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Here’s what the Virginia business community is watching on Super Tuesday

As Virginia voters head to the polls, the commonwealth’s Chamber of Commerce CEO says business leaders are looking for candidates who will invest in the nation’s infrastructure and defense industry “without a lot of over-regulation.”

“Virginia business owners are interested in a very stable national business climate. They’re interested in one where they understand the rules for business. They are interested in investments in infrastructure for the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, Virginia Chamber of Commerce CEO. 

Virginia’s economy is tied to the federal government more than most other states. The region is filled with federal employees, contractors and others whose jobs are connected to the workings of Washington. 

“Virginia consistently ranks in the top five in terms of per capita federal spending,” said Bob McNab, an economics professor at Old Dominion University. McNab analyzed the Virginia economy in the 2019 State of the Commonwealth report.

“Virginia has a somewhat symbiotic

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I just started playing the wildly popular game ‘Animal Crossing’ that has taken over the internet, and I’m convinced it’s the perfect way to escape COVID-19 lockdown life

Animal Crossing New Horizons

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons”/Nintendo

  • “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the latest installment in Nintendo’s popular life simulator franchise, and it’s a much needed escape from everyday life.

  • The game takes you away to a deserted island, where your top priorities are building a new home, making friends, and exploring.

  • As people are staying home more than ever and socially distancing themselves from friends and loved ones, “Animal Crossing” provides a sense of simplicity, social connection, and routine. 

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons” finally launched on Friday after much anticipation, and the timing could not have been better. 

As the coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life for many people across the United States and around the world, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” brings a sense of normality, routine, and social connection that’s sorely lacking for many in this moment.

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Easter Bunny Origins – The Fascinating History of the Easter Bunny

Every year on Easter, legend has it that a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature comes to deliver festive baskets full of treats, toys, and delicious candy to children — and even lays colorful eggs for them to find! Among other Easter traditions like hot cross buns and egg hunts, the Easter Bunny has long been a well-known and popular symbol associated with the religious holiday — but have you ever wondered about the Easter Bunny’s origins, and how exactly the cute, fluffy woodland creature became such a prevalent symbol of Easter?

Surprisingly, there’s a lot of history behind the mythical story of an egg-bearing rabbit on Easter Sunday (and it’s not just because he’s cute!). The Easter Bunny actually has a long and deeply rooted history in the Christian holiday — and even in pagan traditions. Here’s what to know about the fascinating origins of the Easter Bunny before you welcome

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Census outreach shifts amid virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knocking on doors in a neighborhood filled with new residents from Puerto Rico.

Across the U.S., the coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to participate in the count, which determines how much federal money goes to communities. The outbreak and subsequent orders by states and cities to stay home and avoid other people came just as the census ramped up for most Americans two weeks ago.

On Saturday, the Census Bureau announced it was going to continue to suspend its 2020 census field operations for another two weeks to April 15.

That leaves thousands of advocates, officials and others

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