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ORGANIC FOOD FUELS CAPITOL ASSAULT The “QAnon shaman” (a/k/a Jake Chansley) has personal needs that must be accommodated. Chansley—easily recognized for his massive horns, painted face, and fur pelts—was among those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. According to… Read More ›

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Editors’ Note: This town is about 50 miles from the site of the Tennessee refrigerated morgue trucks noted in our article of 12/7/2020 [https://wp.me/p9wDCF-23E]. COMMONWEALTH’S LARGEST NURSING HOME SEES COVID OUTBREAK In Big Stone Gap, VA, the ladies inside a… Read More ›

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DEFAMED? DEFANGED? FALWELL DROPS DEFAMATION CLAIM Lawyers for Jerry Falwell notified Lynchburg Circuit Court that their client will not pursue his claim the school damaged his reputation by repeating what he labeled as lies about his participation in an extramarital… Read More ›

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I. WANT. MY. NORTHERN. NECK. GINGER. ALE!  Last month Coca-Cola announced it would stop selling about 200 brands by the end of the year, cutting its offerings in half. But fans of Virginia’s own Northern Neck Ginger Ale, one of… Read More ›

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SCHOOL SEGREGATION LONG GONE, RIGHT? RIGHT? According to a new report from VCU and Penn State, school segregation is getting worse in Virginia, not better. And one driving factor is segregation within school districts. The report calls on state leaders… Read More ›

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  VMI FORCED TO FACE RACISM AS EVENTS CASCADE Virginia Military Institute (VMI), founded in 1839 in Lexington, is facing perhaps the most seismic crisis of its existence. In 1996, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the… Read More ›

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MURDEROUS GANG WAR IN PWC Four Prince William County men killed by gunfire in 2019 were the random victims of a local “clique” of the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), who carried out the fatal shootings “to further their… Read More ›

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NOVA CATHOLICS ADDRESS RACISM; TRUMP APPEALS TO THE FAITHFUL The Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which incudes 70 parishes throughout Northern Virginia, has established a 14-member council to advise its Bishop on racism and determine “actionable” ways to right the wrong… Read More ›

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COVID AND DEMOGRAPHICS ALTER POLITICAL DYNAMICS In Virginia, as of 10/02, early in-person voting reached 362,000, while mail ballots numbered 278,710, for a total of 640,710 in the first two weeks of voting. Over 749,000 mail ballot requests remain outstanding…. Read More ›

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DEPRESSION ERA FOOD LINES “The line on Route 10 for the Chesterfield food bank … currently a double wide line that stretches nearly half of a mile.” A striking image of tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disastrous lack… Read More ›