Virginia Tech researchers have just released what they call a landmark study on what happens when drones collide with people and it could become a benchmark for public policy makers and the future of how drones are used. Virginia Tech has one of the country’s seven FAA-approved test sites for unmanned aircraft systems.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
There are two new factors in the Virginia’s Governor’s race this year. According to the Wason Poll, would-be voters are affected by both the “Trump Effect,” and more recently the “Robert E. Lee Effect.”
Wason Assistant Director Rachel Bitecofer says Gillespie appears to have a Trump problem. Now Northam may have a Robert E. Lee Problem.
NASA Langley has just officially opened its newest facility in Hampton Roads, named for the computational genius Katherine Johnson, who was featured in the film “Hidden Figures” released earlier this year.
The ribbon cutting was Friday (9/22).
“We are here to honor the legacy of one of the most admired and inspirational people ever associated with NASA.”
The latest Wason poll released this morning (9/25), shows Northam over Gillespie for Governor and Democrats in a favorable position across the board, just six weeks before elections.
The Christopher Newport University Wason poll shows Democratic Lt. Governor Ralph Northam over Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie 47-41. Assistant Director Rachel Bitecofer said, “Our Wason Center poll affirms what we have been seeing in other polls there is an advantage for Ralph Northam, but the race is reasonably tight. Northam is leading Gillespie by about six percent in this poll.”
Groundbreaking is set this morning (9/22) for Chesterfield County’s newest elementary school, which has much in common with the county’s oldest school. For Enon Elementary, it’s the location and the history. Bermuda School District School Board Representative Carrie Coyner says, “I called it my school when I was a child and my parents so it has served many generations of people who called Enon home.”
The number of USDA Certified Organic Farms in Virginia is up 19 percent over 2015, ranking the Commonwealth 22nd in the country.
Elaine Lidholme is Director of Communications for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and says the move is market driven. “There are people out there to whom organic is so important that they are willing to pay more for it.”
This includes both crops and livestock.
“The farmer has to go through a lot of steps. It does not mean pesticides are prohibited, it does mean you have to use certain types.”
Lexington Virginia is steeped in history, much of it Confederate, and the recent events over statues and names has impacted the otherwise peaceful mountain town.
Lexington may have a problem.
“Washington and Lee University, how may I direct your call?”
“Thank you for calling Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital…"
“Thank you for calling Lee Chapel Museum on the Campus of Washington and Lee…”
“Stonewall Jackson House, this is Denise…”
Another poll, and another take on the race between Democratic Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespiefor Governor.
The Quinnipiac University Poll released today at noon shows Ralph Northam at 51%, Ed Gillispie at 41.
Virginia State Police are warning about a spreading email scam that shows up in your inbox and says you have received an automated ticket from Virginia State Police.
Last month they were cloning state police phone numbers, demanding money and threatening arrest warrants. Now they have invaded your email.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just released new recommendations for cervical cancer screenings.
Dr. Krist says the screenings have cut cervical cancer’s incidence and mortality in half in three decades, and need to continue. “What’s different is for women age 30-65. We are now recommending that you either get a pap smear every three years or they can get a HPV, human papillomavirus test every five years,” said Dr. Krist.
He says previous recommendations resulted in some redundancies and resulted in more false positives.