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Girl Scouts take the cookie program digital

For the first time in its history, girls from local troops will be able to sell Girl Scout Cookies to customers through a brand new national Digital Cookie platform.

'Police deaths not fault of NYC mayor'

A day after two New York City policemen were brutally murdered in a broad-daylight ambush, former mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that pointing fingers and assigning blame, particularly against the current mayor, is not helping an already tenuous situation in the ...

Virginia awarded federal preschool expansion grant

The Commonwealth of Virginia has been awarded a $17.5 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant that will allow the Commonwealth to serve as many as 1,600 additional at-risk four-year-olds in new, high-quality preschool classes.

Virginia Beach city council approves arena term sheet

The Virginia Beach City Council unanimously approved a non-binding agreement for an entertainment and sports arena at the Oceanfront.

Virginia Blood Services request donations throughout the holiday season

The holidays produce more travel and accident rates go up, and regular donors are often busy with family and the hustle and bustle of the season. Virginia Blood Services is asking local residents to donate blood throughout the holiday season.

What’s in a word? Plenty, when the word Is “racism.”

Does the word “racism” contribute to conversation? Or is it so politically charged and divisive that it causes people to tune you out?

RPV diversity: Blacks need not apply

Unlike the Republican National Committee (RNC), our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the black community.

How did the The Informer scoop everyone on Bill Cosby?

Exactly how did The Washington Informer, a black- and woman-owned newspaper and a member of the National Newspaper Association (NNPA), snag a conversation with Bill Cosby, most sought-after interview subject in the nation?

Blacks have declared war on our own people

Let’s be honest about this situation: Michael Brown was no angel and had he not stolen those cigars, we would not be having this conversation. But liberals like Al Sharpton, Michael Dyson, and the membership of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Program to help Virginians earn credentials through an incentive program at community colleges

Seven of Virginia’s Community Colleges will receive direct incentives totaling $500,000 for student completion of credentials identified regionally as high-demand by business and industry.

VCU begins construction of new children's psychiatric facility

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has broke ground on the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children pediatric psychiatric facility that will provide increased access to clinical care for children from across the state.The new state-of-the-art pediatric behavioral health center will ...

Holiday travel savings: National gas price average cheaper than last year

Gas prices are continuing to drop across the country to the lowest levels seen in the past four years.

Congressmen seek accounting of police tactics and training from DOJ

Reps. Bobby Scott, John Conyers and Hank Johnson sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder raising questions on the role the Department of Justice (DOJ) plays in the training, monitoring controlling SWAT officers.

Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane

A South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean and therefore not guilty of child abuse, a Florida judge determined Friday.

New legislation in Congress seeks to combat heroin addiction

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2014 would provide a series of incentives and resources designed to encourage states and local communities to advance a continuum of proven strategies to combat addiction.