Advocates seek more access to medical marijuana


As other states have relaxed their laws against marijuana, citizens across Virginia gathered here Saturday to discuss how to persuade the General Assembly to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the commonwealth. About 150 people, including health care providers and attorneys, attended the Virginia 2019 Cannabis Conference, held by the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of […]

Minimum wage boost, backed by women’s groups, passes committee


After dozens of women rallied at the Capitol on Monday, a legislative committee passed one of their key priorities — a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Virginia. SB 1200 would take effect July 1, initially raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, then to $13 an hour in 2020 and $15 an hour […]

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers to serve as child advocates

Information session set for Jan. 31, training starts Feb. 23

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold an information session Thursday, Jan. 31 for people who may be interested in volunteering to work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the CASA offices in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. […]

Rally urges legislators to reinstate parole in Virginia


Dozens turned out for a rally hosted Saturday at the Capitol in support of bills introduced to the General Assembly that would reinstate parole for some incarcerated Virginians. Virginia ended discretionary parole in 1995, but those sentenced before the law went into effect are still eligible. HJ 644, introduced by Del. Vivian Watts, D-Fairfax, would direct a study into the […]