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I am saddened to read of the decision relocating the Confederate soldier statue to the veterans park. A more appropriate site for the statue is in order. A location on private property would show more respect to the citizens and veterans of the United States of America.

When it comes to spending for schools, the devil is in the formula. Virginia matches the school dollars provided by the localities, so poorer localities not only have less money, they also get less from the state. So the poor get poorer.

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ARLINGTON COUNTY - With an eye toward the next two-year budget, Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a $485.2 million spending package to reduce pressure on the state's overcrowded and understaffed public mental hospitals, while building on initiatives the General Assembly has approved in the past two years to transform behavioral health services in Virginia communities.

ARLINGTON COUNTY - With an eye toward the next two-year budget, Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a $485.2 million spending package to reduce pressure on the state's overcrowded and understaffed public mental hospitals, while building on initiatives the General Assembly has approved in the past two years to transform behavioral health services in Virginia communities.

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A new report by the Virginia Department of Education reveals 1,040 of the state’s 2,005 school buildings are 50 or more years old. That includes 55% of all Virginia elementary schools, 45% of middle schools and 46% of all high schools.

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