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To curb crashes, Virginia installs more pedestrian beacons

Virginians hope that improved traffic measures, including the pedestrian hybrid beacons, will help to reduce the increased number of traffic crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians that have been ticking up statewide since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dominion seeks to expand rate program designed to shift grid demand

As concerns over the electric grid’s ability to meet those demands increase, Dominion Energy is proposing to expand a program intended to incentivize customers to shift when they use electricity to lessen the load on the grid and cut down on their bills at the same time.

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Biden’s Infrastructure Law to Help Norfolk Reconnect Communities

Funds for Norfolk’s “I-264 Reconnecting Communities” project aim to address the fact that communities of color have been cut off from job centers, educational hubs, food markets, and more.

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Florida Man Who Said He Was Headed to CIA Arrested Near Virginia Preschool with AK-47 Rifle in Car

A Florida man who police say had an AK-47 rifle in his car was arrested outside a northern Virginia preschool after he told officers he was headed to CIA headquarters, police said Wednesday.

FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. A fake image purportedly showing an explosion near the Pentagon has been widely shared on social media, sending a brief shiver through the stock market. But police and fire officials in Arlington, Va., said Monday, May 22, 2023, that the image isn't real and there was no incident at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
FACT FOCUS: Fake Image of Pentagon Explosion Briefly Sends Jitters Through Stock Market

Police and fire officials in Arlington, Virginia, say an image that circulated about the Pentagon under attack is not real and there was no incident at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters across the Potomac from the nation’s capital.

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

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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.