(ABC7) MGMonline – Several police departments are investigating a series of break-ins and burglaries at gun stores in the Richmond, Va. area. Police say three separate break-ins have occurred on March 21 where numerous handguns were stolen. Police believe all three burglaries are related. The three locations are: Hopkins... Read more
Virginia Department of Forestry – Escalated fire weather conditions will be present over the Commonwealth of Virginia today and Thursday. “Strong, dry winds will combine with above-normal temperatures and low relative humidity to increase the potential for fast-spreading wildfires,” said John Miller, director of resource protection for the Virginia... Read more
By Grant Smith – Capital News Service A score of environmental activists practiced their putting Wednesday outside the headquarters of the state Department of Environmental Quality, highlighting the recent controversy over Dominion Virginia Power’s paying for DEQ Director David Paylor’s trip to the Masters golf tournament in 2013. The protesters,... Read more
Virginia’s lawmakers passed a bill which will allow for the eventual production and distribution of low THC marijuana oils in the Commonwealth. After lengthy discussions and negotiations in both houses, SB701, Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; permitting of pharmaceutical processors to manufacture and provide, passed the House of Delegates unanimously on... Read more
By Grant Smith Capital News Service:  If the governor adds his signature, Virginians could be fined $100 for smoking in a car in the presence of children. The Senate joined the House by giving final approval to a bill that would make smoking in a motor vehicle with passengers younger... Read more
By Rachel Beatrice – Capital News Service Bicycling advocates are happy that legislators have killed a bill requiring all bicyclists under 18 to wear helmets in Virginia. Helmets can keep riders safe, but mandatory helmet laws are counterproductive, according to the Virginia Bicycling Federation. “While the Virginia Bicycling Federation encourages... Read more
By James Miessler – Capital News Service The black vulture of Virginia has found itself in the crosshairs of legislation passed by the Senate this week. Senate Bill 37, sponsored by Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Grayson, would authorize the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to make agreements with... Read more
On February 2, 2016 Virginia Parents for Medical Marijuana will hold a Press Conference at 11:15 am in front of the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond.   The group, composed of parents and their children with intractable epilepsy, will be in Richmond to lobby members of the Assembly... Read more
Legislative Showdown Looms Over Guns   By Rachel Beatrice and Matt Chaney, Capital News Service The political battle over guns in Virginia is shifting to the state Capitol as the General Assembly convenes Wednesday for its 2016 session. The state’s leading Democrats fired the latest shots: In October, Gov. Terry... Read more
The Virginia Senate this week has decided to move the public’s business farther from the public. The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are disappointed by Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment’s action to refuse... Read more