For half a century, a group of pilots has delivered holly boughs and Christmas gifts to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. But with erosion and a precipitous rise in sea level expected in the island's future, residents wonder how much longer these traditions will last.
Proposed reforms to the way emergency care is handled for mental health crises got a boost this week from a Virginia legislative panel formed in the wake of the suicide of the son of State Sen. Creigh Deeds.
Virtually every lobbyist in Richmond has a vested interested in tax credits that are already part of the code. That means the governor's proposal to roll back exemptions and credits for coalfield production, land preservation and long-term care insurance policies won't be easy.
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