A female bald eagle has been released in the Northern Neck of Virginia after recovering from injuries. Onlookers came for a variety of reasons, some quite personal.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia has become famous for patching up injured bald eagles. A team from the center arrived at the Rappahannock River Wildlife Refuge to an exuberant crowd anxious to witness the bird’s flight back to freedom.
One of every 88 children in this country has some degree of autism – up 78% over the last ten years. It’s a puzzling psychological condition that makes it difficult to communicate, but it is possible to help these kids relate to the world around them. One Staunton couple has made some surprising discoveries in that vein.
Barry Kolman conducts the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra – an exciting job that brings him great satisfaction. He also teaches music at Washington and Lee University, but of all the musicians he’s encountered, one gives him the greatest joy.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will reduce the hours of thousands of state workers in response to the Affordable Care Act, and a new report sheds light on how the Commonwealth stacks up against other states on some politically powerful issues.
Those stories were among the most-read newspaper reports this past week at VaNews, Virginia Public Access Project’s daily online compilation of political reporting from around the state. Fred Echols reports.
Virginia could become the first state in the nation to restrict a new class of generic medications. But drug companies want limits and some pharmacists are concerned.
Amgen is the world’s largest biotech company – a California firm that makes medicines from living cells. These remedies, known as biologicals, are expensive and protected by patents, but the Affordable Care Act clears the way for cheaper, generic forms of these products.
Governor McDonnell took part in a news conference this week – welcoming representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to Richmond, and singing the praises of clinical trials in the Commonwealth. That might seem like a noble thing, but it could also have been part of a push to improve the industry’s image as it protects future profits through new state laws.