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Photo courtesy of Ayana Askew and Reagan Nsubuga. “People try to emphasize what happened in the past, but they don’t really focus on how it currently affects us," Askew said.

Two students from the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk won a national competition for their documentary about reparations. 

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The tool will also tell people how they can reduce their flood risk. 

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The state hopes to launch 13 vaccination sites to help underserved communities. 

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Jessica Whitehead was previously North Carolina's first-ever chief resilience officer. 

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A new law would change the way Virginia Beach holds its local elections.

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While a loan forgiveness provision will certainly come as welcome news for businesses that received PPP money in the state, it could deepen the inequities already faced by Virginia’s Black-owned businesses.

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Many segregationists are still revered as heroes or a part of some shared heritage, even 150 years after the first tributes appeared in Virginia. A bitter legacy for others, they evoke painful memories. In the wake of renewed calls for social justice, many such tributes are being removed.

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Most Civil War monuments honor Confederates who fought to preserve slavery. But a few of those former soldiers went on to help some African Americans after the war. Now, people are taking a closer look at their legacies. 

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