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  • Virginia General Assembly Considers Legalizing Marijuana

    01/20/2021 9:27:53 AM PST · by NobleFree · 57 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | January 19, 2021 | Drew Wilder
    A bill that would legalize recreational adult use of marijuana was presented and discussed in a Virginia General Assembly subcommittee Tuesday morning. If the bill passes, recreational marijuana could be legal in the commonwealth in two years. "The prohibition of cannabis in the commonwealth and in our country has failed, and with this bill is a step forward in recognizing that in a responsible way," said state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D), who sponsors the bill. The bill would legalize possession and use for anyone 21 and older and allow people to grow up to two mature marijuana plants at home...
  • A Severely Compromised Senator Mark Warner is About To Become Chairman of The Senate Intelligence Committe

    01/19/2021 8:36:08 AM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is about to become the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), and regardless of his current disposition the deepest part of the deep state will have full blackmail control over every aspect of his activity. To understand just how severely compromised Senator Warner is it becomes necessary to review why, when and how his corrupt legislative engagements with the intelligence apparatus took place. Keep in mind all dates connect. All dates are important. “You’ve got Bill Priestap on Feb. 15th, 2018, with four other people from the FBI briefing this Senate Intel Committee,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,January 18-22,2021,WABC AM

    01/18/2021 2:38:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 18, 2021 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening And WELCOME To The Mark Levin Show!
  • Virginia Man Arrested at Inauguration Checkpoint With Unauthorized Credential, Gun: Police

    01/16/2021 2:32:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    NBC4 ^ | 1-16-21 | Sophia Barnes
    A Virginia man who showed police an unauthorized inauguration credential at a checkpoint along the perimeter securing downtown Washington, D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day was arrested after a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his vehicle, police said. Wesley Allen Beeler, of Front Royal, pulled up to a security checkpoint at North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest about 6:30 p.m. Friday in a white Ford 150 truck with Virginia tags and gun-related decals, according to U.S. Capitol Police records. The truck Beeler was driving was decorated with firearm decals, including ones that said "Assault Life"...
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ‘Schools Need to Be Open’

    01/15/2021 12:28:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) released new coronavirus guidance Thursday, as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches, insisting “schools need to be open.” State agencies are now prioritizing in-person instruction, reported, after months of the Trump administration urging states to reopen schools.
  • VCDL Lobby Day January 18, 2021 - Stand With Us Against the Tyranny of Gun Control!

    01/15/2021 8:15:01 AM PST · by Alright2BRight · 10 replies
    What is Lobby Day? VCDL has been holding Lobby Day since 2002 and it has always been on Martin Luther King Day. This day was chosen because it is in the beginning of the General Assembly Session, many people are off work, street parking is free, and the Delegates and Senators are in their offices. At least normally. This year, with COVID-19, things will be a little different, so we've adapted our plan to work with the current situation. Here are some scenes from previous years. CDL's Lobby Day is a day when normal, everyday Americans go to the Virginia...
  • Virginia Plans For All Public Schools To Allow Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms And Sleepovers

    01/14/2021 11:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2021 | Casey Chalk
    One of the most controversial and reviled of Catholic documents is Pope Pius IX’s 1864 “Syllabus of Errors,” a long list of popular opinions that the Roman pontiff strongly condemned. Placing the document within its proper historical context, Pius XI was concerned by developments in such countries as the United States, where Catholic education was increasingly restricted under what were called “Blaine amendments.” Among the “errors” Pius IX assailed in the document is the belief that “all public institutes intended for instruction… on the education of youth… should be fully subjected to the civil and political power at the pleasure...
  • Virginia GOP delegates who asked Pence to nullify election results stripped of committee assignments

    01/14/2021 10:00:06 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 53 replies
    WRIC ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Amelia Heymann
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Three Republican Virginia delegates have been stripped of their committee assignments after signing a letter last week that asked Vice President Mike Pence to nullify the state’s certified election results. 8News in Richmond learned Tuesday that Del. Mark Cole (R-Fauquier) has been removed from the Privileged and Elections committee, Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudon) was removed from the Transportation committee and Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Lexington) was removed from the Courts of Justice committee. On Jan. 5, Del. LaRock , Del. Cole and Del. Campbell co-signed a letter requesting “a stay of any designation of Presidential Electors from...
  • Gov. Northam extends National Guard deployment, wants Trump out of office

    01/12/2021 3:11:59 PM PST · by ghost.of.patton · 17 replies ^ | 1/6/2021 | Pat Thomas
    RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) UPDATE: In an update Thursday afternoon, Governor Ralph Northam said he was extending the deployment of the Virginia National Guard through at least January 20, President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. -snip- EARLIER: Governor Ralph Northam has issued a State of Emergency in Virginia to allow the state to respond to requests for assistance from Washington, DC, after violent protests there Wednesday. The governor has also declared a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Alexandria and Arlington.
  • Richmond judge Cavedo and former Senate candidate Gade settle defamation suit; Gade retracts statements

    01/07/2021 11:06:16 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 2 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 1//7/2021 | Andrew Cain
    Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo and former GOP U.S. Senate candidate Daniel Gade have reached a settlement in Cavedo's defamation suit over Gade's assertion in a debate with Sen. Mark Warner that Cavedo was a "racist judge." Gade has retracted the statements he made about Cavedo during a debate with Warner at Norfolk State University. “During the second of our three debates, I criticized Mark Warner for appointing Judge Bradley Cavedo to the bench in 2002," Gade said in a statement. "In this exchange, I attacked Judge Cavedo based on incorrect information. I retract my statements about Judge Cavedo,...
  • RPV Clutching Pearls instead of fighting fraud

    01/06/2021 4:27:10 PM PST · by nvcdl · 34 replies
    The Republican Party of Virginia clutching pearls over todays events. Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement in response to the events on Capitol Hill today: “Today, the American people witnessed unspeakable, disturbing, and horrifying acts of violence at the seat of national government of the greatest nation the world has ever known. “As chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, I condemn in the strongest possible terms those who have today employed violence, breached the security of our nation’s Capitol, and defied our law enforcement heroes and others in positions of authority....
  • 29-year-old Pulaski Man Reported Missing <Eric Hall>

    01/05/2021 4:05:43 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 29 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | 01/02/2021 | Courtesy Pulaski Police Department
    Eric Jackson Hall, 29 of Pulaski, was reported missing after his family had not heard from him since December 29. He has health issues, adding to the family’s concern, according to police. Hall stands 5' 8", weighs 135 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last reported seen wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a denim jacket with a faux fur collar. He goes by the alias “Gamma,” according to the Pulaski Police Department. He has health issues, adding to the family’s concern. His mother reported that he sometimes says his name is Gamma. If he sounds like he...
  • Former Miss Virginia declared dead from COVID-19 reportedly comes ‘back to life’

    01/04/2021 7:22:50 PM PST · by frogjerk · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kate Sheehy
    A former Miss Virginia who was declared dead from COVID-19 came back to life, reports say. Barbara Guthrie Lay, who was Miss Virginia 1958, had been taken to a hospital in Georgia by her husband Dec. 20 because she developed trouble breathing after contracting the coronavirus, local ABC-TV affiliate WSET said.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST, January 4-8,2021,WABC AM

    01/04/2021 3:07:39 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 4, 2021 | Mark Levin
  • Virginia state senator dies from COVID-19 complications

    01/02/2021 1:19:13 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 59 replies
    NBC12 ^ | 1.1.2021 | NBC12 Newsroom
    RUSSELL Co., Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Senator Augustus Benton (Ben) Chafin, Jr. died of COVID-19 complications on New Year’s Day. “The family of Senator Chafin thank the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for its vigorous care and heartfelt support during his two weeks of medical services there,” a release said. Chafin (R-District 38) first served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and was elected to the state senate in 2014. “He had a distinguished legislative record and a very high rate of passed legislation. He advocated jobs in his district, particularly in the coalfields where the decline...
  • Virginia privilege cards help noncitizen drivers, but could invite scrutiny

    12/26/2020 4:51:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | Dec 26, 2020
    Virginia’s new driver privilege cards for noncitizens bring a mix of relief and anxiety to advocates of immigrants rights. Immigrants that have entered the U.S. unlawfully can apply for these cards starting Jan. 1, 2021, according to Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. For years activists have been pushing for the permit, arguing it was a matter of public safety, according to WTOP news partner NBC Washington. The first General Assembly controlled by Democrats in a generation passed the legislation back in March...
  • A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning

    12/26/2020 3:57:15 PM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2020 | Dan Lavin
    LEESBURG, Va. — Jimmy Galligan was in history class last school year when his phone buzzed with a message. Once he clicked on it, he found a three-second video of a white classmate looking into the camera and uttering an anti-Black racial slur. The slur, he said, was regularly hurled in classrooms and hallways throughout his years in the Loudoun County school district. He had brought the issue up to teachers and administrators but, much to his anger and frustration, his complaints had gone nowhere. So he held on to the video, which was sent to him by a friend,...
  • Virginia Democrats' push for assault weapon ban loses momentum

    12/24/2020 10:23:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Dec. 24, 2020 | Audrey Conklin
    Gov. Northam says decision to revisit a gun ban in 2021 would be 'up to the discretion of the legislature'Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and other state Democratic lawmakers have appeared to slow their efforts to ban assault weapons in the state.Virginia's Democrat-controlled Senate last January rejected Northam's bill to ban assault weapons, including some semiautomatic rifles, and voted to take up the matter again in a year.Nearly one year later, Northam, whose term expires in 2022, told WRIC on Monday that he'll leave the decision to revisit a gun ban "up to the discretion of the legislature.""Whatever they do,...
  • I Moved From Locked-Down Virginia To Open Florida, And Faces Came Back To Life

    12/21/2020 8:34:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | Ellie Reynolds
    Here, life has felt incredibly normal. It's also revealed how abnormal the lifestyle I followed in Virginia really was.OCALA, Fla. — Last Sunday I plopped a steaming hashbrown casserole and a bowl of freshly sliced oranges down on one of a row of endless folding tables covered in those flimsy plastic tablecloths you get at the dollar store. The casseroles were outnumbered only by the pans of homemade cinnamon rolls, and the fruit section was meager: it was a good Southern Baptist potluck. Church ladies buzzed around, removing tin foil from tin pans and putting serving spoons in each dish,...
  • Judge won’t try Black man in courtroom with white portraits

    12/22/2020 3:17:01 PM PST · by devane617 · 47 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 12/22/2020 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    A Black defendant’s right to a fair trial would be harmed if the jury heard the case in a courtroom lined with portraits of white jurists, a northern Virginia judge has ruled. The upcoming trial of Terrance Shipp on charges of eluding police will be held in a courtroom that has no portraits on the wall, said Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge David Bernhard. Bernhard noted that his usual courtroom has no portraits. But jury trials that were postponed during the coronavirus pandemics are now being held in larger courtrooms. The walls of those rooms are lined with portraits of...