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Past articles by Brendan:

Portsmouth JV Basketball coach posed as player: School system

The game was played on Jan. 21 against Nansemond River High in Suffolk. The school system says no Churchland administrators were in attendance for the game. → Read More

VA to begin to process all PACT Act claims in the new year

The PACT Act expands healthcare and benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service. → Read More

Negative publicity can harm Portsmouth's economy, expert says

"I think the political turmoil has had some real costs for the city of Portsmouth," said James V. Koch, an economist and former president of Old Dominion University. → Read More

Norfolk sets action plan to curb violence in entertainment districts after Granby St. shooting

The shooting on March 26 took the lives of 25-year old Devon Harris and 25-year old Sierra Jenkins, who was a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot. → Read More

Virginia laws increasing minimum wage, auto insurance requirements take effect Jan. 1

Several new laws will take effect in Virginia on Jan 1., including one increasing the minimum wage to $11-per hour. → Read More

Attorney, Sentara quiet over Dr. Marik's hospital suspension

Marik's attorney told News 3 Monday Marik found out Saturday when he reported to work that his hospital privileges had been suspended for 14-days at the hospital. → Read More

Campaigns for Virginia governor go negative in final weeks

Experts say they can be effective in lessening enthusiasm for an opponent, but they can also backfire. → Read More

Gov. Northam to announce Return to Earn grant program

Gov. Northam is announcing a program called Return to Earn on Friday afternoon at the Oceanfront. → Read More

Early voting ends Saturday in Virginia primaries

More than 80,000 people have voted early in ahead of Virginia's primaries on Tuesday. → Read More

Live now: Windsor NAACP responds to traffic stop incident involving Army Lieutenant

Windsor police tried to pull him over because they said he didn't have a rear licensed plate displayed. Nazario said he drove into a well-lit area to pull over but the officers thought it was a high risk traffic stop. → Read More

8 people shot, 2 dead after shootings at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Multiple people have been shot at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, according to Virginia Beach Police. → Read More

Special prosecutor examining actions of former Virginia Beach city employee

Bob Matthias retired from the city on January 1 after serving as assistant to the city manager. → Read More

Local health districts, state lawmakers try to speed up vaccine rollout

Portsmouth ranks last among the seven cities of Hampton Roads when it comes to vaccinating people. → Read More

Virginians 65 and older eligible for vaccine in next phase of rollout

In an effort to speed up the vaccine rollout, Virginians 65 and older will now be eligible to be vaccinated during Phase 1b. → Read More

Sports betting to officially begin in Virginia in coming weeks

Sports betting will officially begin in Virginia in the next few weeks, according to Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. → Read More

Local and national food insecurity is on the rise this Thanksgiving

The group Feeding America is estimating the percentage of people on the Peninsula who are food insecure has risen from about 11-percent to now nearly 15-percent. → Read More

Polling once again criticized during 2020 election

Just like in 2016, the polling leading up to the election is facing criticism. → Read More

When to expect results on Election Night

With more than 92 million people voting, political analysts expect the reporting of results to be different this year on Election Night. → Read More

Will there be lines to vote in-person on Election Day?

So far in the city, more than 100,000 people have voted by mail or in-person. Does that mean there won't be lines on Election Day? → Read More

Elaine Luria and Scott Taylor meet for second debate

Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her challenger Scott Taylor are meeting for their second debate on Thursday afternoon. → Read More