For the fifth year, visitors of all ages are encouraged to start the New Year on the right foot with a First Day Hike Jan. 1 in a Virginia State Park. Parking is free, and all 36 parks will offer at least one guided hike in addition to... Read more
  According to the Associated Press on Dec. 9, Fredericksburg authorities plan a gun give-back event. Fredericksburg’s police department and its sheriff’s office will sponsor their second gun give-back initiative Saturday. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at police headquarters, gun owners can turn in any unwanted firearms for... Read more
  2016 High School Essay Contest Explores a School’s Right to Access Students’ Secrets Is it OK for school administrators to go undercover or use false identities to dig out secret information from students’ social media pages? What if that information includes a test stolen from the school? A... Read more
    By Matt Chaney Two Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly said Monday they plan to sponsor legislation to address what they described as a “student debt crisis.” Marcus Simon and Sen. Janet Howell, both of Northern Virginia, said the state needs new laws to regulate... Read more
By Shuran Huang Xiaomin Wu, who is from Wuhan, China, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May with a master’s degree in information systems. But she hasn’t left VCU. Instead, she now works in the provost’s office as a business intelligence analyst. “When I was doing the job hunting,... Read more
During her eight years as a senator, Hillary Clinton was part of a small but growing club of Democratic women. They gathered for monthly off-the-record dinners, shared a tiny ladies’ room just off the Senate floor and looked out for each other. They also shared dinners in DC and... Read more
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need. Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood... Read more
Only two weeks remain before the December 15 enrollment deadline Over two million consumers selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace as of Nov. 28, 2015, including 86,908 in Virginia. “Americans who need health coverage starting January 1st have just two weeks remaining before the December 15 enrollment... Read more
By Rachel Williams – Capitol News Service Beside a budget hotel in the West End section of Henrico County is an American-style restaurant. There’s a patch of dead vegetables and wilting herbs in the back parking lot. People walk in and out of the dimly lit space. They probably... Read more
It’s hard to find a simpler, yet more personal way to decorate your home for the holidays than with fresh evergreen trimmings from your yard or garden. “You can use all types of evergreens to make your own swag,” said Augusta County horticulturist Mark Viette, who appears on Virginia... Read more