VDOE: New Testing Rules and Standards Impact SOL Results

VDOE: New Testing Rules and Standards Impact SOL Results

Amid new testing rules and standards, statewide averages show more students passing math, but not other subjects on the standards of learning tests.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 11:50 AM EDT by John Early
Virginia ABC Exceeds $1 Billion in Total Revenue

Virginia ABC Exceeds $1 Billion in Total Revenue

Virginia ABC announced another recordbreaking year, with fiscal year 2019 revenue in excess of $1 billion, up $71.8 million over the previous year.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 9:15 AM EDT by John Early
New Lawsuit Filed Over Mountain Valley Pipeline

New Lawsuit Filed Over Mountain Valley Pipeline

Conservation groups have launched a new lawsuit aimed at the Mountain Valley Pipeline over its impacts on threatened and endangered species.

Police Investigating Threat Against NAACP's Richmond Chapter

Police Investigating Threat Against NAACP's Richmond Chapter

Police in Virginia are investigating a report that somebody left a threatening message on the voicemail for the Richmond chapter of the NAACP.

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 4:26 PM EDT
Virginia Awarded $3 Million to Upgrade 911 Call Centers

Virginia Awarded $3 Million to Upgrade 911 Call Centers

On Friday, August 9, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $3 million in grant funding to Virginia to upgrade 911 call centers to NG911 capabilities.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 8:38 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Freitas to Run Write-in Campaign in House District 30

Freitas to Run Write-in Campaign in House District 30

30th District state Delegate Nick Freitas is planning a potentially expensive write-in campaign for re-election.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 1:38 PM EDT by John Early
Northam Releases Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment & Draft Strategic Plan

Northam Releases Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment & Draft Strategic Plan

Public comment now being solicited for feedback on draft Strategic Plan to strengthen school readiness in the Commonwealth.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 4:42 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Virginia May Alter Rules to Better Report Electric Scooter Incidents

Virginia May Alter Rules to Better Report Electric Scooter Incidents

Virginia is exploring the option of adding "electric scooters" as a category on crash data reports to better track accidents.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 2:57 PM EDT by John Early & Moriah Davis
Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. Named Among School Top Districts in Virginia

Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. Named Among School Top Districts in Virginia

Albemarle County and Charlottesville public school systems are among the top districts in the state, according to national assessment organization.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 12:45 PM EDT by John Early
Virginia Health Officials Find 7 Sites with Legionella Germs

Virginia Health Officials Find 7 Sites with Legionella Germs

Virginia health officials say they've found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease at seven locations in one county, including schools and a hospital.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 1:27 PM EDT
Virginia Regulators Partially Deny Dominion Request for Bill Hike

Virginia Regulators Partially Deny Dominion Request for Bill Hike

Virginia regulators have rejected Dominion Energy's request to make its customers pay for long-term upgrades at power plants the company knew had a short working life.

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 9:02 AM EDT
Virginia Public School System Lifts Teacher Drug Tests

Virginia Public School System Lifts Teacher Drug Tests

A public school system in Richmond, Virginia, says starting next school year, they'll no longer require educators to take a drug test before being allowed to teach.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 11:10 AM EDT
Senators Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Halt 'Cruel Treatment' of Children at the Border

Senators Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Halt 'Cruel Treatment' of Children at the Border

U.S. Sens. Warner and Kaine joined Sens. Merkley and Schumer in introducing legislation to put an end to the Trump Administration’s treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 10:00 AM EDT by John Early
General Assembly's Gun Control Session Ends Without Decision, Sen. Kaine Weighs-In

General Assembly's Gun Control Session Ends Without Decision, Sen. Kaine Weighs-In

Senator Tim Kaine is frustrated by the inaction from the General Assembly on gun control measures.

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 9:56 AM EDT by Moriah Davis
Special Session to Debate Gun Laws Adjourned, Pushed to November

Special Session to Debate Gun Laws Adjourned, Pushed to November

Virginia lawmakers held a special session in Richmond Tuesday to debate and vote on new gun laws, but within two hours Republicans moved to adjourn, pushing things off until November.

Friday, July 12th 2019, 9:43 AM EDT by Henry Graff
Albemarle Co. Dog Dies After Contracting Bacterial Disease from Rivanna River

Albemarle Co. Dog Dies After Contracting Bacterial Disease from Rivanna River

Unite the Right Rally Organizer Jason Kessler Files Another Federal Lawsuit Against Charlottesville

Unite the Right Rally Organizer Jason Kessler Files Another Federal Lawsuit Against Charlottesville

C'Ville Activist Files $400,000 Lawsuit Against City, Police Over 2017 Unite the Right Rally

C'Ville Activist Files $400,000 Lawsuit Against City, Police Over 2017 Unite the Right Rally

Pausing to Remember Heather Heyer on Anniversary of Violent Unite the Right Rally

Pausing to Remember Heather Heyer on Anniversary of Violent Unite the Right Rally

UVA Center for Politics Director Weighs-In on Latest Fundraising Numbers for 2020 Election

UVA Center for Politics Director Weighs-In on Latest Fundraising Numbers for 2020 Election

C'Ville Woman Creates Petition to Close Fourth Street Crossing to Vehicular Traffic

C'Ville Woman Creates Petition to Close Fourth Street Crossing to Vehicular Traffic

Heartbroken Madison Co. Family Says Sheriff's Department Did Not Do Enough, Wants Answers

Heartbroken Madison Co. Family Says Sheriff's Department Did Not Do Enough, Wants Answers

C'Ville Officials Share Safety Measures for August 11 & 12 Second Anniversary

C'Ville Officials Share Safety Measures for August 11 & 12 Second Anniversary