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Eleven Hampton Roads Officials Endorse Andria McClellan for Lt. Governor

Leaders highlight collaborative, roll-up your sleeves and get things done attitude and experience FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 27, 2021  Contact: Norfolk, Virginia – Today, Andria McClellan announced the endorsement of 11 Hampton Roads leaders to serve as Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor. “In a region as interconnected as Hampton Roads, we know that working together […]

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More trees, less flooding? Virginia bill aims to give city leaders extra power over developers

Originally posted by: Yahoo News Picture your ideal neighborhood. Does it have a canopy of trees that look nice, clean the air and provide shade on a sunny day? In Virginia, localities want the ability to require more of it. With the help and backing of environmental groups, a local delegate is pushing a bill […]

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Pair of Va. Tree Planting Bills Move Forward

Originally posted by: Chesapeake Bay Magazine Two bills that would allow Virginia localities to increase tree planting to improve canopy cover, help manage stormwater runoff, and address urban heat have passed their respective state House and Senate Committees. This new legislation will amend two codes in Virginia law that have long restricted tree cover in […]

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Virginia Beach: At current projected rate, COVID-19 vaccinations would take 2 years

Originally posted by: WVEC-TV VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A low supply of vaccine doses are limiting cities and local health departments from speeding up the vaccine process. Virginia Beach projects it could take close to two years to vaccinate everyone eligible unless the supply increases. The Virginia Beach Health District moved into Phase 1B on […]

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Hampton Roads leaders call on state to expedite vaccination process

Originally posted by: WTKR-TV NORFOLK, Va. – Members of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission wrote a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday calling on him to help expedite the vaccine rollout. Some parts of Hampton Roads moved into Phase 1B of vaccination on Friday. Others, including Norfolk and Virginia Beach, will on Monday, but […]

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Hampton Roads cities last to enter Phase 1B as part of Virginia COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Originally posted by: WVEC-TV HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts started Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations Friday. Norfolk and Virginia Beach officially start on Monday. Portsmouth, on Tuesday. They’re the final cities and health departments to begin the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “It’s a big question […]

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HRPDC sends letter to Northam expressing concerns on lack of COVID-19 vaccinations

Originally posted by: WAVY-TV CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) voted to send a letter to Governor Ralph Northam expressing concerns about the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Hampton Roads region. The 47-member board unanimously approved the letter at its meeting on Jan. 21. The Commission consists of elected […]

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Cities and Counties Unify Seeking Clean Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 22, 2021  Contact: Seven Virginia cities and counties joined a call for legislation to advance cleaner transportation in the Commonwealth. Albemarle County, Mayor and Vice Mayor of Alexandria, Mayor of Blacksburg, City of Charlottesville, City of Fairfax, Mayor of Norfolk, and Mayor of Richmond signed onto a letter shepherded by […]

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OPED: Charlottesville’s extreme weather heralds a greater environmental crisis

Originally posted by: Charlottesville Tomorrow As we endure winter and hope for an early spring, we also know that spring now brings dangerous, heavy rains that are only predicted to grow more frequent. For decades, scientists have noted that extreme weather could be one the most disastrous impacts of climate change. Now, after years of […]

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Susan Platt endorses Andria McClellan for Democratic Party lieutenant governor nomination

Originally posted by: Augusta Free Press Susan Platt has announced her endorsement of Norfolk Councilmember Andria McClellan for the Democratic Party nomination for lieutenant governor. “In 400 years, there have been 41 lieutenant governors of Virginia, including six Johns, four James, two Roberts and one L. Douglas. I have no doubt that in 2021, a […]

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