| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:55 PM
At some point over the next six to eight weeks, a bunch of people you may — or may not — remember voting into office are going to sit down with some phone-book-sized documents and consider whether to make your monthly house payment or annual...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The 2014 Virginia Poetry Festival, scheduled for May 16 and 17 in Williamsburg, is now open for registration.
The event will feature workshops by Jim Peterson, Henry Hart, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Bill Glose, as well as readings by J. Ron Smith,...
| Apr 9, 2014
Birds and herbs in April
Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon – nesting and feeding baby birds.
It's part of the magic of the spring season, an annual ritual that never grows old or boring.
Why do birds nest where they do – in...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:49 PM
More than one in four adults in York and James City counties are obese and fewer than one in five exercise on a regular basis, but those two counties still rank as the healthiest on the Peninsula. The counties also rank among the 10 healthiest...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Almost 400,000 additional Virginians would be eligible for Medicaid coverage, the federal-state health program, under the Affordable Care Act's guidelines for expansion. Thousands of those are Peninsula residents.
The ACA expansion allows those...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
More than 9,000 residents of Newport News and 6,000 in Hampton would qualify for health coverage under the expanded Medicaid guidelines allowed by the Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis released this week by the Richmond-based nonprofit, The...
| Feb 9, 2014
I am heartbroken after reading the Daily Press series on the mentally ill in jail.
It shows the tremendous suffering of the mentally ill in an isolation cell when treatment...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival is bringing some top-flight musical acts to the region for 2014 including jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, piano master Chick Corea, banjo wizard Bela Fleck, retro-music specialists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Police drummer Stewart...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Warhill High is searching for a new head football coach. The search marks the third time the school will fill the position this year.
Obie Boykin, who served as interim coach for the 2013 season, said that he did not resign but was told by school...