Pick-Up Location, Virginia: UBER is Officially Legal

Written by Kevin Lata on .

After operating under a temporary agreement for the better part of a year, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft now have a law allowing them to transport passengers in Virginia after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill that sets licensing procedures and standards for drivers.

Norfolk Southern Names New CEO

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Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced that James A. Squires will succeed Charles W. "Wick" Moorman as chief executive officer. The action by the company's board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be effective June 1, 2015.

Local Governments, Open Your Data!

Written by Jesse Scaccia on .

Our communities thrive when citizens see no line of demarcation between them and their government. When we all feel ownership over our shared space, and feel responsibility to use our talents and energy to make it better, this both strengthens our government and renders it less necessary.

Marijuana OK'd for Epilepsy Treatment in VA

Written by Michael Melkonian on .

Two types of medical marijuana extracts would be legal to possess and recommend for epilepsy treatment in Virginia under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday and sent to the governor for his signature.

Fight Continues for a City-wide Elected School Board in Norfolk

Written by Jesse Scaccia on .

Local education advocates aren't satisfied with Norfolk City Council's decision to have school board members elected using the current ward system. They're once again collecting signatures, and are willing to force a referendum, if that's what it takes to have a system that allows citizens to vote for a greater number of candidates. 

Special Virginia Beach City Council Meeting to be Held

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Vice Mayor Louis R. Jones and Councilmembers Barbara Henley and Jim Wood have called a special meeting of the City Council for Tuesday, Feb. 24. The informal session will start at 3 p.m. in the City Council Conference Room. The formal session will start at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber.

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