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Mysterious Misinformation Attack on Republican Governor Candidate Floods Virginia Voters’ Phones

An anonymous text message containing deceptive information about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Pete Snyder was blasted to voters’ phones Friday with less than two months to go until the state’s nominating convention to select a Republican candidate for governor. The message framed Snyder as praising President Joe Biden, pulling out-of-context quotes Snyder made on Fox News…

Virginia: “Ghost Gun” Bill Dead But Three Gun Control Bills Move Forward

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session today. As a result of strong lobbying efforts by NRA and its members, along with other Second Amendment supporters, no legislation was even filed to ban commonly-owned firearms or magazines this session, despite that having been the centerpiece of the 2020 gun ban…

REPORT: 50 Years After High School, Two Former Students Fall In Love

February 01, 2021 5:48 PM ET A 71-year-old retired woman in Richmond, Virginia decided to reach out through Facebook to a man she had known 50 years earlier during high school, sparking a love connection that was decades in the making. Betty Conner had kept tabs on Peter Nickless since their time at Huguenot High…

Former CEO Joins Crowded Race To Replace Gov. Ralph Northam

A former co-CEO of a private equity firm announced he will run in the crowded race for Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s seat, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Glenn Youngkin, who was co-CEO and board member of The Carlyle Group from 1995 until September, said in a video announcing his candidacy that as a political…

Virginia Police Department Collects More than $15,000 in Gift Cards for Foster Kids

A Virginia police department decided to give local foster kids a helping hand this holiday season by donating gift cards for 120 children and young adults. The Prince William Police Department worked together with the Prince William Department of Social Services to get the gift cards out to the foster children, WUSA reported. The police…

Virginia High School Chemistry Teacher Suspended over George Floyd Question on Test

A chemistry teacher in the Arlington Public School district was suspended after she referenced George Floyd in a question on a chemistry test. A screenshot of the test question circulated amongst the community last week, sparking anger from students and parents. According to a local news report, a high school chemistry teacher at the H-B…

FACT CHECK: Did Virginia Election Workers Take Ballots Home On Election Night?

An image shared on Facebook claims Virginia election workers “took the uncounted ballots home with them” on Election Night. “This must be stopped,” the Facebook user remarked. Verdict: False There is no evidence election workers took ballots home on Election Night. A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Elections said ballots “are maintained in a…

‘Will Never Stop Looking’: US Marshals Find 27 Missing Children In 5 Days In...

A five-day federal law enforcement effort called “Operation Find Our Children” recovered 27 missing children throughout Virginia, the Department of Justice announced Friday. U.S. Marshals, special agents, police officers and detectives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the operation with the Virginia Department of Social Services employees, according to the Department…

Democrat Justin Fairfax Is Running For VA Gov. Two Women Have Accused Him Of...

Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax, who has been accused of sexually assaulting two women, formally announced that he is running for governor Saturday. Two women accused Fairfax, who became lieutenant governor in 2017, of sexual assault in February 2019, according to Fox5. Fairfax’s former classmate at Duke University, Meredith Watson, accused him of raping her in…

Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations For All Residents

As Friday's hospitalization numbers across the Sun Belt appear to confirm CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield's assertion that the American COVID-19 outbreak has peaked and is starting to fade, the State of Virginia is setting a new precedent by seriously discussing forcing Virginians to be vaccinated with whatever rushed-to-marked candidate the FDA approves first. During…

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