It’s been over a year since the publication of a new book about Thomas Jefferson and his slaves. It won rave reviews from many parts of the country, but in Charlottesville the author is still attacked in certain circles.
A Virginia couple is at risk of losing $150,000 after challenging the state over the value of condemned land....and restaurant owner has run into some complications over a sign in a Norfolk historic district.
Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org .
Reaction to federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen’s ruling that struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was swift—with fervent discussion among Virginia lawmakers, a news conference from the state Attorney General who rallied against the law, and gay couples who try, but fail, on Valentine's Day to get marriage licenses.
While not all bills to crack down on human trafficking in Virginia have survived the halfway point in the General Assembly, lawmakers believe they've made progress in battling what's now considered one of the fastest—if not the fastest—growing financial crime worldwide.
They have agreed that this is not a partisan issue. Lawmakers were able to work across both chambers and party lines to develop new guidelines to assist victims and law enforcement officials.