202105.06
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COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations

On May 4, 2021, President Biden announced a new goal to at least partly vaccinate 70 percent of adults by Independence Day, recognizing the apparent vaccine hesitancy in many communities. Most of those who are eligible have already received at least one dose of a vaccine. As of May 5, 2021, the CDC reports that over 148…

202104.07
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Virginia Legalizes Marijuana!

In a historic move, Virginia became the 16th state, and the first in the South, to legalize marijuana. On April 7, 2021, the VA general assembly, which is currently controlled by the democratic party, passed a bill that will legalize marijuana beginning July 1, 2021. This move came 3 years sooner than what Governor Northam had…

202104.01
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COVID-19 Updates: Vaccinations and Reopenings

After enduring over a year of lock-downs and masks, it seems like things are finally looking up for us, just in time for Spring. With strong support from the current administration, COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. is going full steam ahead. As of March 28, 2021, the CDC reports over 143 million doses of vaccines…

202103.16
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Thinking About Filing for Bankruptcy? DOs And DON’Ts

If you are wanting to or planning to file for bankruptcy, you’ve probably at least thought about it. Maybe, even in jest, you’ve thought, “Man, if I filed for bankruptcy, I could really reset my life.” or “Gosh it would be great to be debt free.” With COVID-19 still causing havoc in our “normal” lives,…

202103.11
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What is FOIA? How Do We Use It?

FOIA (pronounced “foy-yah”) stands for Freedom of Information Act. It was enacted in 1967 by the US Congress and subsequently all states and local government agencies have FOIA procedures. What is the purpose of FOIA? The premise is that our government is for the people. Therefore, information in possession by the government should be made…

202103.01
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More New VA Laws (You should probably read this one!)

The Virginia General Assembly is the Commonwealth’s state legislature, which means they are primarily responsible for making Virginia state laws. It is bicameral, which means it consists of two chambers, similar to those of Congress. In Virginia, there is one chamber (a lower house) with 100 delegates and another (an upper house) with 40 senators. Each…