Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
Business / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics / Virginia

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads
Education / Politics / Virginia

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign made the announcement Saturday. Clinton will be in Virginia on Tuesday, June 21. Her campaign says Clinton will “discuss her vision of an America that is stronger when it is united, and lay … Continue reading

Norfolk bringing free public Wi-Fi to neighborhood
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Norfolk bringing free public Wi-Fi to neighborhood

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk official has announced that the city will offer free public Wi-Fi across the Park Place neighborhood starting this fall as part of a broader effort to improve Internet access for businesses and residents. The city’s Chief Information Officer Steven DeBerry tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/22q8H5I ) that up to 7,800 … Continue reading

Business / Local / Movies / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces movie starring Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers to film in Norfolk, Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 23 that producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by … Continue reading

Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus
Health / Local / Science / Virginia

Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With the summer mosquito season fast approaching and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and distribute 10,000 Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. The kits, which will be provided through health care providers, include a small bottle of mosquito repellent, educational materials, and … Continue reading

Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials
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Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia spent hundreds of dollars an hour for private attorneys for state officials, according to an annual report from the attorney general’s office. Last year, the state spent $14.8 million on outside attorneys for government officials, the Daily Press reported. The report showed the hourly rates ranged from $125 for immigration … Continue reading