Friday, June 26, 2020

Local Updates

@WTOP: Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have further decreased their cooperation in noncriminal deportations under a new order.[…]

.@AlexandriaVAGov is currently hearing testimony on a proposed ordinance to jail people for "up to a year" or fine them up to $2,500 for carrying arms or ammunition anywhere on a street that elsewhere is hosting a permitted event. #2A #SecondAmendment #Docket19 — […]

The @AlexandriaVAGov City Council unanimously adopted the #Docket19 ordinance. #2A #SecondAmendment

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Virginia Updates

Weapons charge dropped against pastor, Airport police officer charged with trespassing near Lee statue, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

• A Shenandoah County judge has agreed to drop a weapons charge filed against a Black pastor who was arrested after calling 911 on a group of White people accused of threatening him and trespassing on his property. The pastor’s lawyer said the dismissal doesn’t go far enough. — Northern Virginia Daily

• The Alexandria City Council banned guns and ammunition on city property and streets where special events are being held, “making it the first city to take advantage of new Virginia laws that tightened gun restrictions this spring.” — The Washington Post

• Marine Corps veteran Aliscia Andrews won a GOP primary and will try unseat freshman Democrat Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. — The Associated Press

Friday, June 19, 2020

Local Updates

@InsideNoVA: For the first time in more than two months, Northern Virginia reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 in the latest daily report Sunday morning.[…]

@thehill: Thousands of protesters join in Sunday prayer near White House[…]

@FaithandFreedom: Executive Director @timothyrhead joins @jenniferwishon on @CBNNews to discuss the issue of overcriminalization in our country. Watch it here:[…]

@fairfaxcounty: It has been 100 days since we reported our first case of COVID-19 in the Fairfax Health District.[…]

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Virginia Updates

Crews in Norfolk remove Confederate statue,
Riggleman risks losing House seat over gay marriage,
a petition for GWAR to replace Lee,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@nedoliver: Va. police chiefs group says the state might end up with fewer officers whether it cuts budgets or not. "We anticipate a fairly good number of officers quitting anyway. ... It’s not a profession that’s respected, appreciated or understood anymore.”[…]

@MercuryVirginia: “We have seen and we have heard aggressive change is needed now, and we see this all over the commonwealth and the country,” @EFillerCorn said Thursday[…]

@HUDMidAtlantic: A closer look at #HUDCARESAct funding in #Virginia. #HUDR3 #COVID19[…]

Friday, June 12, 2020

Local Updates

@ARLnowDOTcom: There have only been eight new COVID-19 hospitalizations among Arlington residents over the past seven days, according to health department data[…]

@PrayforMedicine: “the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”[…]

@InsideNoVA: Northern Virginia is seeing fewer of state's new COVID-19 cases, and Arlington is first in the region to hit a key goal.[…]

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Virginia Updates

@Reuters: Virginia’s governor ordered the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state’s capital city of Richmond[…]

Richmond councilmembers back monument removals, delegate calls to have Byrd statue removed, bear roams downtown Richmond, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@AP: A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city.[…]

Monday, June 8, 2020

Richmond Reaction

From VCDL, Comparing how gun owners were treated on Lobby Day vs how others are treated now:
Governor Northam's and the other anti-gun Democrat's double-standards have been on clear display recently. One just has to compare and contrast how the state and the City of Richmond treated 50,000 peaceful gun-owners vs a much smaller and very violent crowd.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Virginia Updates

@gmoomaw: The Va. Supreme Court issued a rare pro-FOIA ruling today. But the library advocates who filed the suit had to wait years to get the courts to tell their local govt. to follow the law.[…]

Virginia’s mask order goes into effect, COVID-19 peak expected later this summer, former Dominion headquarters set for demolition, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@GovernorVA: We are working to slowly reopen @VirginiaDMV customer service centers, with appointments required and other protective measures in place. Because there is a lot of demand for license and ID services, I am extending the time Virginians have to renew expired licenses or ID cards. — […]

Monday, June 1, 2020

Local Updates

@WTOP: The Virginia Department of Health has reported the second confirmed case in the state of a pediatric inflammatory illness associated with the new coronavirus.[…]

@AlexandriaNow: All ACPS students will be expected to participate in summer school unless their parents opt them out of the program[…]

@fox5dc: #BREAKING DC records zero COVID-19 deaths in a day for the first time in over 7 weeks[…]

@ARLnowDOTcom: Former County Board member John Vihstadt has endorsed a candidate in the July 7 special election[…]

@sungazettenews: Arlington schools more likely than not to be online in August:[…]