Local voter guide, plus Virginia Beach gun safety legislation response. Credit: WTJU

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This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Charlotte discusses the June 11 primaries in Charlottesville and Albemarle and what the youngest candidates think they bring to the table. Emily describes the way a national story on U.S. foreign policy is playing out on the edge of Trump Winery. Later in the show, host Nathan Moore talks with Richmond-based journalist Peter Galuszka about the status of gun safety legislation following the mass shooting in Virginia Beach last week.

Emily Hays grew up in Charlottesville and graduated from Yale in 2016. She covered growth, development, and affordable living. Before writing for Charlottesville Tomorrow, she produced a podcast on education and caste in Maharashtra, India.

I was Charlottesville Tomorrow’s government reporter from 2019 to 2022. Thanks for letting me be your resident nerd on how local and state governments serve us. Keep up with me @charlottewords on Twitter. If you haven’t yet, consider subscribing to Charlottesville Tomorrow’s FREE newsletter to get updates from the newsroom on the things you want to know.