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  • Recent court cases address disputes over open records laws

    Recent court cases address disputes over open records laws
    When Virginians are denied access to public documents, they sometimes must take their fight to court. Three recent cases — two in the Virginia Supreme Court, one in the U.S. Supreme Court — highlight the public's right to information under...
  • Public records law says access should be easy

    Students and school districts are not the only ones who receive letter grades on their performance. Localities and states are graded on transparency and citizen access to public information. The Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization...
  • Asking for public information may cost you

    Robert Holloway, a York County resident, has been chasing public records since 2006, initially because of concerns about silt runoff into the Poquoson River and now because he likes to see what his county is doing. He regularly submits requests for a...
  • Gloucester County earns award for website transparency

    Gloucester County is one of 19 local cities, counties and school districts in Virginia and 247 across the nation to receive an award for its transparent government website. The "Sunny Award" is from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization...
  • Open meetings are about public access and accountability

    Open meetings are about public access and accountability
    Virginia's Freedom of Information Act is blunt about public meetings. It ensures "free entry to meetings of public bodies wherein the business of the public is conducted." And while the 45-year-old law allows some exemptions – notably when the...
  • Bright and bold ornamental plants add dose of sunshine to Hampton Roads gardens

    Nine shrubs and groundcovers with various shades of yellow and gold foliage -- all meant to brighten the garden -- are featured in this year's Beautiful Gardens lineup for Virginia gardeners. Since 2009, the plant introduction program has tested and...
  • Virginia Living Museum: Birdhouses, bird counts and bird fun all this spring

    Virginia Living Museum: Birdhouses, bird counts and bird fun all this spring
    March 15 is the deadline to enter the For the Birds Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum, according to a museum news release. “Hampton Roads has a wealth of native birds that use birdhouses to nest. We’re...
  • Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events

    Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events
    Feb. 16 is your chance to take a nice nature walk in upper York County and  James City County. Both nature walks encompass information about bluebirds, which are beginning to look for nesting places, so you can learn how to attract bluebirds to your own...
  • Don't let the bedbugs bite

    Don't let the bedbugs bite
    Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune. On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
  • Gloucester checks in with 6 percent growth last decade

     
    Gloucester gained 2,078 residents over the last decade, according to the 2010 census results. The county's population is set at 36,858, up from 34,780 in 2000, according to census results posted on the Virginia Public Access Project. The 6 percent......
  • Gloucester fires causes `suspicious' and under investigation

     
    Fires that erupted around Gloucester over the weekend charred more than 1,500 acres and damaged homes, outbuildings, hunting lodges, boats, vehicles and other property. At the height of Saturday's conflagration between Starvation and Island roads in the...