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A union representing city fire and EMS staff has requested the ability to collectively bargain a contract with the city, the first such request in Virginia Beach since public-sector bargaining was allowed by the state in 2021. The city must accept or reject the request by the end of May.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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When Williamsburg officials introduced the idea of splitting the Williamsburg-James City County Public School System last year, they cited feedback from a resident survey as one of the main reasons to consider ending the nearly 70-year partnership.But the survey, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, doesn't ask residents if they w…
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Suffolk’s tax rate isn't changing from $1.09 per $100 of assessed value — but new assessed property values went up by 5.4%.Residents’ real estate tax bills will go up because of the new assessment increase.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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The whale, first spotted in 1989, suffered catastrophic damage to her spine, NOAA says. This kind of blunt force trauma is most consistent with a vessel strike. Vessel strikes are one of the leading causes of death for right whales.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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For half a century, residents of Lambert’s Point and Southeast Newport News have complained about coal dust from nearby terminals. They say they can't keep waiting for officials to collect more data to show there's a problem.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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The Williamsburg-James City County school board approved a $199 million budget increasing staff salaries by an average of 4.5%.Superintendent Olwen Herron proposed a 3% salary increase for all employees, but some board members and district staff said it didn’t go far enough.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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A federal judge ordered Sentara executives to answer more questions about an ongoing case in which the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Sentara Health Plans — formerly Optima Health — unfairly increased premiums and pocketed an extra $665 million in 2018 and 2019.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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Part of Suffolk’s improvement plan for the congested Godwin Boulevard route includes redesigning where the four-lane road crosses the Suffolk Bypass just south of Sentara Obici Hospital. But just what is a diverging diamond interchange?WHRO asked Old Dominion engineering professor Mecit Cetin how they work.…
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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Hampton will expand to 24-hour, 7-days-a-week operation after a unanimous vote Wednesday night by Hampton City Council.Colonial Downs Group, the company that operates Rosie’s, applied to extend the gambling parlor’s hours after Rivers Casino in Portsmouth opened last year. That casino already runs 24/7.…
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If Williamsburg and James City County decide to split their school district, Williamsburg test scores may drop. James City County students outperformed Williamsburg students in math, science and reading SOL tests according to the city's feasibility report, released this week.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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The City of Williamsburg says a plan to split its school division from James City County wouldn’t happen until August 2028 at the earliest and cost $18.9 million in the first year. The report, released Monday, said accounting for staffing costs, utilities, materials and other services, there would still be a $2.4 million operating deficit during ye…
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Suffolk’s Assistant Fire Chief David Harrell said the city responds to any locality that requests mutual aid where no formal agreement exists. In 2023 alone, the department sent or received mutual aid 462 times. The city formalized that process with other Hampton Roads by approving an ordinance this week at City Council that adds the last few local…
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Weeks after a controversial Alabama court case ruling prompted clinics in the state to stop providing treatment, fertility providers and their patients are concerned about what’s next.U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine’s Access to Family Building Act is currently making its way to committee in the Senate. If passed, it would guarantee patients the right to seek t…
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This month in Hampton Roads and Virginia health news: A college happiness study at Old Dominion, the Nansemond Nation opens its health clinic in Portsmouth, Sentara joins a nationwide cancer screening study and much more.Kirjoittanut 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
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