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

Youngkin Amends Legislation to Protect Religious Expression; Del. Shin Says He Hijacked Her Bill

Delegate Irene Shin (D-Fairfax) called Governor Glenn Youngkin a “wolf in fleece clothing” after he amended her bill to protect people wearing religious items...

Cook Political Report Changes VA-07 to Toss-Up

The Cook Political Report has moved Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, currently held by Representative Abigail Spanberger (D), from Lean D to Toss-Up, expanding the number...

Google Announces More Investment in Its Virginia Facilities, Plans to Be a Lab Schools...

Governor Glenn Youngkin joined Google officials at the company’s location in Reston, Virginia, where Google announced an additional $300 million investment into its Virginia...

Youngkin Wants to Add Two Marijuana Misdemeanors for Possession of More than Two Ounces...

Governor Glenn Youngkin has asked the General Assembly to approve creating two new marijuana misdemeanors: a Class Two misdemeanor for possessing more than two...

Virginia House Finance Committee Sends Gas Tax Holiday Bill to Appropriations Committee

House Finance Committee Republicans advanced Governor Glenn Youngkin’s gas tax holiday bill and killed Democrats’ alternate $50-per-car tax refund proposal on Tuesday. The bill...
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Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Says New Survey Shows Need for Mental Health...

In preliminary results of a mental health survey of first responders released by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP), 21 percent of...

Fairfax Schools Picks New Superintendent in Process that Frustrated Conservatives and Progressives

The Fairfax County Public School Board selected Dr. Michelle Reid to serve as the new superintendent, replacing Dr. Scott Brabrand. “Dr. Reid is focused on...

Pacific Legal Foundation Files Lawsuit to End Right to Retrieve Dog Hunting Law

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is following up a 2021 property rights win in the U.S. Supreme Court with a lawsuit over right-to-retrieve law...

Virginia Gov. Youngkin Launches Task Force to Address Lack of Safe Placements for Foster...

Via The Star News Network: Governor Glenn Youngkin launched the Safe and Sound Task Force to create safe placements for children in foster care, and...
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