More Contagious UK Strain of COVID-19 Identified in a Northern Virginia Resident

The new, more contagious, strain of Covid-19 has made its way to Virginia, state Department of Health has confirmed. The variant first found in the United Kingdom last year was identified in a Northern Virginia resident with no travel history. The health department declined to provide details on the case, including where the person lives […]

Virginia is Home to Another Non-Native Lizard Species that Hitchhiked it’s Way to the Commonwealth

Virginia is home to a number of native and non-native lizard species. Red-eared sliders, Mediterranean house geckos, and Italian wall lizards are a few of the non-native reptiles that have established reproducing populations in Virginia. The commonwealth is now home  to another lizard species – the green anole. According to the Virginia Department of Wildlife […]

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From U.S Capitol, Set To Be Replaced by Barbara Johns Statue

Virginia has removed the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the Capitol. The Capitol allows each state to display two statues of important figures in the national building and the Robert Lee statue had represented the state along with George Washington’s statue since 1909.  Laborers removed the statue from the National Statuary Hall […]

Virginia Department of Corrections Awarded Gold Standard Recognition as Breastfeeding-friendly Workplace

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) has been recognized for its efforts to become a breastfeeding friendly workplace. VADOC has been awarded the gold standard recognition for earning 32 or more points from the applicable criteria set out for the award.  The award was given through the Richmond Virginia Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Recognition Program. The […]

Virginia Launches the Largest Infrastructure Project in the Commonwealth’s History

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project is set to become the largest infrastructure project in Virginia’s history. Governor Ralph Northam launched the project along with the officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on Thursday.  The $3.8 billion project will increase tunnel and interstate capacity along 9.9 miles of Interstate 64 between Hampton and Norfolk, […]

Virginia Becomes Third State to Ban No-Knock Warrants

Virginia became the third state in the country to ban the controversial no-knock warrants. The move came this Wednesday when Governor Ralph Northam signed police reform legislation that includes a ban on no-knock raids. The raids are used frequently by the police to make drug busts.  The move came after months of protests that had […]

7 Fascinating Hidden Gems to Visit in Fairfax

Fairfax Virginia is a great place to be if you want to visit amazing tourist attractions. From colorful and scenic views of regional parks to historic and science museums, here’s a list of hidden gems you should visit this Fall.  Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Meadowlark Garden is a true hidden gem of North Virginia. The park […]

Tips to Stay Safe During Halloween – COVID-19 Edition

Halloween is around the corner but like every other activity this year, the Covid-19 pandemic will have to be considered, especially when trick-or-treating. The virus spread isn’t slowing down and parents are worried about letting their kids take part in Halloween activities.  Health authorities are encouraging residents to follow CDC guidelines or even skip the […]

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