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Monday’s Gun Violence Prevention Talk

Thanks to our speaker, Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, for a thorough and heartfelt rundown of her organization’s common-sense goals for General Assembly legislation for the next sessions. Key goals include reintroducing the one-handgun-a-month purchase limit to address handgun trafficking, achieving universal background checks, and achieving Extreme…

Area Leaguers Attend Opening of TENACITY Exhibit at Jamestown Settlement

by Mary Ann Moxon, Publicity/Outreach member Members of the Williamsburg Area LWV visited “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” exhibit on opening day November 10 at Jamestown Settlement. Women’s roles in early Virginia were rarely recorded. Historians have gathered facts about a few of the women who are the subjects of this yearlong exhibit….

Medicaid: Bridging the high cost of health care in Hampton Roads

Our votes affect health care policies, but what information are we missing to make solid decisions? The Virginia General Assembly just last year accepted the expanded Medicaid coverage offered by the Affordable Care Act; what is happening in our area to prepare for implementation, and how will this affect recipients of Medicaid and health care…

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