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Virginia Reaches 70-Percent

(Richmond)- Seventy-percent of Virginians have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Virginia reached the goal set by President Biden of 70-percent before July 4th. Virginia became the 16th state to reach the goal.

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No New COVID Deaths In MD

(Annapolis)- No new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Maryland. That’s the latest update from the Maryland Department of Health on Sunday. Governor Larry Hogan says that this is the first time since October 18th of last

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Alligator Caught And Killed

(Lusby)- An alligator has been brought down in Southern Maryland.  The-BayNet-dot-com reports that a father and his son captured the reptile over the weekend in Calvert County.  Officials say there have been no reports of any other

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Smithsonian Museum Reopens

(DC)- Another Smithsonian museum will reopen its doors today. The National Museum of Natural History will welcome back guests. Timed-entry passes will be required for everyone, and face masks must be worn while inside. Several other museums

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New Bicycle Laws Begin July 1st

(Richmond)- The way Virginians travel by bicycle, or around them, will change beginning July 1st.  The Virginia General Assembly has passed two new laws in an effort to improve bicycle safety in the state.  This comes after

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VEC Scheduling Appointments With Representatives

(Richmond)- Virginia residents can now schedule appointments to speak with a representative about an unemployment claim. The Virginia Employment Commission has set up an online system for residents to make an appointment for a representative to call

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Virginia Observes Juneteenth

(Richmond)-  For the second year in a row, Virginia will observe Juneteenth by giving state employees the day off. State offices will be closed today as Juneteenth falls on Saturday. Juneteenth, or June 19th, commemorates the end

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Virginia Gas Prices Continue To Rise

(Richmond)- Virginians are paying more at the pump. That’s according to Triple-A who reports the average price for a gallon of gas in Virginia is two-dollars-and-ninety-three-cents. The price is up a penny from last week but down

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Unemployment Insurance Scams

(Annapolis)- State officials are warning Marylanders about an increase of unemployment insurance scams. People have been getting text messages that say their unemployment accounts are under review. The text goes on to tell people to click a

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DC Statehood Bill Heads To Senate

(DC)- Members of the U.S. Senate will meet up next week to discuss D.C. statehood. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will gather on Tuesday morning for the discussion. The bill has passed the

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State Of Emergency Ending Soon

(Richmond)- Virginia’s state of emergency is ending soon. Governor Northam issued the order last year during the height of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is set to end on June 30th. In the meantime, Northam says face

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Radford Requiring Vaccinated Students

(Radford)- Being vaccinated against COVID-19 will be a requirement for students at yet another Virginia school. Radford University has announced the new rule for anyone attending in-person classes and activities. The school says that medical and religious

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Virginia Mall Owner Files For Bankruptcy

(Charlottesville)-   The owner of a prominent mall in Virginia has filed for bankruptcy. Washington Prime Group filed for bankruptcy last week. The group owns the Fashion Square Mall in Charlottesville along with others in Virginia Beach and

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Full House At Lane Stadium This Fall

(Blacksburg)- The Virginia Tech football team will be playing in front of a full crowd this fall at Lane Stadium. The team plans to follow any health guidelines that are in place during that time. The Hokies

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Virginia Aims To Get People Back To Work

(Richmond)- Virginia has launched a new program to get people back to work. It’s called the ‘Return to Earn Grant Program’ and will match payments from certain small businesses to help encourage people to begin working again.

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Gas Prices Rise in VA

(Richmond)-  Gas prices prices continue to rise. According to Triple-A, the average price for a gallon is nearly 20-cents more than this time last month. Meanwhile, Virginians are paying 15-cents less than the average across the country.

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