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Who voted in the Virginia primary election?

With the latest primary election in the country come and gone, it is a good time to look back and reflect on who voted in this election for governor. How many from each political party voted? What percentage of the electorate voted? These questions and more can give us important answers about the political participation… Continue reading Who voted in the Virginia primary election?

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Meet the candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race!

Note: This is a repost of a Medium post for my COMM 410 class at Longwood University. I’m posting it here for convenience. The other three posts for the class will be here, as well, under the COMM 410 tag. I have used higher resolution pictures of the candidates. Archives of the original are here, here,… Continue reading Meet the candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race!

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Virginia Democrat, Libertarian gubernatorial primary candidates win highest marks on marijuana policies by national advocacy group

This article originally appeared in RVA Magazine May 24, 2017. An archive link is here. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has released a report card for the marijuana policies of the six candidates running in the 2017 Virginia race for governor. The report gave each politician a letter grade, similar to the report cards given out by… Continue reading Virginia Democrat, Libertarian gubernatorial primary candidates win highest marks on marijuana policies by national advocacy group

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Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial frontrunner lags by double digits against Dems, majority disapprove of Trump

This article originally appeared in RVA Magazine on 5/23/17. An archive is here. A new Washington Post/George Mason poll shows Virginia’s leading GOP candidate continues to struggle against Democratic opponents as Election Day 2017 draws closer. Ed Gillespie, a former GOP National Party leader, is the front runner against his two opponents, Confederate Flag-Champion Corey Stewart and businessman… Continue reading Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial frontrunner lags by double digits against Dems, majority disapprove of Trump

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Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivor

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda. An archive is here. Photos by Ann Polek, Photo Editor. LCVA began exhibiting work on Thursday. It has now been 72 years since the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Allied forces, and Richmond-based photographer Dean Whitbeck is helping to tell the stories of some of the survivors that are… Continue reading Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivor

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Race and politics take over Blackwell

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda. An archive is here. Students attended Longwood’s annual Social Justice in Action Leadership Summit on Saturday The summit, centered around race and politics, hosted keynote speakers Erica Wallace of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and Ariel Cochrane-Brown of Georgia State University. Both are pursuing doctorate… Continue reading Race and politics take over Blackwell