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13 May 2013

Home Schooling on the Rise in Virginia

The number of home-schoolers in Virginia has increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade, to more than 32,000 children. If they were a school district, it would be the ninth-largest in the state – with almost as many students as the Norfolk Public Schools.

13 May 2013

Data on Home-Schoolers in Every Locality

Here are statistics for the number of home-schoolers statewide and in each school division of Virginia.

13 May 2013

Infographics: The Scope of Home Schooling

These graphics show how home schooling has exploded in Virginia.

06 May 2013

Legislative Issues Fueled Partisan Ill Will

An ominous “MLK Day plot.” A proposed overhaul of the Electoral College system. Voter ID legislation. Those are issues that fueled partisanship at the Virginia Capitol this year and turned the bad blood between Republicans and Democrats into one of the most talked-about topics of the General Assembly’s session.

06 May 2013

Storify: Power Struggle at State Capitol

The power struggle between Republicans and Democrats is one of the most talked about topics in national and statewide politics.

27 Mar 2013

VaHomeschoolers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Interested and anxious parents and rambunctious and excited students packed the Cultural Arts Center last weekend to share a common interest: home schooling.

20 Feb 2013

Governor Signs Bill to Extend Peanut Tax

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday approved a bill to extend the 30-cents-per-100-pound excise tax on peanuts until July 1, 2016.

17 Feb 2013

Officials Celebrate Work on Redskins Training Camp

At a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bon Secours Redskins Training Center, Gov. Bob McDonnell gave a play-by-play of how the facility will boost the economy and create jobs.

15 Feb 2013

Indoor Tanning Bill Killed in Committee

A bill to ban minors 14 and younger from tanning at a tanning salon has been killed for this legislative session.

11 Feb 2013

Bill Would Block Minors from Tanning

Virginians under age 15 would no longer be able to use indoor tanning salons under legislation moving through the General Assembly.

10 Feb 2013

Bill Would Block Minors from Tanning

Virginians under age 15 would no longer be able to use indoor tanning salons under legislation moving through the General Assembly.

06 Feb 2013

Bill Would Change Who Names School Board

he House has passed a bill to eliminate the school board selection commissions in localities such as Southampton County and to have the county supervisors appoint the school board instead.

05 Feb 2013

Study Ranks D.C. Traffic Worst in U.S.

The Texas Transportation Institute’s “Urban Mobility Report,” released Tuesday, rates the traffic congestion in the Washington, D.C, metro area as the worst in the country.

22 Jan 2013

Restroom Access Act Killed by Subcommittee

A legislative panel has killed a bill designed to give Virginians suffering from Crohn’s disease or similar medical conditions immediate access to a toilet.

22 Jan 2013

House OKs Extending Excise Tax on Peanuts

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to extend the state’s excise tax on peanuts – a move that will help promote the sale and marketing of one of the commonwealth’s top cash crops.

10 Jan 2013

Helping Virginians With Crohn’s Disease

Virginians suffering from Crohn’s disease or similar medical conditions would have the right to use a store’s employee restroom when they have an urgent need for a toilet, under a bill before the General Assembly.