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10 Virginia Farms Still Offering Strawberry Picking Even as the Season Winds Down

We all know Virginia is known for its beautiful countryside. What better way to experience it up close than by spending some time picking your own strawberries at one of the commonwealth’s many u-pick farms. 

This aerial view shows Hands Across Middlesex Food Pantry volunteers load packed bags of food into vehicles at their drive up food pantry distribution center Tuesday April 28, 2020, in Locust Hill, Va. AP Photo/Steve Helber)
After legislative limbo, $6M in federal funding for Virginia farmers and food banks released

After months of delay, Virginia on Thursday released over $6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to procure food products from local farmers to distribute to food-insecure populations.

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Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg: Virginians Deserve Relief from Sky-high Prescription Drug Costs

By Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg  Hardworking families deserve a legislature that will listen to and prioritize them, not corporate special interests. I’ve been hearing from our community – my coworkers, friends, family, and constituents – and the feedback is clear: Virginians are struggling with the price of prescription medicine, and legislators have a responsibility to do...

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FOIA Friday: What Virginia Officials Withheld or Disclosed: May 12-19, 2023

In this feature, we aim to highlight the frequency with which officials around Virginia are resisting public access to records on issues large and small — and note instances when the release of information under FOIA gave the public insight into how government bodies are operating.

Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, gestures as she delivers a speech on redistricting during the House session at the Capitol, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Could Be Key to Abortion Access in the South. Its Laws Could Hinge on This Democratic Primary

As abortion access continues to dwindle in the South, its future in Virginia is set to loom large in this fall’s legislative elections. But this summer, before the parties duke it out for control of the statehouse, abortion rights advocates are eyeing a key primary that will pit Lashrecse Aird against the last anti-abortion-rights Democrat in Virginia. 

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School Board Candidates Speak Out: What Does Teacher Appreciation Week Mean to You?

Here at Dogwood, we’ve been celebrating teachers all week. As Teacher Appreciation Week draws to a close, here’s what some candidates for Virginia’s local school boards have to say about, well, appreciating teachers.

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Virginia House Member on Turning Teacher Appreciation into Action

This Teacher Appreciation Week, Del. Dan Helmer is choosing to honor and appreciate our educators with action.