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March 24, 2018 March for Our Lives By Sheila Fitzgerald
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Friday, April 9

Virginia expects a Johnson & Johnson shortage next week, Biden announces gun safety proposals, and the American Rescue Plan to support the houseless.

Marijuana possession will be legal in Virginia in July
Virginia’s General Assembly Legalized Marijuana. What Does The Law Say?

Personal possession and cultivation of marijuana will be legal in Virginia starting July 1, after the General Assembly voted to pass amendments to this year’s marijuana legalization bill.

Marijuana legalization needs to be equitable, activists say
Activists Want Equitable Marijuana Legalization Without Youth Criminalization

RICHMOND – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced several amendments to marijuana legalization legislation in the Commonwealth Wednesday, including an amendment to legalize marijuana possession this July. Advocacy groups are praising the governor’s accelerated timeline for legalization, but say that the measures he’s proposing still don’t go far enough towards addressing the harms of criminalization. Their...

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

(left to right) Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy and moderator Lashrecse Aird
Democrats Talk Housing, Unions and Education in Candidate Forum

RICHMOND - Virginia needs to do a lot of work to fix its housing crisis. All five Democratic candidates in the governor's race agree with that. However, their approach to handle it differs dramatically

Virginia's houseless population is growing
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Wednesday, March 24

RICHMOND-Houseless rates are up, a whistleblower is fired and Northam signs an executive order to reduce plastic pollution.

Jennifer McClellan Rolls Out Economic Plan in Richmond
Jennifer McClellan Rolls Out Her Economic Plan. Here’s What It Looks Like

RICHMOND-Gubernatorial candidate and state senator Jennifer McClellan unveiled her proposed economic plan Sunday in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.