Archive for category VaNews from VPAP

VaNews for 08.25.14

VPAPnewLocal officials in Appomattox County are contesting with one another to see who can take the most impressive pay cut…and Virginia Tech’s new president found a surprising way to connect with incoming freshmen. Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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

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VaNews for 08.18.14

VPAPnewOne Virginia locality has taken a step toward ending its prohibition of fortune telling while another will offer a second chance to dogs that kill chickens. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s V-A news link on V-PAP-dot- org. Fred Echols reports.

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VPAPnewResidents in counties around Richmond are up in arms about a plan to fertilize fields using industrial sludge and a Virginia sheriff is questioning the state’s moratorium on drones. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 07.28.14

VPAPnewA Virginia town is exploring its options for regulating fortune telling…and the state has come up with a new idea for moving more people into farming. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 07.21.14

VPAPnewWith parts of Hampton Roads facing a rising sea level and stronger Atlantic storms one idea being talked about is a flood wall across the lower Chesapeake Bay…and someone in Portsmouth stirred things up when they decided to rejuvenate a sign at a subdivision entrance. Those are among the most read stories over the past week on  the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 07.14.14

VPAPnewA Virginia County is trying to find out what happened to seven thousand people its police have identified as undocumented over the past few years…and organizers of a Fourth of July demonstration in Richmond in favor of gun owners rights went ahead with their plan even when no one answered their call for support. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 07.07.14

VPAPnewStarting this month Virginians who use a certain type of two-wheeled transportation are no longer allowed to cruise without a title and license plate…and if you think nobody saw the downfall of Eric Cantor coming, think again. Those are among the most read stories recently on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 6.30.14

VPAPnewA Virginia legislator is trying to help a long-­banned crop make a comeback in the Commonwealth…and Portsmouth City Council has learned that owning goats is not so simple as it might appear to be.  Those stories are among the most read in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s V­A News link on V­PAP­.­org.

Fred Echols reports.

 

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VPAPnewThere’s controversy over ownership of volunteer fire department vehicles in a Virginia county where population growth is bringing demand for standardized emergency services…and people who walk and bike across a bridge in Norfolk are wondering who’s responsible for keeping them safe. These are among the most read stories in recent days at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 06.16

VPAPnewThe political spotlight has suddenly focused on a small Virginia College where two faculty members are running against each other for Congress… and pollution in the Chesapeake Bay creates a surprising consequence for Boy Scouts in Arlington.  Those stories have been among the ones attracting the most attention in the past few days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews  link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 06.09.14

VPAPnewVirginia is trying to figure out what to do with a new taxi service that may not actually be a taxi service…and one of the most extraordinary paintings ever created will be displayed in Yorktown. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

 

 

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VaNews for 06.02.14

VPAPnewVirginia localities react – or don’t – to a Supreme Court ruling on prayer by government bodies and a state senator from Northern Virginia speaks out in support of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

 

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VA News for 05.26.14

VPAPnewIt was raises and pink slips for McDonald’s employees in Southside Virginia…and a school board member in Fairfax has changed his prom night plans after a public stir over his Twitter exchange with a student. Those are among the most read stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

 

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VaNews for 05.12.14

VPAPnewLegal partying turns rowdy in Northern Virginia while a crowd of illegal drug users keeps it peaceful in Nelson County. Those stories have been among the most read this past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

 

 

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VaNews for 05.05.14

VPAPnewFinancial troubles at a small private college in Virginia are raising questions about what will happen to the professional archives of Bristol’s most famous native son….and historic sites across the Commonwealth are in danger of being lost to development and neglect.

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

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VaNews for 04.28.14

VPAPnewOne Virginia school district  is looking at adjusting class schedules so students can get more sleep…and the streets of Richmond will soon be filled with some of the world’s fastest bicycle riders. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 04.14.14

VPAPnewIn spite of a ruling against it, some Virginia police departments are still using license plate cameras that could allow them to track your car as you travel…and a Second Amendment advocacy group has taken exception to a letter written by a Chesterfield County high school principal. Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 04.07.14

VPAPnewInmates in a Virginia jail will now be able to get their nicotine the high-tech way…and four student-athletes at William and Mary act fast and save a friend’s home. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link  on vpap.org

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VaNews for 03.31.14

VPAPnewA high-profile national political group gets involved in a county issue in Virginia…and a Christian school says it may not the be the appropriate place for one second-grader. Those stories have been among the most read this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols has more.

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VaNews for 3.24.14

VPAPnewNew rules for scooters and mopeds in Virginia are in effect with more to come later this year…and the state is being asked to reconsider eligibility requirements for high school athletes. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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VaNews for 03.17.14

VPAPnewWas it a drone or a toy above UVA?  Plus, a nice smile may get you out of a traffic ticket. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 03.10.14

VPAPnewOne of the more brutal events of Virginia’s 20th Century history is remembered and Charlottesville City Council says “no” to a budget cutting suggestion. Those stories have been among the most read this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols has more.

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VaNews for 03.03.14

VPAPnewPolice officers in Chesterfield County have received some personal insights on interacting with mentally ill individuals…and a Hampton Roads woman found out it’s not always easy to take a child out of martial arts training. Those stories have been among the most frequently viewed over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org.  Fred Echols has more.

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VaNews for 02.24.14

VPAPnewThe prayers that open every session of the Virginia House of Delegates are being questioned by some members….and Norfolk has decided it’s best to let nature have its way, at least in some cases. Those stories are among the most read in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 02.17.14

VPAPnewA Virginia couple is at risk of losing $150,000 after challenging the state over the value of condemned land….and restaurant owner has run into some complications over a sign in a Norfolk historic district. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 02.10.14

VPAPnewA new idea for fostering co-operation between Democrats and Republicans in Richmond involves upgrading the liquor selection at the Executive Mansion,,,and the governor pays a visit to the Eastern Shore, but which governor? Those stories have been among the most read this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 02.03.14

VPAPnewA bill that would have Virginia make more frequent use of the electric chair has stalled in the Senate and a Northern Virginia school board member has hit it big on Twitter. Those stories have been among the most read on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at VPAP.org.  More from Fred Echols.

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VaNews for 01.27.14

VPAPnewThe Virginia General Assembly weighs in on what a body of water on the other side of the world will be called…and a legislative setback for people who want to sell prepared foods from home. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org .  Fred Echols talks with David Poole. 

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VaNews for 1.13.14

VPAPnewThe Virginia General Assembly will consider intervening this year in a pair of ongoing struggles….urban chickens versus urban dogs and fast drivers against slow ones. Both stories have been among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.  

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VaNews for 12.30.13

VPAPnewMore than 20,000 vehicles in Virginia now bear the state’s “Don’t Tread on Me” specialty license plate….and thousands of children in the state have been exempted from the compulsory education law because of their parents’ religious beliefs. Those have been among the most clicked stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports. 

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VaNews for 12.16.13

VPAPnewA monument to important women in Virginia history is drawing attention because of one who won’t be included….and as bills flood into Richmond for the upcoming General Assembly session one delegate is making it his business to stop some of them at the door. Those stories have been among the most clicked this week at VaNews on vpap.org. Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews for 12.09.13

VPAPnewSome lawmakers from Northern Virginia are pushing to cut back on the number of out-of-state students admitted to state universities. And descendants of those buried in a Prince William County cemetery are upset about that their loved ones will have to make way for a new football stadium. Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link. 

Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews for 11.25.13

VPAPnewThere’s concern about this year’s acorn crop in Virginia and a source of public school funding disparity you may not have thought about. Those stories have been among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 11.18.13

VPAPnewVirginia restaurants may soon be able to tweet you about Happy Hour and a frustrated high school football coach takes it out on the band. Those are among the most clicked stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at VPAP.org. Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews for 11.11.13

VPAPnewSome people are questioning a sentence of six life terms given to a Hampton Roads teenager involved in a robbery and a Southside Virginia election comes down to the luck of the draw. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 11.04.13

VPAPnewThe non-luxuries of travel for Virginia gubernatorial candidates and a ghost in the executive mansion drew plenty of attention over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews at vpap.org. Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews for 10.28.13

VPAPnewA Virginia man’s fascination with elevators has made him a YouTube star and a new transportation plan has emerged late in the governor’s race. Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 10.21.13

VPAPnewThere are ongoing concerns about the financial health of  the Virginia Retirement System and plenty of speculation about who’ll be in control of the state senate a few months from now. Those stories have been among the most clicked this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’sVaNews link at VPAP.org . Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews for 10.14.13

VPAPnewA major test for Virginia’s conservation easement program and how to film a big budget movie without attracting a lot of attention. Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.  Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 10.07.13

VPAPnewFormer UVa climate scientist Michael Mann’s work at the university is again the subject of a court battle and Virginia is working on a database that’s making some privacy advocates uncomfortable. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on VPAP.org.  Fred Echols talks with David Poole. 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 09.30.13

VPAPnewThe drive across Afton Mountain on Interstate-64 can be one of the most dangerous in Virginia when the weather turns nasty. But it may soon become a little less risky. And there’s been a  dustup over chickens in Spotsylvania County. Those stories have been among the most read this past week on Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link .   Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 09.23.13

VPAPnewThere’s a push to change the way appointments are made to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors….and a new study gives Virginia a less than sparkling grade for making health care readily available to low income residents. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 09.16.13

VPAPnewPlans for a tract of land near Williamsburg and the Fairfax County Library’s new strategic plan have been causing controversy. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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VaNews for 09.02.13

VPAPnewIt turned out the bulls weren’t the most dangerous things at Virginia’s first Great Bull Run….and the state is issuing specialty license plates that show support for Governor McDonnell, but they’re not easy to get. Those stories were among the most frequently clicked this past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link. Fred Echols reports. 

 

 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 08.26.13

VPAPnewVirginia Democrats have a placed an order – a big one – for voter information from local registrars around the state….and Tesla Motors is still trying to get permission to sell its electric cars out of showrooms in Virginia. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link. Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at  vpap.org.

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VaNews for 08.19.13

VPAPnewAn English professor is parting ways with Virginia Military Institute but not right away…and suggestions and denials of conflict of interest on the Henrico County School Board. Those stories have been among the most read this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VA News Link,  Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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VaNews for 08.12.13

VPAPnewPrescription drug abuse continues to plague far Southwestern Virginia and drivers entering Richmond will soon be greeted by a super-sized Confederate flag.

Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week on Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org.  Fred Echols talks with David Poole.

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VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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VaNews for 08.05.13

VPAPnewSpeculation about possible changes to Virginia’s self defense laws and how some children in the Commonwealth are home schooled with no state involvement of any kind were the topics of two stories that were among the most read at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org  this past week. Fred Echols reports.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

 

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VaNews for 07.29.13

VPAPnewA Richmond school board member is at the center of controversy – again….and some Virginia Beach residents are upset over a late night phone call from the city. Those are among the most read stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews site on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports. 

 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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VaNews for 07.22.13

VPAPnewA more accurate method of detecting Lyme Disease could be soon be available thanks to research being done in Virginia and for seafood lovers, a crab of a different color. Those stories have been among the most popular this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link at vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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