There was a time when a license plate simply identified a car, its owner and, in many cases, if it was on the road legally. But now, with advancing technology, it's much more—and a lot of people don't like it.
Recent published reports indicate that police departments are using license plate scanners without the public’s knowledge—and even when people haven't committed an infraction.
Lawmakers are trying to decide exactly what police departments and other agencies can do with that information.
It’s no secret that being a Tech ‘nerd’ is the hot thing now. Schools like Virginia Tech have been at that for a long time. But Tech has long been working to connect the study of science with the humanities and break down the barriers between the two disciplines.
The ensemble called “Junk DNA,” is made up of a couple of arts professors with a technical side and a sense of humor. They know how to take two seemingly disparate things and blend them together to make something interesting.
Residents in Nelson County have been pressing Dominion Resources for information about a potential natural-gas pipeline slated to run through the county – and The Daily Progress reports that a Dominion spokesperson did provide some answers in a public meeting yesterday.
The Obama Administration recently announced it's going to allow sonar testing off Virginia's coast to see how much oil and gas is out there. Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo has the story on how Virginia lawmakers are divided over a change they sense coming to the moratorium on drilling off the commonwealth's coast...