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  • Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania

    Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania
    A controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is getting some new support. The Virginia General Assembly passed a similar measure last night that is fueling talks about Pennsylvania's proposed bill. This bill is...
  • Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds

    Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds
    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...
  • 10 Peninsula women who made a difference

    10 Peninsula women who made a difference
    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions are sometimes overlooked or obscured. Here are ten women who contributed to the physical, spiritual and cultural growth of this community. Some managed to make a mark on the world....
  • Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote

    Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote
    Eight Virginia health groups, from pediatricans to the Virginia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are urging theĀ  General Assembly to reject the governor’s amendment restricting access to psychiatric medications for those on...
  • 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 Gov. Bob McDonnell visits NASA Wallops amid feud with Florida

    Gov. Bob McDonnell took a break Monday from back-to-back energy conferences in Richmond to visit the Eastern Shore. His destination: NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Interesting timing considering Virginia officials are feuding with Florida’s...
  • Virginia and Florida spar over human spaceflight, aircraft carrier

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Already sparring over an aircraft carrier, Florida and Virginia have locked horns on another issue: human spaceflight. NASA announced in July that it would order an environmental review of Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's...
  • Md., Va. governors compete nationally, but play nice at home

    Md., Va. governors compete nationally, but play nice at home
    Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia made no secret about who he thought should win Maryland's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. It wasn't Martin O'Malley. Yet two months after O'Malley, a Democrat, sailed to victory, McDonnell showed up in...
  • 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...
  • Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation

    Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation
    HAMPTON Fifteen years ago, in a 10-by-10-foot room in Newport News, Nancy Davenport-Ennis went to work to help breast cancer patients get a fair shake from their insurance companies. She was motivated by the death of her friend Cheryl Grimmel, whose...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: Keep uranium mining ban

    Gov. Bob McDonnell asked the Virginia General Assembly to keep in place a ban on uranium mining. “I have asked them not to take any action this session to allow us time to further evaluate the law and science concerning the mining of uranium, so...