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PHOTOS: Local teachers unions rally in support of collective bargaining

On Monday, local chapters of the Virginia Education Association, which is a union of teachers and school staff, held a demonstration downtown in support of allowing school and other public employees to engage in collective bargaining. The state recently lifted the ban on such collective bargaining that had been in place for decades. TeacherRally_MK01 TeacherRally_MK02 […]

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PHOTOS: Republican gubernatorial candidate Youngkin rallys in Henrico County, calling campaign a ‘movement’

The Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, and the “Star-Spangled Banner” kicked off a rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Saturday. In front of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market in Henrico County, surrounded by red signs, American flags, and over a thousand supporters, Youngkin took the stage. Following former Republican governor Jim Gilmore and current […]

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PHOTOS: Stars stump for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Richmond and Charlottesville this weekend

On Saturday afternoon, the energy shifted outside of Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Cabell Branch Library as he stepped out on stage. Enthusiastic cheers turned into ecstatic screams. A sea of cellphones sprouted out of the crowd to document his casual stroll across the stage. Flashing a smile to a crowd of over a thousand, former […]

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Restaurant owners hop on board with bill that could make Downtown Mall an open container area

The Downtown Mall is the beating heart of Charlottesville’s social scene and stands as one of the biggest draws to out of town visitors. Making it a designated open container zone could be the solution to a local restaurant industry ravaged by the pandemic. The Alcoholic Beverage Control bill, SB1471, which could allow localities to […]