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By Daniel Berti and Andrew Gionfriddo, Capital News Service At first glance, it looks like a stoner’s paradise: acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that...
What started as a normal evening hanging out with friends took a quick turn for Richmond resident Phillip Sampson. As Sampson was walking down the street with a friend, a stranger approached. Sampson, who describes himself as...
RICHMOND — Virginia recorded more than 200 hate crimes in 2017 — up nearly 50% from the previous year, according to the latest data from the Virginia State Police. That surge, along with the...
RICHMOND — Vandals spray-painted 19 swastikas on the walls of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia last October. A young woman leaving a mosque with her friends in Sterling, Virginia, after nightly prayers in the summer...
The Virginia Board of Psychology has issued a letter of guidance stating that conversion therapy for minors should be considered a violation of standard practices — which LGBTQ advocates hope is a major step toward halting the practice. Conversion therapy,...

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