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Reducing Poverty in Richmond

Do you know from experience, or have you ever considered, how stressful it is to live in poverty? Think about a family of four, trying to work one or more low-wage jobs, take care of children, arrange transportation, feed everyone –…

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Meet Youth Advocate Sophia

Late one Tuesday afternoon, in a stuffy committee room filled with lobbyists and legislators on the ninth floor of the General Assembly building, an enthusiastic voice rang out: “Woo-hoo for the bill!” Needless to say, this is not the type…

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Lawmaking Update for RVA

If you got a little lost in all the media coverage about the General Assembly dealing with hospitals, guns, and judge appointments during the session that wrapped up mid-March, that’s certainly understandable. It happens every year. The hot-button issues take…

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Speak Up, Speak Out

What happens at the corner of Ninth and Broad Streets in downtown Richmond during the winter months? And why does it matter? On that corner, Virginia’s General Assembly, our state legislature, meets every year for either forty-five or sixty days…

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Raise Your Voices

There’s no such thing as other people’s kids. That is a viewpoint expressed by one of my favorite mom bloggers, Glennon Doyle Melton, explaining why she and her thousands of followers raise money to help families in need. It’s also…

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