Photos: William & Mary students lobby legislators in Richmond


Students from the College of William & Mary made the trek to Richmond on Tuesday to lobby state legislators on issues that matter to them. They went to the capital to lobby for more need-based financial support. They met Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his dog. They urged legislators to maintain funding for institutions of higher education. And they registered […]

Virginia Bald Eagles threatened by hunters’ lead bullets


Virginia’s bald eagle population is under threat from lead bullets well after the bullets hit their initial targets. The Wildlife Center of Virginia, where most injured bald eagles are taken for rehabilitation in the Commonwealth, took in 38 bald eagles in 2016, 35 in 2015, and 38 in 2014. Eighty percent of the bald eagles admitted to the […]

DomPower: Skiffes Creek necessary to avoid rolling blackouts or worse

What the proposed Skiffes Creek project would look like from the East end of Jamestown Island looking Southeast, according to Dominion Power. Courtesy of Dominion Power.

Dominion Power has raised the spectre of a total blackout to 150,000 customers on the peninsula as part of a contingency plan in an “extreme case scenario.” The power company released an update to the Skiffes Creek transmission line project Friday which suggested it was working with partners to plan a “Remedial Action Scheme.” If […]

Del. Mullin introduces bills aimed at removing derelict vehicles, reshaping City housing commission

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Sixty-three days after Mike Mullin was elected Delegate for the 93rd District of the House of Delegates, Mullin has introduced legislation to the General Assembly that will fulfill two very different requests from the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One of the proposed bills will allow James City County to address its ongoing […]

Local delegation discusses issues facing region, priorities for General Assembly

Before the event began, seats were filling up with business people and local government officials. About 100 people attended the forum at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

In a Friday morning forum at the Williamsburg Regional Library, state senators and delegates representing the greater Williamsburg area laid out their expectations for the state’s upcoming General Assembly session. State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, Jr, freshman Senator Monty Mason, Delegate Brenda Pogge, and freshman Delegate Mike Mullin addressed an audience of about 100 business people […]

Gov. McAuliffe proposes criminal justice reforms on driver’s license suspension

McAuliffe speaking at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Va. (Kate Wellington/Wikimedia Commons)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a criminal justice reform package in Richmond Tuesday morning which could eliminate the suspension of driver’s licenses for indigent offenders and some non-driving related offenses. The governor announced two proposed bills to reduce the suspension of driver’s licenses in the Commonwealth. McAuliffe’s proposals could affect about a million Virginians, according to […]

Year in review: Transportation

Crews pour the concrete footing for the median barrier, a quarter of a mile west of the Route 105 Fort Eustis interchange on I-64. (Courtesy VDOT.)

Traffic fixes are on the way in Greater Williamsburg.  While the area’s population has been rapidly increasing, the Virginia Department of Transportation and local authorities are busy working on solutions to decrease congestion and increase traffic safety. Several projects were finished and many more have been planned for the next few years. The largest project […]