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Va. highlights resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The first step in addressing domestic violence is acknowledging, as a society, that it is a problem and accepting the responsibility of addressing it, said Va. Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

DOL grants to Va. colleges will aid job training

Virginia State University received $3,249,817 to provide training in the wireless industry for veterans, dislocated and underemployed workers, which includes the Warriors4Wireless program, one of only two such programs in the U.S

Virginia voters back U.S. military strikes on ISIS, Ebola deployment

A strong, bipartisan majority of Virginia voters approve of President Barack Obama’s military campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria,

Chesapeake School Board blames state for SOL troubles

Chesapeake School Board members are blaming state lawmakers for the school division’s latest Standards of Learning scores and for the possibility of its schools losing accreditation.

Portsmouth bus drivers protest irksome work conditions

Portsmouth school bus drivers are griping that stressful working conditions that threaten job security and bus safety have shaped due to low pay and a lack of support.

Farm Fresh receipts for supplies program

Shoppers can turn in Farm Fresh receipts at a local school of their choice and the value of each receipt will be converted into points that schools can redeem for equipment and supplies.

Student communications

I want you to know that I did the test review. Is it possible I show a 0 on it because I didn’t turn it in?

NSU alumna trains to become NFL ref

Maia Chaka remembers the last time she played football while growing up as a child in upstate New York.

Virginia creates inmate re-entry effort

This marks the first time that the state is working to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release and connect them with support services on the outside.

The Burger King controversy: A call for regicide

Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s ...

Virginia Union University recognizes 150 years of advancing higher education

Virginia Union University recently held the first of a series of events designed to recognize the university’s 150 years of leadership in advancing educational opportunities for students. Founded in 1865, Virginia Union is one of the oldest historically black colleges ...

Veterans voice frustration with Hampton VA at town hall meeting

About 50 Air Force veterans expressed their grievances to Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Michael Dunfee during a town hall meeting last Wednesday night for not directly addressing questions and concerns.

Forum clarifies Hampton tax changes

The Hampton Branch of the NAACP hosted about 30 residents and a group of city staff and City Council members, including Mayor George Wallace, to explain the council’s decision to end the tax exemption program it once offered senior citizens.

Hampton University and Norfolk State University to strengthen environmental research with EPA

Hampton University, Norfolk State University, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality signed an agreement last Monday to continue a partnership to bring more minority students into environmental research fields.

Hampton Roads sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Sixty-three sheriffs from across the commonwealth