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6 New Virginia Laws That Take Effect July 1 and How They Affect You

These six laws could have economic implications on the lives of Virginians, boosting their wages, giving them more rights on the job, and a whole lot more.

FILE - Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a union-election watch party Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks has fired one of the workers who helped kick off a unionization effort at the company on Friday, March 31. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
Virginia is Battleground in Baristas’ Organizing Fight

The barista battle for higher wages and better hours has spread to Virginia since a group of employees in Buffalo, New York voted in December 2021 to become the first unionized Starbucks in the nation.

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Virginia Republicans’ Tax Plan Benefits Large Corporations and the Wealthy

The Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates has passed Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s $1 billion tax relief program, a plan that furthers the GOP’s ongoing agenda of giving tax relief to large corporations and the wealthy. Democrats are trying to do the opposite.

Does Virginia’s New Law Legalize Marijuana? Well, Yes and No.

RICHMOND-Yes, the new law took effect July 1 in Virginia. But while it allows possession, the law doesn't fully legalize marijuana use.

Pandemic Plans: Arlington Business Owners Detail How They Stayed Operational

ARLINGTON-Arlington business owners faced difficulty during the pandemic, but circumstances are turning around.

Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Tuesday, April 13

ROANOKE-Petersburg students return to class, a Roanoke company shows little class when dealing with layoffs and we talk about a 38 minute war.

Will Amherst County Allow Marijuana Sales? Voters Will Decide

AMHERST – Now that Virginia’s legalized marijuana, cities and counties have to choose what to allow. Amherst County wants voters to decide.