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Visits from local leaders to highlight MLK Week

American Civil War Museum CEO Christy Coleman, Rev. Tyrone Nelson, Rep. Donald McEachin and Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras will speak at events Jan. 20-26.

A narrow plurality of 49 percent of Virginians agree that the benefits outweigh the incentives to bring half of Amazon HQ2 to Northern Virginia. (Map graphic by Amazon)

Virginians narrowly support public investment to land Amazon HQ2

Just under half of Virginians say bringing one of Amazon’s second headquarters to the state will create more benefits than the investment costs, while 41 percent believe the state is investing too much in the deal, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Visits from local leaders to highlight VCU’s annual MLK celebration

Visits from local leaders to highlight VCU’s annual MLK celebration

Virginia Commonwealth University’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week begins Jan. 20. A weeklong series of events — including keynote remarks from Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Pastor Tyrone Nelson, Rep. Donald McEachin, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras and Christy Coleman, CEO of The American Civil War Museum — will offer the university and Richmond community an opportunity to honor the iconic civil rights leader.

Deirdre Condit, Ph.D.

Q&A: Will Virginia ratify the Equal Rights Amendment?

Deirdre Condit, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and associate dean of faculty affairs for the College of Humanities and Sciences, is an expert on women and politics. She recently discussed the ERA, its history and the politics surrounding the nearly centurylong movement to see it added to the Constitution.

Forty-seven percent of Virginians are strongly or somewhat in favor of a state law that would allow localities to train teachers and administrators to be armed in schools, while 49 percent are strongly or somewhat opposed. (Getty Images)

Virginians evenly divided on the idea of armed teachers

Virginians are almost evenly split between favoring and opposing a state law that would allow localities to train teachers and administrators to be armed in schools, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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VCU Health System restructures executive leadership

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System today announced it is expanding its executive team to provide focused leadership in key strategic areas related to safety, quality and affordability of patient care and a new inpatient facility for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

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