A Presidential Commission studying the promise and perils of “synthetic biology,” has just released it first report recommending the US government take precautions to ensure that laboratory-based microbes do not cause unexpected catastrophe’s, but stopped short of recommending a moratorium. Charles Fishburne talks with a commission member in this Science matters report.
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the numbers are out, and Virginia is now officilally home for more than 8 million people, but the U.S. Cenusus figures do not give the state enough population for an additional member of Congress.
VDOT says with a potential winter sotrm is on the way, it will be prepared to bring in its full snow removal workforce this weekend.
The Virginia Department of Health has announced a decline in both premature births and teen pregnancies in Virginia. In the last five years, 1,085 more babies were carried to term and the teen pregnancy rate has decreased 22 percent in the last decade. Charles Fishburne talks with State Health Commissioner Karen Remley about the good news involving mothers and their babies in Virginia.
The Henrico County Board of Zoning Appeals has rejected a request for East End Landfill to store coal ash at its Darbytown Road location. Charles Fishburne has more in this followup report.
Census data released yesterday show among other things that Virginia has some of the country’s wealthiest localities.
Triple A says just over 92 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the year end holiday...up about three percent from last year.
VCU’s Commonwealth Education Poll finds Virginians say higher education is important, but they are divided over how much we should spend.
The US Census Bureau today is releasing for the first time...five years of detailed information about American communities and how people live. Charles Fishburne reports.
President Obama’s historic health care overhaul has been thrown into uncertainty by a federal judge’s ruling in a Virginia case that challenged the constitutionality of a key provision requiring almost everyone to purchase health insurance. The suit was brought by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and has become the first case in the nation where a federal judge has ruled against the law. Charles Fishburne talks with University of Richmond Law Professor Carl Tobias about the implications and about what happens next.