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Here Are the Bills Targeting Transgender Virginians That Have Been Introduced This Legislative Session

The past several years have brought an onslaught of anti-transgender legislation across the country, and Virginia is no exception. Here’s a breakdown.

8 Photogenic Virginia Murals to Take Your Picture With

If you’re looking to have your photo taken in front of a captivating work of public art, visit one of these eight murals throughout Virginia. They range from straightforward representations of local history to depictions of abstract societal concepts.

Virginia Senate Dems Advance New Gun Safety Bills in Wake of UVA and Newport News Shootings

Earlier this week, a panel from the Democratic-led Virginia Senate voted to advance legislation related to gun safety, ranging from a bill that would require adults to keep guns safely locked up and away from any children in the household to restrictions on the sale of assault-style weapons, as well as one that would specify in Virginia state law that firearms are banned at public higher education institutions. 

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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

Lawyer Diane Toscano, who represents Abigail Zwerner, the Newport News teacher who was shot by a six-year-old student, reads a statement to media on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Newport News, Va. (Mike Caudill/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Lawyer: Warnings boy had gun ignored before he shot teacher

Concerned staff warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, but the administration "was paralyzed by apathy" and didn't call police, remove the boy from class or lock down the school, the wounded teacher's lawyer said Wednesday.

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21 Books Banned at Madison County High School Library: Did Any of Your Favorites Make The List?

The Madison County School Board recently voted to ban nearly two dozen titles from the local high school library.

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Up to One-third of Rural Virginia Hospitals Are At Risk of Closure. Here’s What Would Help.

With up to one-third of rural hospitals at risk of closure, Dogwood looked into possible reasons and remedies. Here’s what we found.

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.