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The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced Friday that it wants to build a $350 million casino resort in South Richmond, the latest addition to a growing list of potential gaming projects Virginia lawmakers must consider as they weigh bills to legalize gambling.In a news release, the tribe said it is...
The rich may get richer and the poor poorer, as the saying goes, but in a world increasingly altered by climate change, the poor may also be getting hotter — especially if they’re people of color.So finds a study released Monday in Climate journal by Science Museum of Virginia...
CHRISTIANSBURG — Activist and self-identified “raging granny” Glenna “Duff” Benjamin traveled to Montgomery County in September to lock herself to a sideboom pipelayer and block construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline for five hours.On Monday, she returned to face the consequences of her act of non-violent civil disobedience. The...
A state senator says he’ll introduce legislation that would allow tenants to make essential repairs if their landlords won’t and then deduct the cost from their monthly rent.“Too often the landlord has all the power and none is given to the tenant,” said Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin. “What we’re...
By Joyce BarnesWhen my grandson was 15, he got a job as a janitor. He was so excited to have a few dollars in his pocket. When I asked him how much he was making, I found out he was making $10.50 an hour. That’s $2.25 more than I...
CLIFTON FORGE — Alleghany County Sheriff Dale Muterspaugh went on a crusade in 2004, pledging his department’s resources to find the primary victim of a massive vandalism case at the high school. In July, dive teams searching the bottom of Pike Pond found what they were looking for: the...
A new player emerged in Virginia's casino race Tuesday as the federally recognized Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced plans to build a 350-acre casino resort in Southwest Virginia's Washington County, just outside the city of Bristol.The announcement comes one day before the kickoff of the 2020 General Assembly...
There is no joy in Reedville — mighty Omega has struck out.On Thursday U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ordered Virginia’s menhaden fishery, the largest on the East Coast, shut down after Reedville-based Omega Protein exceeded a fishing cap set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.“A moratorium on...
By Jaclyn Barton and Patricia Cason/ Capital News ServiceMartin Wegbreit has known for a long time that Richmond has a problem with evictions, but a 2018 New York Times article brought national attention to the issue. It said the city’s eviction rate was more than 11% — three to four...
You’re driving along when blue strobes begin flashing not too far off your rear bumper and you pull to the side of the road. It’s a busted taillight, maybe expired tags or driving a few miles per hour over the speed limit. “License and registration please.”You know the...