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Ralph Northam is Best Choice on June 13

Ralph Northam is Best Choice on June 13

By Michael Hamar I grew up in a family that was politically involved.  For roughly 25 years I have been in the political trenches, first as a Republican where I was a city committee member for the Republican Party of Virginia Beach and a precinct captain, and then as an independent with strong Democrat leanings

Decriminalizing Cannabis in Virginia

By Al Markowitz Legalization of marijuana, or cannabis, around the country continues to spread. Medical marijuana is available in Washington D.C. Maryland has decriminalized possession of small quantities. I’ve read about progress in our state. I was fortunate in meeting Jenn Michelle Pedini, the Executive Director of Virginia NORML recently and felt an interview would

An Interview with General Denis Mercier, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

By Jeff Maisey If the world seems like a dangerous place these days it is. The challenges facing the United State of America and its NATO partners range from the potential threat of a more aggressive Russia and North Korea to cyber crime, hybrid warfare, and terrorism. French Air Force General Denis Mercier is NATO’s

Norfolk NATO Festival 2017

By Jeff Maisey Norfolk NATO festival, the world’s only festival celebrating the Trans-Atlantic alliance and its importance, is on full display this Friday and Saturday in downtown Norfolk. All events are free and open to the public. One of this year’s highlights includes flybys and an air demonstration over the sky of downtown Norfolk by

Top Spring Jazz Performances

Compiled by Staff   Cecile McLorin Salvant Presented by Virginia Arts Festival April 9 Robin Hixon Theater Classically trained, this award-winning jazz vocalist has seized the imagination of the audience with her “resoundingly eloquent” voice — “whether growling the blues or barely breathing, Salvant has inbuilt swing, an actor’s stagecraft, an instrumentalist’s precision…jazz-informed artistry of