Virginia Public Access Project

A government agency has moved to protect thousands of square miles of ocean bottom habitat – including areas off the Virginia coast – from damage by commercial fishing operations.....and a thriving elk population in southwest Virginia has created complications for state wildlife managers.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Virginia is making a move to embrace the future of train travel as plans for faster passenger rail service between Richmond and DC are considered... and Google's self-driving cars will soon be seen among the hordes of vehicles packing the roads in Northern Virginia.

Those are among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link at vpap.org

People in an Arlington neighborhood are looking for a way to stop a gun store from opening nearby but the law is not on their side...and some Loudon County parents want artificial turf removed from school athletic fields. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on www.vpap.org.

Residents in one of the remaining rural areas of Fairfax County have stopped  a plan to open a micro-brewery in their community. And in Spotsylvania there's controversy over whether biosolids – which are made partly from human waste – should be allowed as fertilizer on farm fields. 

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link onvpap.org.

Electronic license plate readers are back in the news in Virginia but this time it's not because they are on police cars. And Norfolk City Council is trying to find a balance between free speech and civility at its meetings.

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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