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State News October 27, 2017

By CHRIS MILLER and ALEX MANN Capital News Service   ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Twenty years ago this month, two intrepid young directors—including a Maryland native—and three little-known actors descended upon the state to film what they thought would be a small, low-budget film.  It was low-budget, but anything but... Read more


State News September 30, 2017

After firing up the onboard computer, the burly and bearded Minnesota native yanked the pull starter cable on his 6-horsepower Tohatsu motor. He twisted the the tiller-throttle into gear, lurching the custom-built 16-foot long, 8-foot wide cataraft boat up the Patuxent River and away from the pier at Jackson’s... Read more
WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced a $333,233 grant award for the Virginia State Department of Health to aid state efforts fighting against the opioid epidemic. The Center for Disease Control and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control awarded this grant to the Virginia State Department... Read more
By Mai-Lan Spiegel VCU Capital News Service RICHMOND – When a college student commits suicide, it can shake the campus to its core, as other students struggle with grief, perhaps guilt and a range of emotions. Beginning next school year, public colleges and universities in Virginia will have to... Read more
By Devon Eifel VCU Capital News Service RICHMOND – Suspension from school has long been linked to academic failure. Students are away from the classroom for up to several days, missing out on material taught in class and falling behind. Meanwhile, assignments pile up, making a difficult situation even... Read more
By Ben Burstein VCU Capital News Service With murals on buildings throughout the city and VCU constructing an arts center, it’s no secret that Richmond has a thriving arts scene. Once a month, that scene is on full display at Richmond’s First Fridays art walk. First Fridays takes advantage... Read more
The Virginia School Boards Association has released its 21st annual Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. This year’s directory of programs highlights successful projects related to innovative programs, school initiatives, and partnerships from 56 school divisions across the commonwealth. Three Chesterfield County Public... Read more
How did they vote? The voting record of elected members of the Virginia General Assembly.   Read more
By Jessica Samuels Capital News Service RICHMOND – Students in Virginia’s largest public school districts can continue enjoying summer vacation through the Labor Day weekend after a Senate panel killed a bill that would have allowed school districts to start classes earlier. House Bill 1983, which sought to end... Read more
By Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte Capital News Service RICHMOND – After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was... Read more