| Jan 12, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Virginia lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol for the 2011 session of the General Assembly. Both the House of Delegates and the State Senate convened at noon Wednesday, with two new members from western Virginia taking their seats.
| Jan 12, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Willard Finney, a former delegate from Franklin County died Monday.
A Franklin County native, Finney represented the 9th District in the House of Delegates for more than a decade. It was the same seat his father and grandfather held. He also practiced...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Delegate Mark L Keam (D)introduced ,HB2443, a second bill to allow some form of hunting on Sunday. Del. Keam has already introduced HB2442 that would allow Sunday hunting throughout the Commonwealth.
The new bill would “allow persons to hunt deer...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 2:50 PM
You still won't be issued a ticket just for texting while driving. A senate bill (SB 1042) didn't make it past the Virginia House of Delegates.
Most people will tell you: they know texting while driving isn't safe. Local police wouldn't comment, but the...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:18 PM
She died almost 60 years ago, but her cells lived on, fostering medical breakthroughs and saving lives. On Tuesday, Henrietta Lacks was honored by the Virginia General Assembly.
Two of her sons and two granddaughters stood in the gallery of the House...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:07 PM
After more than 40 years in the classroom, Virginia Tech Professor and Civil War scholar Bud Robertson will retire from teaching June first.
Robertson was recognized Friday on the floor of the House of Delegates.
He has written or edited more than 20...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 11:39 AM
There's a new place to get cancer treatment in Virginia, and it carries a famous name.
The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center is the latest addition to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
The facility is named after former state...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 5:22 PM
It took them an extra 24 hours, but state lawmakers approved amendments to the two-year, 80-billion dollar budget Sunday night. They also delivered a surprising conclusion to the 2011 regular session of the General Assembly.
After days of delay and...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:12 AM
Twenty-five new jobs are coming to Danville.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that CBN Secure Technologies, Inc. plans to expand operations at its Danville facility.
The $1.1 million project will add 25 new jobs.
“Virginia is a...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned the 2012 regular session shortly before 10PM Saturday night. Lawmakers immediately convened a special session to deal with the two year spending plan. Budget negotiators are due to return on March...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
During the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a Virginia General Assembly bill requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. Now, Senate Democrats are calling for funding for the...