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Offenders and staff from Va. Dept. of Corrections test positive for coronovirus

The Virginia Department of Corrections late March 31 received its first positive COVID-19 test results for incarcerated offenders. Three offenders at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland, Virginia tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Educators invited to apply for innovative arts & humanities program at Va. museum

This prestigious year-long program is exclusively for educators in the state of Virginia who work in 4th-12th grade art, social studies, language arts, gifted & talented, special education, and ESL / ELL classrooms as well as those who teach as school librarians and media specialists.

Recidivism rate in Virginia falls even lower

For the fourth consecutive year, Virginia has the lowest recidivism rate in the country. The newly announced rate of 23.1 percent is down slightly from last year, when Virginia posted a rate of 23.4 percent.

VDOE launches #GoOpenVA open educational resources platform

James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, has announced the launch of #GoOpenVA, an online platform allowing Virginia educators and schools to access and share teacher-created digital open educational resources.

UVA participating in major Asian gene study to help doctors understand and treat disease

An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately aiming to improve our ability to treat disease, according to a news release from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

File Va. tax returns starting Jan. 27

Virginia individual income tax returns can be filed starting on Monday, Jan. 27. Due to changes in federal tax law, the Virginia standard deduction has increased for tax year 2019.

Equal Rights Amendment passes Va. House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates passed the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Sen. Surovell and fellow legislators to host town halls this coming weekend Jan. 18-19

State Senator Scott Surovell and fellow legislators, who represent the Prince William area, plan a series of town halls throughout the 36th District in January and February. Below is a list of the times and locations for three town halls this coming weekend, Jan. 18-19, and and one Facebook Town Hall on Jan. 21.

Traffic shift on Rt. 1 southbound in Woodbridge

The two through lanes of southbound Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) between the Occoquan River bridge and the Marumsco Creek bridge have been shifted onto new pavement as part of the Route 1 widening project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The shift began the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 19.

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