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Laura Turner named Vector Industries Employee of the Month for January 2014

Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Laura Turner its employee of the month for the month of January 2014.


ACLU of Virginia applauds federal school discipline guidance

The ACLU of Virginia applauds federal guidance released yesterday by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices.


Gov. McAuliffe signs Executive Order No. 1 prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 1 at the Capitol of Virginia on Saturday, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in Virginia state government.

Ken Plum: Broken promises on mental health reform

Last month the disAbility Law Center (dLCV) issued a report on the condition of mental health services in Virginia. It is an eye-opening report: Broken Promises, the Failure of Mental Health Services in Virginia.

Laura Grim named Vector Industries Employee of the Month for December 2013

Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Laura Grim its employee of the month for the month of December 2013.

Amy Sorgen named Vector Industries Employee of the Month for November 2013

Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Amy Sorgen its employee of the month for the month of November 2013.

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports names Dave Shreve new executive director

Dave Shreve has been named executive director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation. As the full-time executive director Shreve will oversee day-to-day operations, supported by a staff of five part-time seasonal employees.

Vector Industries announces contest winner

From June through September, Vector Industries encouraged the local manufacturing community to tour its facilities on Fairfax Avenue in Waynesboro.

Virginia on-time graduation rate tops 89 percent

Nearly nine out of ten Virginia students who entered the ninth grade in the fall of 2009 earned a diploma within four years, and 55.8 percent of the commonwealth’s 2013 high school graduates earned an Advanced Studies Diploma. The statewide dropout rate fell to 5.9 percent for the class of 2013, compared with 6.5 percent for the class of 2012.

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Sen. Webb cosponsors bipartisan legislation to help individuals with disabilities save for the future

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) co-sponsored the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a bill that will allow people with disabilities to more easily save for necessary expenses.

Jim Bishop: Who has disabilities? We all do!

“Don’t tell me about your doubts, I’ve got enough doubts of my own. Tell me something you BELIEVE in,” goes a line in a sketch from the late standup comedian Dave Gardner (1926-1983). “Brother Dave” served up a strange mix of offbeat, socially-aware humor delivered in a stream-of-consciousness Southern storyteller style. I was introduced to […]

Wagner releases plan to aid Virginians with disabilities

Today, in coordination with the beginning of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Jody Wagner unveiled her agenda to help Virginians with disabilities. The first statewide candidate to release a comprehensive plan dealing with disabilities, Wagner pledged to protect rights and improve quality of life of Virginians living with disabilities.