In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) says unemployment benefits are being paid out to Virginians who did not exhaust their weeks in 2020 through the CARES Act benefit programs, but there is still delay for other Virginians hoping to file future claims.
The names of enslaved people who were owned by UVA and its professors are engraved on the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. When the memorial was first erected, some members of Myra Anderson’s family weren’t included, so she went to work on getting them added.
The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, and would require the Virginia Board of Education to develop minimum standards for cultural competency training by Dec. 31, 2021.
While a caravan of pro-gun lobbyists made its way through Richmond for Lobby Day 2021, proponents of stricter gun laws were holding the 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence on Zoom.
More than a dozen legislators, largely from the House of Delegates but drawing on both sides of the aisle, are behind the push, which builds on a smaller handful of proposals put before the General Assembly in 2020.