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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November

    Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November
    In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
  • 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,...
  • Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging

    Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging
    Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
  • History of the city of Williamsburg

    History of the city of Williamsburg
    Williamsburg is one of America?s first planned cities, laid out more than 300 years ago under Gov. Francis Nicholson. The design of this ?new and well-ordered city? covering 220 acres reflected its eminence on the continent as the capital of the largest...
  • Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park

    Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park
    HAMPTON — The Fort Monroe Authority has backed the creation of a national park at the historic landmark that would have a larger footprint than recommended by the National Park Service last year. But significant parts of Fort Monroe would not be...
  • Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson joins race for Harvey Morgan's seat

    Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 98th District seat being vacated by retiring Del. Harvey Morgan. Gibson is a former federal prosecutor and a former legal counsel for Virginia General Assembly...
  • Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play

    Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play
    After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday. Despite the governor's...
  • Virginia General Assembly to vote on implementing autism insurance coverage

    Virginia General Assembly to vote on implementing autism insurance coverage
    Last year the General Assembly passed legislation that would require insurance companies to cover behavioral health therapy for autistic children, ages 2 to 6, with a cap on annual coverage costs of $35,000. The measure was slated to go into effect...