The operator of a Richmond grocery store will pay $10,500 to settle a federal sex discrimination lawsuit. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Food Rite Community Supermarket refused to hire a woman in October 2012 for a vacant part-time job as a courtesy van driver because of her gender, and filed suit. The lawsuit says a manager said it was because of concern that a female driver would be at greater risk of being assaulted and a man was eventually hired. A settlement was announced yesterday.
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The maker of Anatabloc, the dietary supplement at the center of the McDonnell trial, says it is halting sales of the product, at least for now.
Triple A says the average price of gasoline at the pump has dropped 20 cents since late June and will likely go lower. For the first time since March 12, the national average has dropped below $3.50 per gallon, now at $3.48. Virginia is $3.26 and Richmond is $3.19.
Crude oil prices continue to trade below $100 per barrel and Martha Mitchell, of Triple A Mid-Atlantic, says pump prices have nowhere to go but down. The biggest potential threat would be a major hurricane striking the gulf coast, but it has been a quiet season so far.
The Navy Ship that was the scene of a sailor being shot and killed at the Norfolk Naval Station is set to be deployed for the first time since the incident. The USS Mahan became a central part of a major investigation and security crackdown, after a civilian contract worker drove his truck past checkpoints on the base, boarded the ship, attacked a sailor, then killed a security guard who was attempting to help. He was later killed by Navy security forces.
Twenty-five of Africa’s most promising young leaders who spent six weeks in Virginia, have just capped off their visit with an exclusive town hall visit with President Obama.
Keywords: Young African Leaders Initiative, University of Virginia, President Obama Town Hall Meeting, Jeff Legro, Provost for Global Affairs at UVA, August 12, 2014
Virginia has hired an executive director to run a new ethics board, created in the wake of the gifts scandal surrounding former Governor McDonnell and his family. The Washington Post says Chris Piper, a longtime employee of the State Board of Elections, will move to Legislative Services, where the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council will be housed.
A Chester man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the slaying of a Virginia State University student last fall. Twenty-one year old Bryan Williams, Jr. entered his plea yesterday to second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 22-year old Eric Wilkins. Wilkins was shot in the back during late night party when he apparently tried to break up a fight that occurred when some “townies” crashed the party at the University Apartments in Ettrick.
Back To School Vaccinations, Richmond City Health District, Immunization Clinic, Richmond Public Schools, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia State Board of Education, August 11, 2014.
Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute is testing everything from tires Danville’s new National Tire Research Center to Amazon’s prototype self-driving vehicle at the Institute’s Smart Track in Blacksburg, but a Master's Student from Newark, Deleware, Alexandria Noble, has a special interest in developing a whole new concept in stop and yield signs.
While the Ebola scare is making headlines with some high-profile cases, one of the country’s leading authorities on prevention of infectious diseases says there is a greater danger of the disease spreading undetected by ordinary travelers.