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RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Only 7% of Virginia’s foster children are placed with relatives, according to a new study — well below the national average of 32%. Advocacy groups are calling on child welfare services to increase efforts to keep children in the home or place them in a family setting.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Drivers in Virginia would face penalties for using a phone behind the wheel under legislation that Gov. Ralph Northam has amended and sent to the General Assembly for approval.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Legislation Requires Dominion Energy to Remove Coal Ash

RICHMOND BEAT: Legislation Requires Dominion Energy to Remove Coal Ash

| March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The legislation seeks to clean up coal ash sites in the city of Chesapeake and in Prince William, Chesterfield and Fluvanna counties.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Kazoos and Chants Drown Out Westboro Church’s Message of Hate

RICHMOND BEAT: Kazoos and Chants Drown Out Westboro Church’s Message of Hate

| March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Randy Blythe of the heavy metal band Lamb of God met the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrators at the Virginia Capitol on Monday with an unlikely weapon: kazoos.

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Lamb of God Frontman Organizes Richmond Rally to Counter Westboro Baptist Church

Lamb of God Frontman Organizes Richmond Rally to Counter Westboro Baptist Church

| March 9, 2019 | 0 Comments | Community

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is organizing a counter-rally in Richmond, Monday, against Westboro Baptists Church, who will be there protesting Gainesville representative Del. Danica Roem (D-13th District).

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Westboro Stunt Backfires: Danica Roem Raises Thousands for 13th District Campaign

Westboro Stunt Backfires: Danica Roem Raises Thousands for 13th District Campaign

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

After the news media announced that the Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest her in Richmond, Del. Danica Roem turned it around raising more than $16K for her reelection campaign.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Westboro Baptist Church Targets Del. Roem for Richmond Protest

RICHMOND BEAT: Westboro Baptist Church Targets Del. Roem for Richmond Protest

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Westboro Baptist Church is planning to visit Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia State Capitol on March 11.

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RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — The General Assembly’s 2019 session was a disappointment for LGBTQ advocates as most legislation on health care, marriage and legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity failed.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Traffic safety advocates are upset by the surprise defeat of legislation that would have prohibited motorists in Virginia from holding their cellphones while driving.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Calls for Lt. Gov. Fairfax to Resign Swell with Second Accuser

RICHMOND BEAT: Calls for Lt. Gov. Fairfax to Resign Swell with Second Accuser

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Democratic leaders called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after a second woman stepped forward Friday and accused him of sexual assault

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