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Northam Declares a State of Emergency in Virginia

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of today’s Virginia news coming right up. But First… Over 200 people were reportedly arrested by the Richmond Police Department last night, the majority for curfew violations. The city of Richmond’s curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. —WRIC Five Things You Need to...

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Updated: Here Is a List of the Counties Hit Hardest in Virginia

There are currently 45,398 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state according to the Virginia Department of Health. This is an increase of 791 since Sunday and 2,865 new cases since Friday. According to the VDH, there are currently 4,694 people who have been hospitalized and 1,392 people who have died due to the virus....

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Virginia’s Coronavirus Cases Reach Over 42,000

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of Virginia news coming right up. But First… Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd has been charged with 3rd degree murder. Former officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter. The killing sparked days-long protests nationally. — Dogwood...

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Virginia College Fall 2020: Your Guide To Reopening Amid Coronavirus

UPDATE: University of Virginia: UVA plans to reopen their campus for the 2020 fall semester as planned on August 25. Assuming that state and federal public guidelines allow, students will be allowed back on school grounds and in-person classes will be held.  However, some classes will be held online in respect to students who cannot...

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Northam Announces All Virginia Beaches to Reopen on Friday

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of today’s Virginia news coming right up. But First… While drinking at home may not have been good for our livers or waistlines, it may have improved the state’s treasury. Despite Virginia’s budget shortfall due to the pandemic impacting tax revenue, excise taxes collected...

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Mass Evictions Are Coming If Freeze Isn’t Extended, Advocacy Group Warns

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to issue an executive action to temporarily freeze evictions again in the state.  As most of Virginia begins the first phase of reopening, courts are starting to resume hearing non-essential cases. This means that hundreds of eviction cases are being picked up, raising concern...

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Del. Carrol Foy Wants to be Virginia’s First Black, Female Governor

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of Virginia news coming right up. But First… Virginia Beach has canceled the July Fourth fireworks in two locations in order to keep residents safe and comply with social distancing orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — WTOP Five Things You Need to Know Today...