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‘Oath to uphold the law’: Area prosecutors plan no change in handling pot cases

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Decriminalization and legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic around the United States for decades. On Jan. 3, Norfolk’s top prosecutor, Gregory Underwood, ignited...
The Bald Eagle, dubbed Stump by Virginia Beach Animal Control, succumbed after 11 days in a rehab facility in Suffolk. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Virginia Beach Animal Control)

ICYMI: Dead bald eagle, the Dome, short-term rentals and more

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With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories. Injured bald...
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Check out this free youth leadership and Black History program

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- Students and parents are invited to attend a free youth leadership and Black History program at Green Run High School on...
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Here’s where furloughed federal workers can get a free meal during the shutdown

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VIRGINIA BEACH — The Sheriff’s Office will provide free meals for federal workers and their families during shutdown. In partnership with Summit Food Service, free...
Work continues on the new I-64 west exit lanes and off-ramp on December 13, 2018, before final paving. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Dave Forster/VDOT)

Know before you go: VDOT’s list of weekly lane closures

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Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Jan. 20 to Jan 26. This list...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at an anti-Vietnam War rally at the University of Minnesota in 1967.

Here’s what’s closed, open on Monday for MLK Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 21 and the following facilities will be closed in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach The following...
Lindsay Fournier is one of the thousands who have set up GoFundMe campaigns since the start of the government shutdown. While she knows exactly where her donations will go, not every campaign is so certain. (Southside Daily/Courtesy Lindsay Fournier)

GoFundMe campaigns spike during government shutdown, but how can you know they’re real?

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With the partial government shutdown causing workers across Hampton Roads to go without paychecks, it’s no wonder a number of GoFundMe pages have popped...
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Here’s how federal workers furloughed by the shutdown can still have income

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Federal workers furloughed because of the partial government shutdown have an option to supplement some of their income while not being paid -- they...