This summer, five state hospitals that serve Virginians with mental illness had to pause admissions due to staffing shortages American Rescue Plan funding was supposed to help address that, but as Jahd Khalil reports, the situation has continued to worsen at the hospital that treats children.
The University of Virginia will soon require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. And public school staff in Richmond will be getting a break from pandemic stress. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More now from Fred Echols.
State officials are about to make a key decision that could have environmental ramifications for generations to come. But as Michael Pope reports, the decision could also have racial justice implications.
If you’ve seen many political ads this fall, you may have the impression that Virginia is experiencing a crime wave. But, criminal justice advocates say the numbers tell a different story. Michael Pope reports.
In 2015, Virginia’s General Assembly passed a law that barred state regulators from looking at the financial records kept by the state’s largest utility – Dominion. This year the books were open, and customers will be paying a little less for power as Sandy Hausman reports.
Virginia legalized small amounts of marijuana this July, but hemp, which comes from the same plant, has been regulated in the state since 2015. The USDA is asking farmers about their hemp crops for the first time nationwide. The survey could give valuable data to hemp farmers who lack information and for investors looking to […]
After the process for redrawing new state legislative districts broke down, Virginia’s redistricting commission has moved onto drawing congressional districts. Jahd Khalil reports the commission avoided a major pitfall of the last process but may have exacerbated another.