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Outside the Novahood

POLICE ACTION HAS EXPENSIVE BACKFIRE State Sen. A Louise Lucas (D) has won a $300,000 settlement from the city of Portsmouth in her suit against its former police chief. Lucas plans to donate the money, which will likely come out… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

1 LIBRARY FINES NO MORE Fairfax County has joined neighbors Alexandria City and Loudoun and Prince William counties in eliminating fines for overdue books and other materials. Experiences in the other jurisdictions has shown a marked increase in the return… Read More ›

State Treatment of Black–and Other–Children

Editors’ Note: This is Chapter 1 of a six-chapter expose by ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit “newsroom” that produces investigative journalism “with moral force.” The treatment of children in Tennessee reported in this article–of whatever race–by state officials is almost unimaginable…. Read More ›

Low Down in Loudoun

2 Loudoun County, Virginia, has been catapulted by media attention to the highest level of recognition in the latest iteration of culture conflagrations. The county has been the focus of both critical race theory clashes and transgender issues. This latter… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

A TRIBE GAMBOLS IN LEESBURG Goats are having their moment. Not only are they great at eating weeds, but they even offer a special form of yoga–goat yoga–balancing on the backs of people working out! On a recent busy Saturday… Read More ›

Police Reform, Reducing Deaths

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, October 6, 2021.    By Charles Blow In a shocking revelation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released provisional data suggesting that between 2019 and 2020, the country had its biggest… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

VA POLICE RANK-AND-FILE SUPPORT BAN ON TICKET QUOTAS The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is working with state lawmakers to draft legislation banning ticket-writing quotas for law enforcement agencies across the state. Virginia State Police, which the PBA says uses the… Read More ›