Hundreds of thousands of Virginians will discover this week, perhaps to their surprise, that someone is tracking their voting records.
Despite court prodding and changes in state election laws, 16 Virginia localities have failed to meet a deadline to allow absentee ballots of military personnel serving overseas to be counted on time.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will urge the General Assembly to appropriate an additional $58.7 million in undergraduate financial aid over the next two years to offset the decrease in state support that has resulted in higher tuition.
Four of six Stonewall Jackson High School students accused of arranging pieces of sod into racist symbols will appeal the Prince William County school district’s recommended punishment at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday night, said Rae Roach, mother of two of the students.
After an investment of four years and $1.6 million, the Albemarle County Planning Commission voted 4-2 on Tuesday to endorse Places29, a master plan for future development and transportation projects along the U.S. 29 corridor north of Charlottesville.
The clues are: Ice and snow cover 98 percent of it, it is used mostly for scientific research and it is home to seals, penguins and whales.
Alexandria has received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department to continue and expand anti-gang efforts in the community.
Rep. Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly, D-11th, asked U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu for $5 million for the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and got it.
A proposal under consideration by the Virginia Supreme Court to keep juries anonymous in all criminal trials has been withdrawn.
- Proposed jury secrecy rule revised | The Virginia Lawyers Weekly Blog
- Anonymous jurors, part IV | FOI Blog
A court ruling is still pending in the civil case of a former police officer seeking the right to appeal his termination.
The new top federal prosecutor for Western Virginia said Tuesday that his goals include working to prevent crime before the perpetrators reach the district’s courtrooms.
The newly sworn U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia says he hopes to still handle a few cases, despite his administrative role as the top federal lawyer west of the Blue Ridge.
The Supreme Court of Virginia probably thinks it has written enough on slip and fall cases that Garlick v. Safeway, Record No. 082469, doesn’t merit more than an unpublished order reinstating a case that had been dismissed on a motion to strike.
The Supreme Court of Virginia has revised Whitehead v. Commonwealth but hardly in a way that addresses concerns raised by the attorney general’s office.
Hampton Roads’ jobless rate inched up to 6.7 percent in September as high school and college students struggled to find after-school work, the Virginia Employment Commission said Wednesday.
ISLE OF WIGHT — The region is projected to lose an additional 2,400 jobs and $27 million in tax revenue when International Paper Corp. shuts down its operation in southern Isle of Wight County next spring.
International Paper, the world’s biggest wood products company, said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit more than doubled as a huge federal tax credit more than offset falling sales of cardboard box materials.
A U.S. Marine corporal will spend eight years in prison for his role in two robberies that netted $10.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has told a Richmond woman it’s taking her land, but she says the department refuses to pay her what it’s worth.
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer will be in town today to discuss three improvement projects.
Two bridges carrying motorists across Bear Creek on Route 617, or Flowing Springs Road, and Route 622, or Bear Creek Road, are among the five in Smyth County set for repairs paid for with stimulus dollars.
Several cities have suspended school-based clinics for the swine flu vaccine this week because they have run out of the vaccine and are awaiting more doses.
A new plan for court space in Fredericksburg would cost more than $15 million less than the plan City Council members were looking at this time last year.
A controversial dredging feasibility study for the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir will go forward.
VIRGINIA BEACH The City Council voted 9-1 on Tuesday to renew City Manager Jim Spore’s contract for two more years.
VERONA — The grand jury directly indicted the former Augusta County information technology director Monday after county property was reportedly found inside his home, according to information provided by the sheriff’s office.
Two advocacy groups for the disabled filed suit this week asking the court to stop the state’s plan to rebuild Southeastern Virginia Training Center in Chesapeake.
The City Council considered ways to spend and to save money during Tuesday’s work session at City Hall.
POQUOSON – Despite growing indications that the economic recession may be easing, Poquoson’s city manager has suggested a “train wreck analogy” may be apt in describing his concerns over the next fiscal year’s budget.
Tuesday marked a new chapter for the Roanoke Valley’s libraries.
An infusion of grant money is allowing one local church to let the area’s neediest residents come in for a visit and leave with batches of freshly cleaned clothes.