Virginia’s Officials Detail Plans to Help Foster Children Post-Pandemic

COLLINSVILLE-Foster children faced a variety of difficult circumstances during the pandemic. Virginia officials have a plan to help.

Firefighters Associations in Virginia are requesting the right to collectively bargain
Virginia Firefighters Want the Right to Negotiate

RICHMOND-Now that they have the ability to request it, fire departments across Virginia are asking their local governments to grant them collective bargaining rights.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Ettinger: Outdated Laws Like A Face Mask Ban Only Help Those in Power

BLACKSBURG- We need to get our priorities straight and focus on protecting children, Eve argues, rather than enforcing a face mask ban.

A look at the freight station that stood where Orion Anderson was killed in Loudoun County. Photo courtesy of NOVA Parks.
Telling Orion Anderson’s Story: Loudoun NAACP Reflect on Juneteenth

LEESBURG – Every year, Loudoun NAACP President Pastor Michelle Thomas tells the story of Orion Anderson as part of the Juneteenth event.

Medical Debt Wiped Clean: Ballad Health Agrees to Deal With Nonprofit

WISE COUNTY- As of next week, $277,971,455 million worth of medical debt will no longer exist in the Appalachian Highlands.

The Virginia Red Cross Needs Blood. How Do You Donate in a Pandemic?

As more people now venture outside of their homes—be it for the warm weather or celebrating newfound COVID-19 vaccination opportunities—the need will likely increase again.

Where Can You Celebrate Juneteenth in Virginia? Here Are 20 Events.

VIRGINIA BEACH-How do we celebrate? From Thursday through this weekend, there are Juneteenth events going on across Virginia.

Rashid: The Voters Spoke. Now It’s Time for Virginia Democrats to Unite.

STAFFORD-Why should Virginia Democrats stay engaged? Because that's the only way we'll ever see change, columnist Qasim Rashid argues.