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Lt Gov. candidate Hala Ayala
OPINION: With Abortion Cases Before SCOTUS, Virginia Must Elect Reproductive Rights Champions to Statewide Offices

The leader of Planned Parenthood in Virginia and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor explain how the Texas abortion ban has real implications in Virginia's Nov. 2 election.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Ettinger: Outdated Laws Like A Face Mask Ban Only Help Those in Power

BLACKSBURG- We need to get our priorities straight and focus on protecting children, Eve argues, rather than enforcing a face mask ban.

Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan at the 2019 Virginia Women's Summit
Ettinger: McClellan’s Criminal Reform Bill a ‘Good Step Forward’

BLACKSBURG-The bill from Sen. McClellan requires courts to allow evidence concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of the offense.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rashid: Why Do We Refuse to Fight Right-Wing Terrorism?

ALEXANDRIA-On January 6, 2021, the US Capitol was attacked for the first time since 1812.

Let's Talk About Mutual Aid
Ettinger: If Washington Won’t Help, It’s Time to Consider Mutual Aid

ROANOKE-We are watching a failed rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, and $600 stimulus checks are hitting our bank accounts.