Many Virginians go into the military hoping to retain skills that will provide career opportunities once they leave the armed forces. Homeless and jobless rates continue to rise because Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are finding it difficult to get certification or college credits for their training to qualify for civilian jobs. But at least one group studying the issue is developing short-term solutions to this problem.
Conservative Delegate Bob Marshall and the Virginia ACLU are on the same side of a new law that limits how far police can go when tracking people. Thursday, Governor McAuliffe signed the cell phone-tracking bill, which was sponsored by Marshall, to protect Fourth Amendment rights.
Most painters work in water color, oil or acrylic, but one Virginia man is making his mark by painting with dirt.
Mike Heivly’s Dad was in the military, so his family moved around a lot, and in each new place, he noticed the dirt was different. In some spots it was black – in others, red, and during one cross country trip, he decided to demonstrate its diversity.
“Every place that we stopped I got a little soil sample – evidence that I was there. And then I did a series of paintings/prints to document a movement across the continent.”
There’s an image that’s gone viral on the internet—spreading through social media and in-boxes around the world. This hand-made poster looks like it’s done as a real project, by a real child. It poses the question, “How much turmoil does the science fair cause families?” And then there’s the answer, weighing materials, results and findings. Charlottesville-essayist Deborah Prum explains her family’s approach to Science Fair Day.
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has some unlikely allies in his federal corruption trial. Three Democratic and two Republican former Attorneys General are asking the federal judge presiding over the case to dismiss most of the charges against him…and have filed a memo to that effect in U.S. District Court.