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Eric Burk is a reporter at The Virginia Star and The Star News Network.

Virginia Poison Control Center Director Reports Rise in Delta-8 THC Calls, Including Among Children

The Blue Ridge Poison Control Center is seeing a rise in calls related to THC, including Delta-8 THC exposures among children, Director Christopher Holstege told a...

Speaker of the House Gilbert Reappoints Retired Judge Hupp to Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission

Speaker of the House of Delegates Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) reappointed retired judge Dennis Hupp to a two-year term on the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission...

Miyares Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Decision to Vacate Travel Mask Mandate

Attorney General Jason Miyares joined an amicus brief opposing the Biden administration’s ongoing lawsuit over the CDC’s mask mandate for interstate travel. A district...

Dominion Energy Opens Energy Storage Bank to Accompany Wind, Solar

Dominion Energy is now operating a 12-megawatt bank of three battery systems at its Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County. That’s the largest battery...

Kiggans Criticizes Luria for CHIPS and Science Act Vote While Holding NVIDIA Stock

State Senator Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach) is criticizing her opponent for Congress, Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), for voting in favor of the CHIPS and Science...

Opioid Settlement Payments to Virginians Begin

Most Virginia localities were expected Friday to start receiving their share of the first payment in an opioid settlement, about $4.1 million split across...

Community Violence Top Public Health Concern for Virginia Voters

A Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association poll found that community violence and crime is the top public health concern for Virginia voters. “In the public...

Thunderstorm Wind Damages Ten Helicopters at Norfolk Naval Station

Straight line winds damaged ten helicopters at Norfolk Naval Station on Tuesday, according to Military.com. A National Weather Service meteorologist said storm winds weren’t unusually strong. “Known...
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Youngkin Presents Virginia Values Veterans Certification to Walmart

Governor Glenn Youngkin presented a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification to Walmart on Monday, commemorating national Hire a Veteran Day. “The fabric of the Commonwealth...

Wittman Introduces Bill to Ban Sale of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Oil to China, Iran,...

Amid the Biden administration’s plans to sell historic amounts of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) has introduced the “No Oil for...
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