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Meet the Locals Who Want to Change How You Vote

Meet the Locals Who Want to Change How You Vote

To some, politics is a cherished civic duty; to others, it's a spectator sport; and to others, it's a frustrating, exhausting, and confusing thing that dominates our news cycles and intrudes on our peace of mind. In today's climate, it's easy to feel like things are...

Voting in Norfolk: Early, Easy, & Election Day

Voting in Norfolk: Early, Easy, & Election Day

There are many ways to have your say in how your government operates: public forums, surveys, contacting your representative directly, and working with your neighbors. Most importantly, you can vote. You get to help decide who will represent you in government. In case...

The Data on Gun Violence and Nightlife in NFK

The Data on Gun Violence and Nightlife in NFK

In case you missed it, our main article about an effort in the City of Norfolk to tighten nightlife regulations in response to recent violence.     Researcher Alex Fella contributed the following data analysis. Alex used a dataset of all recorded shootings between...

Fighting Child Hunger Over the Summer Break

Fighting Child Hunger Over the Summer Break

Sure, summer officially begins with the Solstice, but the day that really matters is the last day of school, and for Norfolk students, that glorious day was June 16th. On the horizon lies more than two whole months of freedom and possibility – staying up and sleeping...

What’s the Deal With Homelessness Policies?

What’s the Deal With Homelessness Policies?

  I've been poor my whole life… it's like a disease passing from generation to generation -Hell or High Water   In 1984, then-President Reagan delivered an infamous speech in which he remarked the homeless "are homeless, you might say, by choice." While...

Making Sense of the Military Circle Plans

Making Sense of the Military Circle Plans

*****Editors Note. Our writers reviewed the publicly available executive summaries for each proposal. The team behind The Well responded and indicated that their full proposal is now available. Some scoring featured here may not be reflective of the most recent...

The HRBT Expansion Could Engineer More Traffic

The HRBT Expansion Could Engineer More Traffic

Everyone in Norfolk shares the experience of being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, cursing the traffic engineers who didn't build the road wide enough. Now, people are getting their wish - the HRBT is getting...

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