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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...
  • Free workshops help you garden with better success

     Free workshops help you garden with better success
    The secret to success with a happy, healthy yard is knowing what to do and what not to do. The methods you use should be based on scientific research, not marketing campaigns that push products. Virginia Cooperative Extension workshops offer some of the...
  • Family suspects defective drywall caused death

    Family suspects defective drywall caused death
    JAMES CITY — They moved to James City County from Connecticut one day four years ago in a vehicle caravan, Jeff and Susann Tierney followed by the couple's elderly parents. The Tierneys had just retired. They wanted to move to the Williamsburg...
  • 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...
  • 52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals

    52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals
    Schools statewide slipped in meeting federal No Child Left Behind Act achievement goals, with 40 percent not making adequate yearly progress, or AYP, this year. Results, based on pass rates on state tests, were released Thursday by the Virginia Department...