The State Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services is officially under investigation by the U.S. Office for Civil Rights over the state's Auxiliary Grant program, which funds services mostly for people with disabilities and physical or mental impairments. At issue is whether or not the program's policies are discriminatory and place unnecessary restrictions on where individuals may live in order to receive the grant funds.
There’s a push to change the way appointments are made to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors....and a new study gives Virginia a less than sparkling grade for making health care readily available to low income residents. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner says Congress could learn a thing or two from Phyllis Galanti, the wife of former Vietnam War POW Paul Galanti. She was honored Friday during a Virginia War Memorial ceremony … where she spoke about how she remained steadfast in her resolve while her husband was gone for seven-and-a-half years. Warner weighed in on the latest dust-up in Washington.
Some political pundits say Democrat Terry McAuliffe has all but won the Virginia Governor's race, but a new Quinnipiac University Poll says Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should not be counted out of the race yet. In fact, it's a statistical dead heat between the two.