There’s new information on the state of the mental health system in Virginia.
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.
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.
If Governor McAuliffe agrees, small farmers could operate agritourism activities under less restrictive regulations … thanks to legislation that has now passed both houses of the General Assembly. The new law would prohibit local governments from requiring special-use permits and imposing stringent noise regulations unless there’s a substantial impact on public welfare or safety.
While small farmers embraced this bill, they did not get everything they wanted during the legislative session.
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 .