Governor McDonnell hasn’t made many public appearances in Virginia while his connection with Star Scientific and its CEO are being investigated, but he is making appearances abroad. McDonnell has been in Kuwait this week; the first stop among several in the Middle East.
Several national publications rank Virginia within the top five for raising a child or providing a decent education but when it comes to finding an orphaned child a permanent home before they turn 18, the organization Voices for Virginia's Children ranks the Commonwealth 49th.
Accusations are flying in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest about whether someone born outside of the Commonwealth is well suited to serve. Upon flipping through some records, our Capitol Hill reporter found that Virginians aren’t really wedded to the idea of being represented by native sons - or daughters.
A more accurate method of detecting Lyme Disease could be soon be available thanks to research being done in Virginia and for seafood lovers, a crab of a different color. Those stories have been among the most popular this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on VPAP.org.
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