She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2007, graduating magna cum laude from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. She accomplished that feat in just three-and-a-half years while working 30 hours a week.
Today, she is a waitress, babysitter and sometime interpreter.
She also is an undocumented immigrant
Senate Republicans are calling for fiscal responsibility, a freeze on new taxes and stronger immigration laws as part of their agenda for the 2011 legislative session.
The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus announced its agenda at a press conference Tuesday.
"These are not new ideas,"
Armed with duct tape, Colin Goddard balanced on a chair to hang a screen so people could watch a film at the Richmond YWCA gymnasium.
Goddard appears to be fairly athletic. But four years ago, he was barely able to do one spin on a bicycle because of gunshot injuries he suffered during the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.
Will more back-seat riders be forced by law into wearing seat belts in 2011?
As members of the Virginia General Assembly take their seat down in Richmond this week, the House is expected to join the Senate in passing a bill that requires a motor vehicle’s back-seat passengers who are under 18 to wear seat belts.
On Tuesday House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (D) condemned Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks that Virginia no longer needs oversight of electoral redistricting under the Voting Rights Act.
Poll books are ready, voting equipment has been tested, certified and secured, and the voter information management database is operational and performing as expected.
Virginia is ready for today, Election Day.
Voters can help prevent lines at the polls on Tuesday by being informed about the location of their polling
The deadline to apply to vote by absentee ballot for the November election is Tuesday, October 26 by mail and Saturday, October 30 for in person voting. In order to vote by absentee ballot, voters must apply.
Big trouble could be on the horizon for a tiny fish, the Atlantic menhaden.
Some worry that menhaden, which play an important role in the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, are being overfished – mostly by a company in Virginia.
That’s triggered a debate in environmental circles, the fishing community and the General Assembly