Internet based ride sharing is presenting a competitive challenge for Virginia taxi operators and a regulatory one for the General Assembly. And, one Northern Virginia county is looking at a controversial idea for controlling its deer population.
Bicycle commuters in Arlington will have an ally in their local government this winter when snow threatens to slow them down. And there's controversy in Portsmouth after the city denied bonuses for school bus drivers who worked extra on a day when many of their colleagues stayed home to protest low pay.
The Virginia state forensics lab says it no longer has the resources to process drug evidence in misdemeanor marijuana cases. Also, Northern Virginia residents may soon be able to cross the Potomac and light up a joint without breaking the law if DC voters have their way.
The Virginia General Assembly is likely to consider new rules for unregulated day care centers next year...and commuters who make the difficult slog through Interstate 66 gridlock in Northern Virginia are using license plates to vent their frustration.