This week’s news (in review!)

This week: debt ceilings, burlesque, and bicycles.


Another in a list that stretches from to infinity and beyond: Virginia’s outdated ABC laws shut down the Richmond Varietease burlesque performances at the Canal Club.


The Cardinals traded Spider alum, and four year NFL running back, Tim Hightower to the Washington Redskins. I’m not sure whether to get excited or feel sad for the guy.

The City of Richmond awarded a “brand development strategy” job for the Department of Economic Development to a Denver marketing firm. This raised the eyebrows (and hackles) of some of the City’s creative folk. Keep in mind that with the procurement process still ongoing there is a lot of information that we just don’t have.


After week of posturing by just about everyone involved President Obama and Congress finally agreed on a way to increase the debt ceiling.


Thursday morning three juveniles visiting Virginia Tech for a summer camp reported they saw “a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.” No one matching that description was ever found. That, however, didn’t prevent the twitterspace from blowing up and spreading rumors. Sigh.


The City of Richmond hired a “bicycle, pedestrian, and trails coordinator.” This has the potential to be a Big Deal and will hopefully move Richmond towards a more bikeable/walkable future.

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Ross Catrow

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