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Homelessness: It’s not a their problem; it’s an our problem

An already critical problem with homelessness in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County is about to become a public emergency in the coming weeks.

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Youngkin swings and misses with DOJ jab in tweet defending Trump

Gov. Glenn Youngkin claimed in a tweet on Tuesday that the Department of Justice had “labeled parents in Loudoun County as terrorists.” Which isn’t true: what Youngkin was referring to was a letter from the National School Boards Association.

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Waynesboro: ‘Now is an ideal time to spark redevelopment in downtown’

A Downtown Waynesboro market and retail study will assist the city and downtown property owners boost the local economy.

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Virginia committing $1B to K-12 school construction

Gov. Glenn Youngkin participated in the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Mecklenburg County Middle School and High School on Friday, and used the occasion to ceremonially sign legislation providing more than $1 billion in school construction funds for K-12 public education.

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Abortion rights, access fueling momentum for Jennifer Lewis in Sixth District race

Democrats have drawn even with Republicans in polling ahead of the 2022 midterms, and Jennifer Lewis, the Democratic congressional nominee in the Sixth District in Virginia, is feeling the energy.

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Kansas rejects abortion ban: Is this a sign of Dobbs backlash that might play in Virginia?

Voters in Kansas, which went for Donald Trump by 15 points in the 2020 election, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to ban abortion.

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Dog foster families are needed in Virginia

Eight-three percent of animals that entered shelters in the United States in 2021 were saved. But 355,000 were euthanized, according to recent data from the Best Friends Animal Society. Half of these animals were euthanized in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Alabama.

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Augusta County Fair orders removal of Confederate flag display

Ken Chandler, a history teacher on staff at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, was invited to the Augusta County Fair this year to educate the public on the American Civil War.

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Local gas prices around $4 a gallon mark: Continuing six-week decline

Virginia gas prices continue to drop, with the average for a gallon of regular unleaded at $4.10 on Tuesday, down 17 cents over the past week and 62 cents over the past month.

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Fun in the sun: Are you practicing online safety while on summer vacation?

While on vacation, the last concern on your mind might be your online safety, but it should be one of your first concerns.