VCU launches journal on prison education and reentry

The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (JPER), a peer-reviewed, open-access periodical, launches Oct. 13, timed to coincide with International Day of Education in Prison

Henrico crematorium fire sparked by 500-pound body

A fire that damaged the roof at Southside Cremation Services on Crump Street in eastern Henrico was likely sparked by a “rather large body,” according to fire investigators.

Va.'s majority-black 3rd district map rejected

Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled this week.

Va. executive order meant to protect gay couples

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed Executive Order #30, directing all Virginia state agencies, authorities, commissions and other entities to make the necessary policy changes to comply with yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review the Fourth Circuit ...

Six local cities designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas

Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach were recently designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas.

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 ...