Leading heart health experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure this week, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive.
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The Virginia State Board of Education has just approved revisions to improve and expand the way both students and school systems are evaluated and accredited.
Each year, 800,000 people have a stroke. It is the fifth leading cause of death and many more are disabled. On today’s Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Charles Fishburne reports on the warning signs and prevention.
Virginia Tech’s ground-breaking Smart Road test site unveiled four new expansions this week to accelerate advanced-vehicle testing.
Henrico County may be set to get its second major solar farm in the Varina District that would include 85,000 tracking panels.
The Planning Commission has just found Virginia Solar’s proposed facility on 250 acres between Strath and Varina Roads substantially in accord with the county’s master plan, and sent it to the Board of Supervisors for review. Matthew Mears is a Partner with Virginia Solar and says the site is perfect and affordable. “It’s a former sand a gravel pit, not that much great uses for the land.”
Richmond International Airport is getting a new cut-rate airline, more options for Florida destinations, and is approaching its all-time high record for passenger service.
Spirit Airlines will begin daily non-stop service to both Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Orlando International beginning March 15, 2018. And Troy Bell at RIC says it will feature low fares. “I’ve heard a fare this morning for members of the $9 Fare Club, below $30 as an introductory fare.”
Both Richmond and Henrico have scheduled forums this week for religious gathering places to increase their security and help to protect people within and the surrounding property.
The programs are not new, but have gotten increased attention as the result of the Texas shootings. Richmond Police Lt. Ken Roane says they plan to share simple procedures that can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries.
Dominion Virginia Power has just notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to relicense the North Anna Power Station in Louisa to operate until the year 2060.
North Anna’s first reactor went on line in 1978, and it was licensed for 40 years. That was extended another 20. Now Dominion wants to secure another 20. I asked Rick Zuercher, Dominion’s nuclear spokesperson how they can assure it will be safe.
A sexual harassment lawsuit brought against a Henrico company has been settled in court mediation.
Janis Rosenberg worked at Iggbo, Inc, a health technology company, as vice president of operations and alleged she was the victim of a hostile work environment created by her supervisor Mark Van Roekel, who committed suicide shortly after she filed an internal complaint.
Carl Tobias, Law Professor at the University of Richmond, says, “For his family, for the plaintiff putting all the evidence on the stand would be difficult.”
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors met with its legislative delegation to talk about next year’s General Assembly…and there were new faces on both sides.
Four new members of the House of Delegates delegation are Democrats and for the first time in decades, the board is now 3-2 Democrat, with the election of Courtney Lynch to the Brooklyn District.
“Do you think your election had anything to do with the anti-Trump sentiment in Virginia?