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Governor Northam Backs Bill to End Death Penalty in Virginia

On January 13, 2021, Virginia state legislators introduced a bill to abolish the death penalty. If the bill succeeds, it will convert the existing sentences of offenders on death row to life without parole.

Local News
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Move to DC

Come visit, but please don't stay! Washingtonians will say they love their city, but it's definitely a love-hate relationship. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn't move to D.C.

Local Culture
Amazon Creates Fund for Affordable Housi...

Amazon's first installment will provide $567 million for affordable housing in Arlington, Virginia. The company’s gift will fund at least 1,300 affordable apartments in Arlington over the next five years.

Local News
Jaywalking Will Be Decriminalized Starting March 1 in Virginia

Jaywalking in Virginia will no longer be a primary offense come March 1.

Local News
Virginia Dream Homes: A Certified Organi...

You could be the farmer in the dell! This classic century farm in Winchester dates back to 1908 and it features four separate dwellings and over 60 acres of land.

Real Estate
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

This weekend's itinerary leans virtual, but we assure you there's not a dull moment to be found! Throughout the weekend of January 8-10, you can go ice skating, farmers' markets, and a poetry workshop in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Events
Historic White's Ferry in Montgomery County to Close Permanently

The ferry has operated on the Potomac River for more than 200 years. The closure is a result of a long-running legal dispute over the landing point in Virginia.

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Kick 2021 off with something fun, courtesy of our weekend roundup! This weekend, January 1–3, there's a wind-down of holiday light shows and craft fairs, as well as a virtual edition of DC's New Year's bash.

Events
Legal Sports Betting May Begin as Early ...

Sports betting will only be available online or via a smartphone in Virginia.

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (December 25-27)

Kwanzaa, A Christmas Carol, and wine tastings--it's the holidays in the DMV!

Events
After 111 Years, Virginia Officially Rem...

The Governor's Commission for Historical Statues in the United States proposed civil rights activist Barbara Johns for the new statue.

Local News
Virginia's Favorite Christmas Treat Is ....

According to a report by Zippia, Virginians are searching for recipes to make these tasty little cookies more than any other seasonal dessert.

Food & Drink
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State Articles
Virginia Hikes: The Devil's Fork Loop Tr...

Virginia is full of beautiful hiking trails and natural wonders to explore. One of them is known as The Devil's Bathtub.

Attractions
'Restaurant Week' in Norfolk and Newport News Offer Take-Out Deal...

Many participating restaurants in Norfolk and Newport News will be making their deals available for carryout this year.

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: An 18th-Century Mi...

Welcome to Rutledge Farm. This elegant Loudoun County home features an expansive horse farm and several charming outbuildings.

Real Estate
Virginia Zoo Welcomes 'Feisty' Baby Gira...

The Virginia Zoo has recently welcomed the first baby of the year—a baby girl Masai giraffe. The "feisty," 6-foot-1 giraffe was born on January 11 to proud parents Imara and Billy, announced the zoo on Thursday.

Attractions
Winter Wildlife Festival in Virginia Beach Takes Flight for Virtu...

Throughout the month of January, bird-lovers can celebrate the region's winged wonders through contests, tours, and more!

Events
Metro to Close 13 Stations, Reduce Hours...

Metro stations close and Metrobus schedules will be impacted by security protocols in the nation's capital.

Local News
Weird Facts of The 757: The Battle of Gr...

Weird fact about Chesapeake: We hosted a battle for 30 minutes, and our only casualty was a sore thumb.

Local Culture
Who Is the Biggest Celebrity From DC, Maryland, and Virginia?

Check out this "People of the U.S." map to find the biggest celebrity from your DMV hometown.

Local Culture
Busch Gardens Announces Winter Weekends ...

Busch Gardens is planning new and exciting events for January, February, and early March for the first time ever.

Events
Maryland and Virginia Rank in the Top 5 ...

Both Columbia and Virginia Beach rank lower in unemployment rates than the national average.

Local News
New Manassas Library Nears Opening at Wellington Station

Manassas City's first library branch is close to opening. Manassas City's new library branch will be located at the Wellington Station shopping center.

Local Culture
The Washington Monument Is Closed Throug...

The National Park Service may extend the closures if necessary. The closure went into effect January 11.

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National Articles
Legendary Actress Cloris Leachman Has Di...

Cloris Leachman, known for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Last Picture Show," and "Young Frankenstein," has died. She was 94.

Entertainment
'Spencer': First Look at Kristen Stewart...

Actress Kristen Stewart is taking on the role of Princess Diana in a new film, "Spencer." The first photo of Stewart as the Princess of Wales has been released by producers, and the "Twilight"​​​​​​​ actress is nearly unrecognizable.

Film
VIDEO: This Sea Shanty Cover of a Taylor Swift Song Is Everything...

A sea shanty is a song that sailors sang together while working on a ship, and typically has solos, choruses, and a deep, steady beat throughout. The U.S. Navy Band covers Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together," sea shanty-style.

Music
Target 'Drops the Monkey on Its Back' By...

With allegations of monkey labor harvesting coconuts for Chaokoh's coconut milk, Target stops selling the product. Yes, monkey labor.

Business
Dungeons & Dragons Released Its Very Own...

Looking for the perfect gift for a D&D gamer? Your search is over. This new cookbook will WOW your gamer friends ... and their stomachs.

Gaming
VIDEO: Watch as Bear Chases After Skier

I don't think they cover this in ski school. What would you do if a bear was right on your tail as you headed down the slope?

World
Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Chopped Salad

This simple cooked salad will be a lifesaver on your busy days. It's easy to make (indoors or outdoors) and tasty enough to have all week.

Recipes
Detroit-Style Pizza Is Now Available at ...

The limited-run pies come in four distinct varieties, including Detroit Double Pepperoni.

Products & Promotions
Sorry, Football Fans—No Budweiser Commercials Airing During Super...

It will be the first time since 1983 the beverage will not make an appearance. Budweiser as well as other large corporations will be on the sidelines of Super Bowl LV.

Sports
14 Facts You May Not Have Known About Va...

We browsed the internet to deliver you these 14 interesting Valentine’s Day Facts about the holiday. So, grab some chocolate and a glass of wine, and let’s get this list started …

Local Culture
Top 5 Tips to Make Your Staycation Memor...

It doesn't have to be difficult to transform your home into an oasis. Try these tips to enjoy a special vacation ... at home.

Travel
This Art Educator Embroiders Tiny Art Pieces to Teach Her Cats Ab...

Instagram account "Tiny Art History" uses embroidered cross-stitch pieces of classical art to teach art history. Learn how you can create your own "teeny tiny living room art museum."

Art
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