Youngkin signs bill to help Gold Star families

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed HB 957, patroned by Delegate Kathy Tran and passed unanimously by the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia, into law April 5 – on Gold Star Spouses Day. The bill gives local governments the opportunity to offer tax relief for surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces who died in the line […]

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Bill to end Virginia roadway fatalities gets zero support in committee

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  Virginia legislators tabled a bill during the regular General Assembly session that pledged to end roadway fatalities. The move disappointed road safety advocates, but supporters say they’re still committed to advancing policies to protect pedestrians and drivers. House Joint Resolution 100 was a commitment to the Vision Zero initiative, which seeks to end roadway fatalities by 2050 and cut […]

Varina store sells $1M Virginia Lottery ticket

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A Varina store sold a $1-million Virginia Lottery ticket recently. Melvin Childress, of Petersburg, was on his way home from work when he stopped at the Fas Mart at 2650 New Market Road in Varina for a drink. While he was there, he decided to buy a Power 10s ticket from the Virginia Lottery. When he got home and scratched […]

Savvy Senior: How to get help as an elder orphan

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Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old recent widow with no children and one sibling I rarely talk to. Any suggestions? Solo Ager   Dear Solo, This is big concern for millions of older Americans […]

Brain Health and You! Conference

The Henrico County Advocate for the Aging’s Office will host the Brain Health and You! Conference April 19 for older adults and caregivers in the Henrico community. The event, designed for those 60 or older and their caregivers, will provide information about how to keep the brain healthy and active. It will take place at the Deep Run Recreation Center Read more […]

Henrico to host brain health event for seniors April 19

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The Henrico County Advocate for the Aging’s Office will host the Brain Health and You! Conference April 19 for older adults and caregivers in the Henrico community. The event, designed for those 60 or older and their caregivers, will provide information about how to keep the brain healthy and active. It will take place at the Deep Run Recreation Center […]

University of Richmond begins offsetting carbon footprint of campus visits

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The University of Richmond has committed to offsetting the carbon footprints of prospective students and their families who make trips to the UR campus. Each spring, many potential students and their families travel from throughout the country to visit UR; now, the university will work with We Are Neutral, a carbon offset firm, to calculate offset emissions based upon the […]

FEMA continuing to provide funeral assistance for COVID-19 victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing assistance for bereaved families as part of its COVID-19 operation and, in Region 3 (which includes Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic) has now contributed more than $208 million in funding. That money has been provided in funeral assistance to families in need. Funds have been sent to more than 30,000 bereaved families to the […]

Soap shop opens in Short Pump

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Buff City Soap, a retail franchise known for its plant-based soap and body products made in-store, will open a Short Pump location April 7 at 11341 West Broad Street, Suite 175. The new store will celebrate by giving free soap for a year to the first 50 shoppers who visit each day April 7 to 10. The giveaways will begin […]

Spanberger co-sponsors bill to address trucker shortage

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In an effort to address the current truck driver shortage, U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (VA-7th District) and Mike Gallagher (WI-8th District) have introduced a new bipartisan bill that establishes refundable income tax credit for commercial truck drivers who are qualified. Endorsed by the American Trucking Associations, the Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act aims to provide quick and […]