Local Government http://wvtf.org en What Does the Future Hold for the New River Valley? http://wvtf.org/post/what-does-future-hold-new-river-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What will it be like to live in the New River Valley over the next twenty years?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, that depends on what happens now that a 3 year study on livability in the </span>NRV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is complete and ready to be acted upon. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:58:50 +0000 Robbie Harris 17448 at http://wvtf.org What Does the Future Hold for the New River Valley? Mental Health Report Addresses Accountability http://wvtf.org/post/mental-health-report-addresses-accountability <p>There’s new information on the state of the mental health system in Virginia.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report issued by the state’s inspector general reveals that Virginia is spending millions of dollars annually to house mental health patients who no longer qualify or need state care.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the latest report by the Office of the State Inspector General, there are mental health patients occupying beds that could otherwise be used by people requiring emergency or long-term psychiatric care.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:40:58 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 17447 at http://wvtf.org Mental Health Report Addresses Accountability State of Emergency: What Does It Mean? http://wvtf.org/post/state-emergency-what-does-it-mean <p style="margin-left:.25in;">The season’s first major snow storm is well on its way and as a result, Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.25in;">A state of emergency means that state agencies are at the ready to assist local governments, and provide a quick response wherever and whenever they are needed in the state.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:46:38 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 17163 at http://wvtf.org State of Emergency: What Does It Mean? All Aboard for Roanoke http://wvtf.org/post/all-aboard-roanoke <p>Officials with the Department of Rail and Public transportation and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement to extend Amtrak service from Lynchburg to Roanoke.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor McDonnell says last year’s transportation funding plan was instrumental in funding the return of intercity passenger rail service to the Star City for the first time in more than 30 years.&nbsp; State Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma Drake says the agreement is a big step forward</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:13:31 +0000 Beverly Amsler 15734 at http://wvtf.org All Aboard for Roanoke VaNews for 09.16.13 http://wvtf.org/post/vanews-091613 <p>Plans for a tract of land near Williamsburg and the Fairfax County Library's new strategic plan have been causing controversy.</p><p>Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s <a href="http://www.vpap.org/vanews">VaNews</a><a href="http://www.vpap.org/vanews"> link.</a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:43:03 +0000 Fred Echols 10555 at http://wvtf.org VaNews for 09.16.13