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Aparna Shrivastava, right, takes a photo with her partner Shelby Teeter after President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Signs Respect for Marriage Act, Providing Federal Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

The bill’s signing comes as Democrats and LGBTQ advocates have expressed growing fear over the possibility that the landmark 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges—which legalized gay marriage nationwide—could be overturned following the Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade earlier this year.

Many families and their children come to depend on the free meals as a means of daily sustenance. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Free School Meals: Nutrition Waivers Expire June 30

While the nutrition waivers served their purpose during the height of the pandemic, they are scheduled to expire on June 30. Despite the impending date, many school divisions in Virginia are pressing forward and offering free meals to students while school isn’t in session. 

Investigators search for evidence outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
How To Talk To Your Kids About the Tragedy in Texas

In the wake of the tragic Uvalde, Texas shooting, families across the commonwealth are figuring out how to best talk about the shooting with their children. Feelings of grief, anger, hopelessness, and sadness can overpower and overwhelm even the strongest person, because we are all human.

Many families and their children come to depend on the free meals as a means of daily sustenance. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Would You Turn Away A Hungry Child? School Nutrition Waivers Set To Expire In June

Rep. Abigail Spanberger is trying to extend free school meals for children in Virginia and across the country past the June 30 waiver expiration date of the Keeping School Meals Flexible Act.

Cafeteria worker, Estell Swain, center, loads food packs along with school nurse, Mary Hovermale, left, as cafeteria manager David Anderson, right, distributes meals to students at Fairfield Middle School Wednesday March 18 , 2020, in Richmond due to caronavirus. Henrico county public school system is distributing lunches for low income students. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Feeding The Children: Rep. Abigail Spanberger Calls To Extend Free Meals

Rep. Abigail Spanberger introduced bipartisan legislation through the Keeping School Meals Flexible Act, which would give schools increased flexibility to continue serving meals to students safely and efficiently.

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Quintessentially Virginia: A Taste of the Commonwealth

When you think of foods of Virginia, Brunswick stew, peanut pie, and homemade goods are some of the first ones to come to mind.

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The Infrastructure Money Potentially Coming to Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley

Rep. Jennifer Wexton told us the four things that could particularly help the residents in her district, and why passing the Build Back Better act is still so important.