Saturday, April 20, 2024

ICYMI: MLK Memorial, churches and LGBTQ, pot arrests and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

Old plans, new life

The memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Downtown Williamsburg is finally making headway after decades since the idea was first conceived. READ MORE

City moves forward on decades-old plans for MLK memorial

Churches and LGBTQ

While finding a religious organization can be a life-changing event for many, it can be a struggle for members of the LGBTQ community. READ MORE

LGBTQ or bust: Some churches say it’s worth splitting for

Mental health series

A mental health survey from June 2018 reported to Virginia’s Compensation Board nearly 8,000 inmates in the state were identified as having a mental illness that month. READ MORE

Medicating with discipline: How VPRJ tends to its mentally ill (Free read)


It looks like a new set of retail shops on Monticello Avenue will no longer be coming to fruition. READ MORE

No-go for new retail shops on Monticello Avenue

Pot cases in the Historic Triangle

African Americans only make up roughly 20 percent of the population in Virginia yet they are arrested on average three times more frequently than white residents for marijuana possession. READ MORE

Pot cases in the Historic Triangle mirrors state: Blacks may be the minority, but they get arrested more

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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