• Monday February 01st, 2016 CDC
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – University officials in Virginia say a College of William and Mary student contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America over winter break. The university said in a news release Saturday that the student is expected to recover and isn’t currently experiencing symptoms. The school also said that after consulting with its own health and wellness team and the Centers for Disease ...
  • Monday February 01st, 2016 menhaden
    A pair of Virginia House of Delegates bills designed to change how menhaden fishing is controlled in the US have been shot down in the General Assembly, reports Pilot Online. HB150 and 151 were tabled in the Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Chesapeake sub-committee. Only two delegates voted to have the bills advanced. One was designed to turn the menhaden fishery over to the Virginia ...
  • Friday January 29th, 2016 gavin-grimm
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments Wednesday in a potentially landmark case revolving around a transgender 16-year-old’s request to use the boys’ bathroom at school. Gavin Grimm and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the Gloucester County School Board, and it marks the first time a federal appeals court will rule on transgender students’ bathroom rights, MSNBC reported. Grimm ...
  • Friday January 29th, 2016 ransome
    RICHMOND, VA – Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday outlined their legislative agenda to prevent domestic violence by enacting tougher penalties for chronic and repeat offenders and empowering victims. Delegates Dave Albo (R-Fairfax), Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Rob Bell (R-Albemarle), Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), and Margaret Ransone (R-Westmoreland) held a press conference highlighting the proposed legislation. The legislators introduced a number of bills to ...
  • Friday January 29th, 2016 mcauliffe-2
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers have reached a deal that strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states. McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said the governor is willing to walk back a new reciprocity policy set to be implemented by Attorney General Mark Herring ...
  • Thursday January 28th, 2016 dominion2
    RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Enrollment for Project Plant It!, the free environmental education program created by Dominion Resources, is now open to more elementary-aged children, including school students, scouts or others, across the regions served by the company. A hallmark of the program is the distribution of free redbud tree seedlings in honor of Arbor Day. Those interested in participating can register by ...
  • Thursday January 28th, 2016 Mark-Herring
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Some Virginia lawmakers are hoping to undo Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to revoke the state’s concealed handgun permit agreements with more than two dozen states. The Democratic attorney general announced last month that Virginia will no longer recognize the concealed handgun permits of 25 states he says don’t have strong enough protections. The new policy goes into effect on Monday. But WVIR-TV ...
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