It’s five times more expensive to care for people with mental illness in a hospital than in the community, so it makes financial sense that the governor’s proposed budget contains more money for a model mental health program designed to keep people out of hospitals.
Officials with the Department of Rail and Public transportation and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement to extend Amtrak service from Lynchburg to Roanoke.
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. State Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma Drake says the agreement is a big step forward
One goal of outgoing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is ensuring that there are advocates for domestic violence and human trafficking victims after he leaves office.
One of Cuccinelli’s final acts as A-G is allocating millions of dollars for human trafficking victims. Cuccinelli says while Virginia has made progress in finding, arresting, and increasing penalties for human traffickers, one of the system’s biggest holes is providing the victims with a sanctuary—a place to get back on their feet.
In an address on school choice, or voucher programs, Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor lashed out at President Obama and others.
Cantor - the number two House Republican - has been touring city schools from his Richmond district to as far away as Denver. He says to alleviate poverty the government should get out of the way of low income families who want to send their kids to charter schools.
3-D printers have quickly found a home on many college campuses and businesses in just the past few years. One such printer in Western Virginia is geared toward educating the public on what the future holds. Star Trek fans are familiar with “replicators”. You just tell the machine what you want and it immediately appears. Science might not be that advanced yet but it’s well on its way.
At first glance, the MakerBot Replicator 2, located at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, looks like an ordinary inkjet printer, but. . .
When Democrat Onzlee Ware of the 11th District of the Virginia House of Delegates announced his retirement it opened the door for a republican sweep of western Virginia but a democrat won in yesterday’s special election. Sam Rasoul defeated former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson with 70-percent of the vote. The 11th District remains the only one west of Richmond represented by a democrat.
In a special election that could change control of the state senate a recount is likely.