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Northam’s Rent Relief Program Could Help—and Fail—Virginians

Advocacy groups warn that because it's up to judges to determine whether to delay eviction cases, the program may not solve Virginia’s eviction issue.

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Virginia’s Eviction Freeze Ends Sunday, With No Details on Rent Relief Program Yet

Earlier this month Gov. Ralph Northam extended Virginia’s moratorium on evictions until this Sunday, June 28, saying that “access to safe and stable housing is critically important.” But as the day approaches, the thousands of Virginians facing housing insecurity during the pandemic are still waiting on details of a rent relief program the governor announced....

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Your Guide to Virginia’s Elections This Tuesday

UPDATE (6/23): Today marks Virginia’s primary for several congressional seats, including a now competitive race in Virginia’s 5th District. See all of the candidates and if your congressional district has a primary here. (Don’t know what U.S. House district you live in? Check here.) Polling Locations Polling locations in the state are open from 6...

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A Shipwreck Just Washed Ashore — And Legend Says It Was Sacked By A Pirate

This otherwise quiet Lake Michigan beach is now the site of a 250-year-old shipwreck and a Michigan mystery.

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Virginia’s Oldest Living Person Turns 112 Years Old Today

Danville's Avicia Thorpe was born in 1908 and has chronicled her life story in a series of poems that her great niece published for her as a gift.

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Wine Bottles as Weights? Fitness Studio Finds Virtual Workouts Are Popular.

This is part two in a series of Q+As with Virginians on how their lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one with a Fairfax restaurant manager here. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hundreds of industries to a grinding halt as communities stay home and practice social distancing to avoid further spread of...

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Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman Says ‘Pump the Brakes’ On Bringing Baseball Back Fast

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and his two homers and seven RBIs last postseason helped the Nationals win their first World Series. With baseball on hold because of the...