Virginia’s suicide rate is the highest it's been in 13 years, according to the state’s chief medical examiner. Experts say the causes may include the poor economy and lack of mental health services.
In 2011, the most recent year for which data are available, there were 1,067 suicides in the state
"Some of that is a little bit unclear," Elisabeth Corey said as she started to recount the events of her childhood. "A lot of times when there’s intense chronic trauma, it can be difficult to remember all of the details. Memories become very fuzzy."
Corey has repressed memories of abuse
Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt and Lucy Stone were among the national leaders of the suffragist movement in the United States. But several Virginians also paved the way for women in politics today.
Ellen Glasgow, Adele Clark and Lila Meade Valentine were among the women who joined to create Virginia’s Equal Suffrage League
The spotlight continues to stay on Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli over their dealings with Star Scientific Inc., which has been accused of trying to curry favor with state officials.
Star Scientific, a Henrico-based company with roots in tobacco research that now sells nutritional supplements
Beginning in July 2014, each school board in Virginia must include in its student code of conduct a prohibition against bullying, including cyberbullying. Moreover, school divisions must educate teachers and other employees about bullying and "the need to create a bully-free environment.
Those requirements are contained
The Virginia Board of Health voted last week to require abortion clinics to meet hospital building-code standards – rules that abortion rights activists said would force many of the state’s 20 clinics to close.
Abortion rights advocates responded to the board’s 11-2 vote by singing and waving signs. Security
Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday proposed amending legislation to put a moratorium on the use of drone technology in Virginia until 2015.
McDonnell’s suggested amendments to House Bill 2012 and Senate Bill 1331 would allow for drone research at college and universities and would let law enforcement officials use drones