| Mar 22, 2013
— 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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
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.
| Aug 6, 2013
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:22 PM
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....
| Apr 20, 2013
— 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,...
| Oct 21, 2013
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,...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:49 PM
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...
| May 19, 2011
| 5:56 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:29 PM
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...