A group of six mothers from around the state including three from Harrisonburg are making the trip to Richmond on Thursday to advocate for stricter penalties on Fentanyl dealers. All of the group members have lost a child or a loved one to a Fentanyl overdose.
MU students are continuing to heal together following the death of three students in a West Virginia car crash last week. John “Luke” Fergusson, Nicholas Troutman, and Joshua Mardis were killed in the crash and two other students remain in the hospital with serious injuries.
In a nod to the political reality that the Virginia General Assembly is unlikely to legalize retail sales of marijuana this session, a Republican lawmaker encouraged his colleagues to just ask the state’s Cannabis Control Authority to start drawing up rules for a retail marketplace that legislators could look at next year.