New troopers join ranks of Virginia State Police

Thirty-nine new state troopers graduated June 22 as part of the 128th generation of Virginia State Troopers, who were presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at the State Police Training Academy in Chesterfield County. The new troopers, all of whom entered the Academy as pre-certified law enforcement officers, have received more than 300 hours of classroom and field instruction in […]

DMV to offer optional upgraded REAL ID-compliant licenses starting Oct. 1

Beginning Oct. 1, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will offer Virginians the option to upgrade their current Virginia driver’s license or identification card to a REAL ID-compliant credential. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, federal officials will require state-issued driver’s licenses or IDs presented as identification to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility to be REAL ID-compliant. […]

McEachin town meeting touches on variety of topics


With the sheer range of the topics discussed — from net neutrality to yoga in public schools, from gerrymandering to immigrant rights, from sea level rise to human trafficking — one might balk at the notion that U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin’s town hall meeting June 18 lasted only 90 minutes. Yet these were just some of the subjects addressed at […]

School system honors Kinlaw with ‘book nook’

There’s a new “little library” outside the main entrance to Henrico’s Eastern Government Center on Nine Mile Road. Henrico Schools officials unveiled the Dr. Patrick Kinlaw Community Book Nook earlier this week in honor of Kinlaw, the outgoing superintendent whose final day will be June 30. The book nook, like other little libraries, offers books that may be borrowed for […]