Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: a Historical Overview by Helen A. Gibson, Jan 2015

5 years 4 months ago
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011 was a wake-up call. Originating deep under Louisa County, the quake was felt as far north as Canada and caused significant structural damage around the state. Today, earthquakes pose an even greater risk as the population density and development continue to increase.
5 years 8 months ago

Community Colleges and the 'Completion Agenda' by John R. Donnelly, July 2015

5 years 8 months ago

 While steady and significant progress has been made in cancer diagnostic techniques, treatment, and survival, the impact of cancer on the lives of individuals and their families—and on the Commonwealth—is notable. View our data, methodology and interactive maps.

5 years 11 months ago

This report describes demographic changes that have taken place in U.S. metropolitan areas since 1990 by looking at the spatial distribution of residents by income, education, age, etc. relative to the center of the city.

6 years 1 month ago

Over the past 20 years, total enrollment in Virginia public schools has grown steadily—but highly unevenly—across the state. While the overall population grew in 71 percent of Virginia localities between 2008 and 2013, public school enrollment increased in only 31 percent, and a majority of school divisions in the Commonwealth reported enrollment declines.

6 years 4 months ago
Given the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority stance against efforts to regulate gun availability and ownership, many policies aimed at lessening gun violence have had at best a minimal impact, according to this article by Thomas Baker, assistant professor in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University with a Ph.D.
6 years 6 months ago
Virginia, whose coastal area is one of the world’s most economically vulnerable to rising sea levels, could set an international example by taking proactive steps to adapt to the threat, according to this article by Molly Mitchell, William A. Stiles Jr. and Troy W. Hartley, experts on sea-level issues. Mitchell is a scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
6 years 7 months ago

This report provides a national snapshot of the numbers and characteristics of low-wage workers—those making less than $10.10/hour—and their families.

6 years 8 months ago
Michael D. Wittman, who has written widely about America’s airports, predicts that without significant support from local residents and businesses, many smaller airports are likely to stagnate.
6 years 8 months ago

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