Tuesday, April 16, 2024

ICYMI: Elaine Luria, opioid addiction, young vets, art contest and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Opioid miniseries filmed on campus

The Jacqueline and Jilly six-part miniseries about opioid addiction was filmed at Hampton University with students and staff acting as extras. Watch the first episode for free at the Cinema Cafe next month. READ MORE.


Younger vets, new challenges

Steve Combs, deputy at the Virginia Department of Veteran Services, said Veterans Affairs has to adapt to the changing veteran population now split between 18-65 and those 65 and above. READ MORE.


Art contest for students

NASA Langley Research Center is accepting student art submissions nationwide starting next month. This year’s theme is ‘Explore’. READ MORE.


Elaine Luria: Post-election

The new 2nd Congressional District representative says her victory over Scott Taylor is based on Taylor’s voting records and not a referendum on President Trump. Her priorities include fighting sea level rise, representing military interests and finding common ground between both Democrats and Republicans. READ MORE.


Mickey Mouse turns 90

The Hampton Main Library branch is hosting a free event to celebrate classic cartoon character Sunday. Mickey Mouse made his first debut in Walt Disney’s animated film, Steamboat Willie, which was released in 1928. READ MORE.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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