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75% of Detained Immigrants at Virginia Detention Center Have COVID-19

Detained immigrants are begging to be released from detention centers throughout the country as coronavirus cases continue to spread inside the facilities.

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90,000 Virginians Lost Health Insurance in One Month Due to COVID Job Losses

The pandemic led to the largest drop in health insurance coverage in American history

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We Heard Your Questions on Virginia’s Marijuana Policies. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Tackling the future of legal marijuana in Virginia, and more. After a historically progressive session of the General Assembly, several bills passed by Gov. Ralph Northam have finally become law, ranging from updating voting rights to signing the historic Virginia Values Act, which will protect the rights of LGTBQ Virginians.   READ MORE: A List of...

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Home Health Aides Are Being Pushed to the Brink by the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may feel like it is never going away. But for home health aides who have been working overtime with clients during the crisis, they have had to balance the extra demands of a weakened health infrastructure and never getting a paid day off.

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From Forced Vaginal Ultrasounds to Rollbacks: How Virginia’s Abortion Policies Changed in 8 Years

On Wednesday, a new law takes effect in Virginia eradicating restrictions that "were really a successful driver in people not getting abortions," said one activist.

Local hospital officials have reported a spike in COVID-19 cases at the Tyson Foods Inc., poultry processing plant on the Eastern Shore Wednesday April 29, 2020, in Temperanceville, Va. Coronavirus cases among workers at poultry plants on Virginia's Eastern Shore have become an increasing concern for local health officials.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Smithfield, Tysons Said Their Plants Had to Stay Open to Feed America. They Shipped Meat To China Instead.

Tyson’s Virginia plant had over 250 COVID-19 cases. It closed for only three days. In Virginia, meatpacking factories have largely stayed open during the coronavirus pandemic, despite becoming COVID-19 hot spots. An argument for doing that was the security of America’s food supply chain, but new reports indicate the companies continued exporting meat to China...

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States With GOP Govs May See Big Death Spike

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting harder in counties where President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election.