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  • Virginia hires coordinator for dementia services

    Virginia hires coordinator for dementia services
    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...
  • Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks

    Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks
    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...
  • Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen

    Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen
    — 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,...
  • General Assembly approves gas tax hike

    General Assembly approves gas tax hike
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects. The...
  • Slow recovery: A veteran who heard 'voices' works to get out of jail

    Slow recovery: A veteran who heard 'voices' works to get out of jail
    — 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...
  • Feds will run Virginia's health exchange at outset

    Feds will run Virginia's health exchange at outset
    Gov. Bob McDonnell has done an about-turn on the establishment of a state health benefits exchange in Virginia. In August 2010, just months after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," McDonnell set up the Virginia Health Reform...
  • 4th District: Forbes pushes for defense

    U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...
  • Question 6: Vote no to immorality

    Gov. Martin O'Malley won't tell Marylanders what he thinks marriage is, or how he came to support same-sex marriage, but he is certain "gender" is irrelevant to the marital relationship and the preservation of family and society. Even pagan Rome, which...
  • Baltimore drivers lose $1,800 a year to bad roads and congestion, report says

    Baltimore drivers lose $1,800 a year to bad roads and congestion, report says
    Bad roads and congestion cost Baltimore-area drivers nearly $1,800 a year in lost time, vehicle repairs and wasted gas, according to a study released Thursday by TRIP, a national transportation industry group. The report says two-thirds of the region'...
  • Mystery swirls around ports privatization robocalls

    Two pro-port privatization robocalls are floating around, and it's unclear who's behind them. We broke the story in this morning's Daily Press about a call that blasts Virginia International Terminals' outgoing CEO Joe Dorto for his high salary and...
  • Del. Harvey Morgan to make the rounds in Gloucester

     
    Del. Harvey Morgan has plans to meet late Monday afternoon with members of the Gloucester School Board and schools administrative staff and then walk across the street for a public forum. Morgan will meet with members of the Gloucester County School...