| Aug 6, 2013
Last week, the state hired a dementia services coordinator to fill a brand new position funded by the General Assembly as part of Virginia's Dementia State Plan.
Charlotte Arbogast is a former policy analyst for the Department of Health, a former...
| Mar 22, 2013
— The unlikely meeting that took place Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Courthouse said a lot about Navy veteran Ted Olsen, both the good and the bad.
In November, Olsen, 38, landed in jail after being accused of a vandalism spree in his Virginia...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.
The Republican governor added the amendment to health reform legislation that passed the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Veteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday.
"When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Delegate Anne Crockett-Stark won't run for a fifth term in the General Assembly. Crockett-Stark made the announcement Wednesday.
Crockett-Stark was elected in 2005 as a Republican. Her district includes Carroll, Wythe and Smyth counties.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Starting July 1st, texting while driving will be a primary offense; you can be pulled over if an officer suspects you of doing it.
The big question: is it enforceable?
The short answer, it's going to be tough.
The ban on texting while driving...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. "You'll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick," said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:40 PM
A market analysis study that looks at the economic sustainability of a multiuse stadium in Fredericksburg, Va., was unveiled Monday, and concludes that there is a demand for such a facility there, according to a Fredericksburg Economic Development...
| May 1, 2013
Elected officials should trust the judgment of voters
To the editor:
The 2013 legislative session at the West Virginia State House was not yet completed when another delegate quietly approached me at my desk in the chamber of the West Virginia House...
| Apr 20, 2013
— When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell.
The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:56 PM
All six Eastern Panhandle Republican members of the West Virginia House of Delegates voted against a bill that requires central office administrators to substitute for absent teachers three days a year.
Senate Bill 80 was sent Tuesday to Gov. Earl Ray...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Lacey Putney has served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else, but in the beginning a long legislative career wasn't part of the plan.
"My law practice was just getting under way and I didn't think that I could afford to be away from...