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Largest-ever type 1 diabetes genetic study IDs potential treatment targets

Scientists have completed the largest and most diverse genetic study of type 1 diabetes ever undertaken, identifying new drug targets to treat a condition that affects 1.3 million American adults.

Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery Board approves proposed permanent casino gaming regulations.

Casino gaming in Virginia moved forward one more step today with approval by the Virginia Lottery Board of proposed permanent casino gaming regulations.

court law

Madison County woman pleads guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud

A Madison County woman pleaded guilty this week to mail and wire fraud charges related to a scheme in which she stole at least $1.5 million from victims while purporting to have terminal cancer, vast wealth and connections to celebrities.

shenandoah university

Live, in-person performances return to Shenandoah University for 2021-2022 season

After more than a year of online performances, Shenandoah Conservatory announces the return of live, in-person music, theatre and dance to its academic season.

Virginia REALTORS®

Hot summer housing market showing signs of cooling

June sales numbers were strong, but several signs point to a slowing of the Virginia housing market over the second half of the year.

covid-19 news

Virginia health groups urge COVID-19 vaccinations

Pretty much every Virginia health and hospital organization is in on a joint statement urging those who haven’t gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 to go ahead and do so ASAP.

road work

VDOT schedules design public hearing for Clarke County bridge replacement 

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning the replacement of the Opequon Creek bridge on Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road) in Clarke County. 

Virginia Department of Corrections

Virginia Department of Corrections recognizes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

This week, the Virginia Department of Corrections honors the Department’s probation and parole officers.

Virginia Tech

Researchers are pulling movements out of microfilm with digital history

Four years into World War II, 7,434 Black soldiers from 60 domestic units sat down to Survey 32.

court law

Owner of Virginia company sentenced for $2.8M Medicaid fraud

A Texas woman was sentenced Monday to 50 months in prison for defrauding the Virginia Medicaid program out of $2.8 million.

virginia politics

Red River Foods to invest $16.5 million to expand in Henrico County

Red River Foods will invest $16.5 million to establish a warehouse and processing facility for tree nuts, seeds and dried fruits in Henrico County.

virginia abc

New canned cocktails, spirits arrive in Virginia ABC stores

Customers can expect to see a fresh lineup of 36 new canned cocktails, spirits and mixers heading to Virginia ABC stores in July.

Virginia DEQ

DEQ statement on ruling upholding Virginia cap-and-trade program

Last week, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond ruled in favor of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, rejecting the Virginia Manufacturers Association’s challenge to the regulations enabling Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

covid-19 news

VHHA backs COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workers

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is supporting COVID-19 vaccine requirements for healthcare workers.

gas prices

Virginia gas prices up slightly over past week

Virginia gas prices have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.

irs taxes

Child Tax Credits are coming: So are the scammers

Beware of con artists using the upcoming Child Tax Credit to pretend to “help” you get your payments earlier, get more money, or gather personal information to commit identity theft.

virginia museum of history & culture

Violins of Hope exhibit brings voices of redemption to RVA

Violins of Hope, a touring exhibit that tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during one of history’s darkest times – the Holocaust – will be in Richmond at three museums for 12 weeks from Aug. 4-Oct. 24.  


Roadside tragedy underscores need to slow down, move over

The tragic death of a AAA tow truck driver in Ohio highlights the risks faced by emergency first responders here in Virginia and around the country.

virginia politics

SimpliSafe to add second operation in Henrico County, creating more than 250 jobs

SimpliSafe, a leading producer of self-installed home security systems, will invest more than $3 million to expand operations in Henrico County.

bar beer

Six Virginia craft beverage companies to exhibit at BrewLDN 2021

Five Virginia craft breweries and one cidery will exhibit at BrewLDN 2021 at Printworks in London, from July 29-31.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech announces search committee for vice provost for faculty affairs

Virginia Tech has formed a search committee to oversee a national search for the next vice provost for faculty affairs. 

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

DRPT seeks public input on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise overall goal for the three-year period of Federal Fiscal Years 2022–2024 is 7.8 percent for Federal Transit Administration assisted contracts.

virginia economy

Xaloy to return to Virginia, reopening Pulaski manufacturing facility

Xaloy will move its barrel manufacturing operation from Ohio back to Virginia and reopen its former facility in Pulaski County.

Virginia Tech

Public health experts push vaccinations for fall semester at Virginia Tech

A panel of university officials and local health experts convened at the Moss Arts Center this week for a discussion about the importance of vaccines and the latest on ongoing preparations for a full, in-person experience for Virginia Tech students this fall. 

jail police

Leader of cross-country meth conspiracy convicted

A Chesapeake man was convicted this week on methamphetamine and money laundering charges after a three-day bench trial.

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy updates net zero emissions goals

Dominion Energy has issued an updated Climate Report highlighting potential paths that support the company’s target to achieve net zero Scope 1 emissions from its electric and gas operations by 2050.

virginia politics

Virginia unemployment rate dips to 4.3 percent in June

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in June, less than half of the 8.8 percent rate that we saw in the Commonwealth one year ago, at the height of the COVID-19 shutdown.

virginia commission for the arts

Virginia Commission for the Arts pledges focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, access

The Virginia Commission for the Arts has announced it officers for the 2022 fiscal year.