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You’ve probably seen the viral videos of people calling 911 on African Americans using a public pool or birdwatching in the park. That’s about to become a felony in Virginia because of a bill introduced by Delegate Alex Askew, a Democrat from Virginia Beach. “People shouldn’t have to worry about

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) reached a historic milestone in September when it hosted a ceremonial bill-signing event at its Norfolk, Va., campus that will forever change the way the agency plans and funds its regional bus service. Legislation that allows HRT to receive dedicated regional funding means it will proceed

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed legislation that will bring zero-emission electric buses to Virginia as part of an initiative to change public transportation in Hampton Roads. Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Louise Lucas and Del. Alex Askew creates the first-ever dedicated Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program and Fund, which

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A bill introduced in the Virginia General Assembly’s special session aims to make false 911 calls based on discriminatory behavior a hate crime. HB 5098 passed in the House of Delegates earlier this week and is currently being reviewed in the Senate. Del. Alex Askew,

Adding another crisis scenario to the mix of events right now in our country seems unthinkable. More than 159,000 American lives have been lost to COVID-19. Decades after the Civil Rights Act, somehow, there are still people who don’t recognize the sanctity of Black lives. While there are good people

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) is excited to welcome Delegate Alex Askew (D-85th, Virginia Beach) as the newest member of the VLBC Executive Committee as he begins his service as Secretary for the VLBC. Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price (D-95th, Newport News) had served previously as Caucus Secretary. “It was

ASGN Incorporated will spend $12.4 million to move its corporate headquarters from Calabasas, California to Henrico County, and grow operations across the Commonwealth, creating 700 jobs. The digital staffing company will invest $5 million in its new headquarters with 121 new jobs there. ASGN will also invest $7.4 million to

Virginia Beach delegate Alex Askew, among others, has introduced legislation that requires the reporting of lead testing results, increases transparency for families, and sets a maximum acceptable lead level of 10 parts per billion for school drinking sources. Additional legislation receiving full support in both houses would require lead testing

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A local delegate is trying to enact stricter legislation when testing for lead in school water. Delegate Alex Askew said he was inspired after elevated levels of lead were found in drinking water at multiple Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “I think that’s where people start

RICHMOND, Va. — After dozens of failed lead water tests in Hampton Roads schools, Delegate Alex Askew introduced legislation to the General Assembly to require more transparency in local schools and daycares. House Bill 797 would require each local school board to submit its plan to test and remediate certain

HAMPTON ROADS — A new state bill would require preschools and daycare centers to test drinking water while another bill would require all schools to notify parents of any elevated lead levels in tested water. The bills were brought forward after 23 Virginia Beach schools tested for high lead levels