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“Skill Machines” Company drops lawsuit against Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney

Commonwealth’s Attorney Joseph Platania announced today that Queen of Virginia, the company that operates what they call “skill-based entertainment machines” across Virginia, has dropped its lawsuit against him. Back in June last year, Platania banned the machines in Charlottesville, the first prosecutor in the state to do so, and Queen of Virginia responded by suing…

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Title IX Remix: will new rules on sexual harassment & assault investigations serve justice?

Eight months ago I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the US Department of Education for information about a Title IX investigation that was opened at the University of Virginia on April 19, 2019, thinking it might provide information and insight about a process often shrouded in secrecy. Last week, I received…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19): Local Resources & Information

Covid-19 page from Washington Post [excellent resource] Updated list of number of cases in our area from the Thomas Jefferson Health District List of Charlottesville businesses that are open Updated local Cover-19 news from Charlottesville Tomorrow Live Local developments from the Daily Progress The Thomas Jefferson Health District now has a webpage with important resources…

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A Charlottesville newspaper asked community leaders what their hopes for the future were. Everyone interviewed was white.

C-Ville Weeky Editor Laura Longhine has issued a mea culpa for this week’s story that asked community leaders about their hopes for Charlottesville’s future. Everyone interviewed was white. “Since publication, some readers have rightly called out the fact that none of the respondents in this piece are people of color, and that there are far…

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