Summer Hiatus

With the semester coming to a close, the URGOV student team will be heading off for the summer. URGOV will be taking a summer hiatus and will return in August. The URGOV team will also be saying goodbye to graduating senior Nadia Iqbal. She will continue her life journey in NYC and will be aimingContinue reading “Summer Hiatus”

The Second Casino Referendum: Anti-Democratic or Normal Procedure?

On November 2, 2021, Richmonders voted on a referendum to allow for a Casino to be established in the Southside. After spirited campaigning from both sides, 51% opposed the casino.  Many people from all sides felt that misinformation may have been present to sway people’s votes. After this referendum, certain councilmembers in particular were disheartened,Continue reading “The Second Casino Referendum: Anti-Democratic or Normal Procedure?”

City Council Meeting – February 22, 2022

Citizen comments began with Eric Branch, who wanted to address a complaint that he filed in regards to a Chesterfield police officer totaling his Cadillac on July 17, 2021. He filed an official internal affairs complaint but claims that the Richmond Police Department did not conduct a proper investigation. Chief administrative officer Lincoln Saunders offeredContinue reading “City Council Meeting – February 22, 2022”

School Mask Mandates in Virginia – What Richmond is Doing and the Arguments on Both Sides

The Richmond School Board, as well as other school districts all over Virginia, had mandated masks to be worn by students and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Governor Glenn Youngkin’s inauguration day on January 15, the second executive order he signed stated that parents are allowed to decide whether their child willContinue reading “School Mask Mandates in Virginia – What Richmond is Doing and the Arguments on Both Sides”

2021 Election Results

Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) Terry McAuliffe (D) Princess Blanding (L) Lieutenant Governor Hala Ayala (D) Winsome Sears (R) Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) Mark Herring (D) House Of Delegates- District 68 Dawn M. Adams (D) Mark Earley Jr. (R) Sheriff Antionette V. Irving Mike Dickinson Treasurer Nichole Richardson Armstead L. Shirley Harvey State Referendum –Continue reading “2021 Election Results”


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