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Spanberger’s Office Reaches “Major Milestone” of $5 Million Returned to Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has surpassed $5 million in casework funds returned to Central Virginia residents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Spanberger’s office has maintained their work on typical casework concerns while also adapting to new needs like unemployment issues, locating lost stimulus checks, securing IRS refunds, and helping b... Read more »

Culpeper Times: Head Start to use $4.1 million grant to construct 10,500-square-foot facility

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CULPEPER TIMES, JOSH GULLY Culpeper Human Services is preparing to expand the county’s early childhood education Early Head Start program for low-income families by constructing a $3.8 million, 10,500-square-foot building at its property off Old Fredericksburg Road. The project will be funded via a $4.1 million federal grant Early Head Start recently received. The preliminary budget includes $3.8 ... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Federal aid poses 'extraordinary opportunity' for state, local governments to plan together

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Virginia and its local governments have more than rescue in mind as they await the first installment of $6.8 billion in federal aid to end the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuild a damaged economy and bring daily life back to a new definition of normal. The state and localities see the potential to achieve longstanding goals — from making broadband internet service av... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Raceway administers 100,000th shot of COVID-19 vaccine

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, KENYA HUNTER Tom Leonard, 65, didn’t know that his second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would be the 100,000th shot administered at the Richmond Raceway. He just knew that he wanted things to get back to normal at the farmers market he owns in Short Pump, and he also lost some friends to COVID-19, too. “We’re pretty grateful that none of our team was real sick, and w... Read more »

WRIC: Henrico County reaches milestone: 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered at Richmond Raceway

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WRIC, TYLER THRASHER, JORDAN BONDURANT Joined by Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Henrico resident Tom Leonard, owner of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, was recognized as the recipient of the Richmond Henrico Health Districts’ 100,000th COVID-19 shot at Richmond Raceway on Saturday. The milestone comes after the RHHD, Richmond Raceway and Westwood Pharma... Read more »

WWBT: Henrico Co. administers 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine

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WWBT, HANNAH EASON More than two months after Henrico County began administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Richmond Raceway, the locality reached a new milestone: 100,000 shots administered. Tom Leonard, Henrico resident and owner of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, received the 100,000th dose on Saturday. “I’m very grateful to be here to have my second shot,” Leonard said. “I feel good about this.” ... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Rural Virginia's first 5G internet comes to rural Spotsylvania

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Spotsylvania’s Wilderness area may be far from the madding crowd, but it can now boast the same internet amenities as any urban locale. For what county officials say is a first for rural Virginia, 5G telecom service is newly available to residents of this enclave on the Wilderness battlefield near Spotsylvania’s border with Orange County. On Thursday, U.S. Re... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall with Virginia Experts Focused on Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on behavioral and mental health challenges facing Central Virginians one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, she was joined by several Virginia mental health experts — including Lisa Jobe-Shields, Deputy Director, Community Services, Virginia Department of Behavioral H... Read more »

WRIC: Federal funding on the way to help local restaurants, Rep. Spanberger meets with owners to discuss next steps

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WRIC, LAURA PERROT Some federal relief could soon be heading to local restaurants. Rep. Abigail Spanberger met with local restaurant owners at the Tazza Kitchen in Short Pump on Thursday to discuss the American Rescue Plan, which she voted to pass last month. The plan includes a $29 billion fund to support restaurants with fewer than 20 locations. “For small, locally owned restaurants to be able t... Read more »

WVIR: Rep. Spanberger hosts virtual town hall to discuss mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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WVIR, MAX MARCILLA As we all get through these challenging times, Virginia’s 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger recognizes that it can be really hard. Social distancing and staying home can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In some cases, it can put a strain on your mental health. That’s why Rep. Spanberger hosted a virtual town hall with medical experts from around the Common... Read more »

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