Peaceful pro-gun rights rally in Richmond
About 22,000 gun rights advocates recently held a peaceful pro-gun rally
on the Virginia State Capitol lawn in Richmond, to voice their opposition to
proposed, new, state gun control laws. Photo by Ned Oliver of the Virginia Mercury.
Virginia Beach Sun
The struggle continues
Virginia Beach is facing spending billions of dollars
for permanent, realistic solutions to deal with
the ravages of relentless, unavoidable, sea level rise.
To that end, public meetings are set at six schools.
Come on, work together
Opinion writer, Roger Chesley, has visited the
region's biggest arenas, talked with lawmakers,
and has concluded that everyone is wasting
their time and money, unless they work in unison.
Virginia Beach is recognizing the international Season
for Nonviolence, with a Peace Pole dedication set for
Thursday, January 30 from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Virginia
Beach Oceanfront Library. The special event hopes
to promote peace and nonviolence, and increase
a community appreciation of cultural diversity.
Flash: More than $18.3 million in grants have been
awarded, by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam,
through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative,
to support 12 technology projects across the state,
leveraging more than $35 million in local and private
funds to connect 36,000 households and institutions.
Flash: Governor Ralph Northam is cheering
nearly $12 million in funding to increase
access to affordable housing, reduce,
homelessness and provide permanent
supportive housing options for Virginians
with intellectual and developmental
disabilities. Funding includes more than
$10 million in Affordable and Special Needs
Housing loans for 12 projects and more than
$1.2 million in Homesless Reduction Grants.
Virginia Beach's Cloverleaf and Crescent
Square will receive $100,000.