media. Among other things, Sen. Warner said: The...

Friday (6/5) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +676 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 48,532), +51 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Friday News: “Revolt of the generals”; “Trump has walled himself off from America’s conversation...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, June 5. The Washington Monument just now, y’all... pic.twitter.com/69axiSpeto — Rex...

Video: When Is a Hawaiian Shirt Just a Hawaiian Shirt? Del. Nick Freitas (R)...

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The line, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," of course is a reference to things that *could be* just what they are -...

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Announces New Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives

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Good stuff from Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano: Watch now: Today's announcement by CA Descano regarding new reforms to his office and our local...

Sen. Dave Marsden: Good News From the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center

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by State Senator Dave Marsden Several weeks ago, I posted a status report on what was happening in the Bon Air facility of the Department...

AG Mark Herring Remarks on Removal of Lee Monument

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From AG Mark Herring: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING REMARKS ON REMOVAL OF LEE MONUMENT RICHMOND (June 4, 2020) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring delivered the following...

Press Release: Governor Northam to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue in Richmond

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From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue in Richmond RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced plans to remove the statue of...

Virginia Democrats praise removal of Confederate monuments in Richmond 

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Virginia Democrats praise removal of Confederate monuments in Richmond  RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar...

Live Video, Highlights: Gov. Ralph Northam Press Conference on Removing the Robert E. Lee...

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See below for live video and highlights from Gov. Ralph Northam’s 11 am (moved today from the usual 2 pm) press briefing on the...

Thursday (6/4) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +951 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 47,856), +73 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Video: 2021 VA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Amanda Chase Rails Against “overt effort here to...

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Following yesterday’s big news that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will be moving to order the removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue from Richmond’s “Monument...

Sen. Mark Warner: “One thing is clear: Barr is unfit for office.”

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From Sen. Mark Warner's campaign: Time and time again, U.S. Attorney General Barr has proven that he is more committed to protecting Trump than protecting...

Thursday News: “James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 4. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Suffers Its Most...

Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Statement on the Removal of the Robert E. Lee Statue 

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From the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus: The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Statement on the Removal of the Robert E. Lee Statue  Richmond, VA – The announcement of plans...

VA GOP Gives Out Annual Award to Those Who Bring “Traditional American Values” to...

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And these folks wonder why they haven't won a statewide election in over a decade, while also losing control of the Virginia House of...

Reactions: Gov. Northam to Order Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue From Richmond’s Monument...

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See below for some reactions to the following news: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic...

New Studies Make Clear Why Virginia Can – and Should – Switch As Quickly...

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With the climate crisis raging, it's indisputable that we need to go all-in on clean energy (wind, solar, energy efficienty) and ditch fossil fuels...

Revisiting My 2003 Piece, “Is America Drifting Towards Fascism?”

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I wrote the following back in 2003, but thought it was worth reposting now, because - frighteningly - much of what the article talks...

Letter From Liberty U. Alumni – African-American Evangelical Pastors, Ministry Leaders, etc. – Rips...

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Check out this petition from "African-American Evangelical pastors, ministry leaders, and former athletes who are alumni of Liberty University," which has now been signed...

Wednesday (6/3) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +666 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 46,905), +114 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Photos, Video from Richmond Tuesday Night

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See below for some photos, video and tweets from Richmond last night. I asked the mayor whether he would support a civilian review board. He...

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) Gets Hammered on His Own FB Page for Commenting, “Something...

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Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) is in a battle for his political survival right now - one of the most endangered House incumbents, with a...

Wednesday News: “In America, Protest Is Patriotic”; “America, We Break It, It’s Gone”; “Trump...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 3. China gutted Hong Kong’s autonomy. Trump’s reaction...
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