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Since Medicaid expansion began in January more than 300,000 Virginians have gotten health insurance. They’re visiting the doctor, getting prescriptions filled, and even accessing cancer treatment.

But that doesn’t mean everyone is able to get an appointment.


This month is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to reflect on the contribution Hispanic voters have made to Virginia politics.

Omega Protein Exceeds Menhaden Cap for Chesapeake Bay

21 hours ago
Pamela D'Angelo

Last week, Omega Protein, a menhaden fishing fleet, exceeded the amount of fish they were told they could harvest from the Chesapeake Bay.

Omega, renders the fish into food for farm-raised fish and oil supplements for people.


As many as four thousand people are expected at Monticello this weekend for the 13th annual Heritage Harvest Festival featuring tastings and tours. 

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Virginia does a thorough job of inspecting local and regional jails and investigating deaths inside those facilities.

But a state review finds better coordination could improve oversight of the jail system.