Monday, April 6, 2020

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All the News These Days Apparently Is Bad. Arlington County Board Vice Chair Erik...

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Apparently, we're going through a period where pretty much *all* the news is bad. See below for the latest, from Arlington County Board Vice...

Coronavirus Crisis Causes Arlington County to Slash Budget, Shift Focus on “Essential Services and...

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See below for video and a press release from Arlington County regarding changes to the budget due to the COVID-19 crisis. As you can...

Virginia Uses Genetic Technology to Combat COVID-19

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From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Virginia Uses Genetic Technology to Combat COVID-19 ~ State public health laboratory is one of the first in the nation to do...

With a Framework for Virginia’s Energy Transition in Place, Here’s What Happens Next

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by Ivy Main, cross-posted from Power for the People VA With Democrats in charge, Virginia passed a suite of bills that establish a sturdy framework for a...

People are the Economy

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From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis: People are the Economy The purpose of economic activity is to improve people's lives, making us healthier, happier, and...

New Pipeline Construction is Non-Essential & Endangers Us Now More Than Ever; Protect All...

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By Trish McLawhorn, an immunocompromised mother and essential worker living in a rural area along the Mountain Valley Pipeline route (photo credits: Alan...

3D Printing Coronavirus Emergency Supplies: DC Area Network in Action

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by A Siegel Around the world, institutions and individuals are rising to Coronavirus life-threatening challenges. In the United States, a searing issue are medical supply...

Live Video, Highlights: Gov. Ralph Northam’s Monday (4/6) Virginia COVID-19 Briefing

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See below for live video and highlights from Gov. Ralph Northam's 2 pm press briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Virginia. Gov. Northam says...

Sen. Tim Kaine, Rep. Elaine Luria Respond to Acting Navy Secretary Modly Calling Captain...

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I couldn't agree more with Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) on this: Acting Navy Secretary Modly calling Captain Ccrozier "stupid" is...

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Launches New Online Data Dashboard with Up-To-Date COVID-19 Statistics

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See below for a press release from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), which this morning "launched a new online data dashboard to provide...

Graphics: Brand-New University of Washington Model Run Projects 1,401 Virginia Deaths from COVID-19 by...

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See below for a comparison between the latest model run by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation ("last updated at...

Monday (4/6) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +241 Cases (to 2,878), +66 Hospitalizations (to...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health. So, at this point (4/6), in Virginia we’re at...

Monday News: “COVID-19 Should Make Us Rethink Our Destructive Relationship With the Natural World”;...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise (e.g., COVID-19), for Monday, April 6. Coronavirus live news: Spain deaths...

Virginia’s 7th District GOP Committee Votes to Change Convention Call From 4/25 to “To...

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by Brandon Jarvis After meeting last week and accomplishing nothing of substance in regards to the upcoming nominating convention, Virginia’s 7th District Republican Congressional committee...

Omari Faulkner Ends U.S. Senate Campaign, Leaving Three Other Republican Candidates Vying to Get...

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With the official announcement (see below) by Republican Omari Faulkner that he's ending his 2020 run for the nomination to run against get annihilated...

“The New American Gothic”: Eloping in a Park During a Pandemic, While Wearing Masks...

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Scenes from the coronavirus pandemic...in this case, the "new American Gothic,"  eloping in park while wearing masks and having your guests watch on Zoom....

Virginia Lawmakers Amend Cannabis Laws Anticipating a Safe and Profitable Industry

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by Gina Bradbury, Freelance Journalist  Medical cannabis will finally be available for sale in Virginia. What you need to know about the new laws, how...

Sunday (4/5) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +230 Cases (to 2,637), +41 Hospitalizations (to...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health. So, at this point (4/5), in Virginia we’re at...

Sunday News: “America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.”; “Denial, dysfunction, delays: Tracing...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, April 5. Spain Deaths Slow; Over 1.2 Million Global...

So Much for the “Trump Bump?” “Rally Around the Flag” Phenomenon Happening with Governors,...

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So much for the Trump polling "bump," part of a "rally around the flag" effect that we often see when the nation faces a...

Far-Right Virginia General Assembly Member Wants to Use Coronavirus Crisis to Roll Back Progressive,...

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According to VAPLAN - and to the observations of anyone who's watched him over the years - Del. Dave LaRock (R) is one of...

High School Robotics Teacher Aims to Use 3D Printers to Churn Out 200 Masks...

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This is so cool; great work by Woodbridge (Prince William County, Virginia) Senior High School Robotics teacher Mr. Carlos Castro!

Video: “Not Larry Sabato” Discusses His Possible COVID-19 Infection in Las Vegas in Early...

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In his first-ever Facebook Live chat (see video, below), Ben "Not Larry Sabato" on Thursday night had some interesting things to say about politics...

Saturday (4/4) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +395 Cases (to 2,407), +78 Hospitalizations (to...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health. So, at this point (4/4), in Virginia we’re at...

Saturday News: “Jobs Destroyed Worldwide as Virus Triggers Deep Recession”; “Trump’s Potemkin Recovery”; “Removing...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 4. Captain Crozier was faithful to his duty—both to...

Rep. Connolly Called on White House to Take Pandemic Risks Seriously in May 2018

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by A Siegel As the nation reels from coronavirus impacts, aggravated by the calculated malevolent ignorance and (essentially criminal) negligence of Donald Trump and his...

Trump Fails to Provide Virginia With Critical Medical Supplies

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From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Trump Fails to Provide Virginia With Critical Medical Supplies RICHMOND, VA — New data released by the House of Representatives...

Live Video, Highlights: Gov. Ralph Northam’s Friday (4/3) Virginia COVID-19 Briefing

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See below for video and highlights: Yesterday, approval of public assistance portion of Virginia's request for federal major disaster designation - will provide additional...

Dominion Energy Abandons Gas Infrastructure Plans Due To Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act

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From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN): Dominion Energy Abandons Gas Infrastructure Plans Due To Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act Statement: Dominion’s IRP a “Snowball"...

Sen. Mark Warner Urges DoL to Issue Guidance Allowing States to Swiftly Implement Emergency...

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From Sen. Mark Warner's office: SEN. WARNER URGES DoL TO ISSUE GUIDANCE ALLOWING STATES TO SWIFTLY IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR GIG WORKERS ~ Without federal guidance, may take states weeks to...
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