To help balance the city budget, Petersburg is decreasing contributions to healthcare costs for employees on the family and dual plans July 1st. Firefighters make up a large percentage of them.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this afternoon, updated its alert concerning Romaine lettuce not just the chopped Romaine that made 53 people got sick in Virginia and 15 other states. The CDC says the romaine was traced to Yuma, Arizona, but hasn’t identified the source .
Employees of the city of Petersburg, who are insured on family and dual healthcare plans, will see their premiums go up on July 1st.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released is 5th Annual National Health Security and Preparedness Index. Virginian score 7.8 on a 10 point scale. The National average is 7.1.
Governor Northam has declared “safe and secure environments for children to learn” are the number one priority of his administration. On Monday, (4/23) Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia secretary of public safety, and homeland security are sponsoring a forum on school safety at the Delta Hotel in Downtown Richmond.
The Apple Garden Inn, off I-95 exit 92 in Ashland, closed two years ago. It will be sold at auction tomorrow (4/17). The motel, well known for drug dealers, crime, and questionable living conditions, was the impetus for the town’s effort to curb those activities.
The VCU School of Medicine has been chosen by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to lead a five year evaluation of Virginia’s Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus program. Intended for those 65 plus on both Medicaid and Medicare, it began in August of last year.
Peter Cunningham, a professor in the Dept. of Health Behavior and Policy, will lead the evaluation. They’ll start by asking about people’s care experiences and then, interview care coordinators and health care providers.
The Hanover County School Board has voted 5-2 not to changes the names of Lee Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.
Virginia fourth graders continued to be national leaders in math and reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation’s Report Card.
Gov. Northam has signed legislation that is intended to help reopen the Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County. He also issued an executive order to the Virginia Racing Commission.