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Charlottesville Police Civilian Oversight Board launches online complaint portal

Earlier this year, the Charlottesville Police Civilian Oversight Board selected Sivil Technologies Inc. as the software company that will provide the online system to receive and process police misconduct complaints for the city.

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New Dominion Bookshop to host Sarah Horowitz in conversation with Jennifer Sessions on Sept. 23

New Dominion will host a book talk and signing with author Sarah Horowitz on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.

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Freedom Food Festival serves up more than $28k to Lexington area non-profits

The second annual Freedom Food Festival held on July 3 in downtown Lexington led to $28,200 in distributions to 14 local non-profit organizations.

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ClineWatch: Cline scaremongers about IRS ‘army’

Congressman Ben Cline has been telling a lot of lies about the Inflation Reduction Act, which congressional Democrats passed last week without a single Republican vote.

Harrisonburg firefighter attains certification as National Passenger Safety Instructor

Master firefighter Chris Daniels has attained certification as a National Passenger Safety Instructor.

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Charlottesville: Advisory on roadwork affecting traffic for week of Aug. 15-19

Vehicular traffic will be flagged during the day on Old Avon as well as East South Street to install new stormwater pipe, sanitary sewer lines and accommodate bridge construction.

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Schedule for week of Aug. 15-19

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.

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Albemarle County authorities recover deceased individual from the Rivanna River

Albemarle County Police and Albemarle County Fire and Rescue responded to a call for a suspected body in the Rivanna River between Riverbend Drive and Free Bridge Saturday morning.

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A child in a mental health crisis was abandoned: You’ll never guess by whom

A child in a mental health crisis was left in a doorway in front of the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents in Staunton early Saturday morning, and police are investigating.

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Staunton woman starts petition to reinstate religious education in schools

In 2014, Staunton School Board decided to halt WRE briefly and six years ago eliminated the program from Staunton Schools over concern for not enough parental decision and the fact that Bessie Weller Elementary was not accredited.

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‘Wokeness’ critic: ‘White privilege’ is used for division at University of Virginia

Is there a way forward for DEI and its anti-“Wokeness” critics to be able to peacefully co-exist at the University of Virginia? I’d like to think so, but, gotta say, it’s not going to be easy.

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Roe v. Wade fallout? Family-planning services eliminated at Waynesboro Health Department

A letter sent to patients at the Waynesboro Health Department on July 1 informed clients that the Central Shenandoah Health District would no longer offer family-planning services effective July 20, 2022.

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Somebody else’s problem: Waynesboro nonprofit tackles sex trafficking in the Valley

The girl, pregnant, didn’t know where she was, just that the men in the box truck had dropped her off at a hospital. She was of no use to them anymore. Sex traffickers don’t make money selling guys on having sex with pregnant teens. She was somebody else’s problem now.

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COVID-19 funding blessing to homeless community, but emergency shelters closing soon

In one area, homelessness, the pandemic was a blessing as far as funds directed to communities to shelter those living in tent cities, their cars, abandoned buildings, or worse.

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Schedule for week of Aug. 15-19

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures in the Lynchburg District. Work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues.