Virginia is terminating its $1.4 billion dollar contract on the troubled US 460 project and will try to recoup some of the $250 million dollars spent on a road that was never built. It has been an expensive and embarrassing chapter in Virginia road building.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
A hearing is set in Richmond today (4/16) for two former sailors seeking exoneration for a 1997 rape and murder they say they did not commit.
They are part of the “Norfolk 4” and a sordid story of rape and murder who long have claimed police coerced them into falsely confession.
The ex-sailors drew national attention when their innocence claims were backed by dozens of former FBI agents, ex-prosecutors, and novelist John Grisham.
A Circuit Court judge in Bedford has refused to block Sweet Briar College from shutting itself down, but did issue a 60-day injuction to halt the process pending further legal action.
In a narrow ruling, Circuit Judge James Updike said the college's board of directors was following procedures outlined in Virginia regulations, but did give some relief to an alumnae group seeking an appeal.
Virginia educators and parents will be rallying in Richmond Saturday to demand that Virginia legislators and elected leaders “Put Children First” and improve the state’s schools.
Among the leaders of tomorrow’s rally is longtime Richmond kindergarten teacher Lola McDowell. McDowell says she taught for 47 years, and things have never been worse.
VEA President Meg Gruber and Virgina PTA President Brenda Sheridan have invited the entire state to join them in a day of festivities for the Put Kids First Campaign.
April is Math Awareness Month with a theme that Math Drives Careers. A Randolph Macon Professor believes it inspires art also.
Randolph Macon has a rising star in the Mathmatics Universe, whose geometric works of art are rapidly populating the campus, and she is teaching students that there is beauty in numbers.
Dr. Eve Torrence has written textbooks and teaches everything from fundamentals to Algebra and Calculus to mathematical origami and even code breaking.
Sweet Briar College faculty and staff have joined in the legal effort to halt the closure of the 100-year old women’s college.
The amicus brief was filed yesterday (4/13) on behalf of 84 faculty and 65 staff members to support the county attorney’s request for a temporary injunction to stop the process of shutting the college down.
Today (4/14), a judge will hear motions in the case, which has become increasingly bitter.
The Board of Visitors and college administration say declining enrollment and student discounts make operations unsustainable.
Virginia State revenues are higher than previously projected with March collections up nearly 12% higher than a year ago.
Governor McCauliffe’s office released the figures Monday (4/13), showing that with the strong March collections, total revenue is up 7.1% this year, two points higher than the growth projected in the state budget lawmakers approved last month.
Richmond’s First Freedom Center today (4/13) announced its awards in a national essay contest for high school students to examine the role of religious freedom in our society.
It could have been about Jews, Muslims, Hindus or atheists, but this year’s video contest winner is a trio of high school students from Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois.
A report this weekend says thousands of fatal police shootings have occurred since 2005, but only a few officers have been charged.
The Washington Post says 54 police officers have been charged over the past decade for fatally shooting someone while on duty, that most of the victims were unarmed, and most of the officers charged were cleared or acquitted in the cases that have been resolved.