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What’s driving evictions in Richmond?

Richmond has the second-highest eviction rate in the United States, and five of the top 10 cities in the country with the highest eviction rates are in Virginia, according to an analysis of millions of eviction court cases by the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

A narrow plurality of 49 percent of Virginians agree that the benefits outweigh the incentives to bring half of Amazon HQ2 to Northern Virginia. (Map graphic by Amazon)

Virginians narrowly support public investment to land Amazon HQ2

Just under half of Virginians say bringing one of Amazon’s second headquarters to the state will create more benefits than the investment costs, while 41 percent believe the state is investing too much in the deal, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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