Virginia’s population grows through both births and migration. Migration may involve people moving across states as well as people moving from other countries. Until 1970, only 1 in 100 Virginians was born outside of the United States; by 2012, 1 in every 9 Virginians is foreign-born.

Our ability to predict and track hurricanes and major storms has grown in recent years. But our understanding of how people in our communities will react to warnings and what their needs might be has great room for improvement, according to this analysis by Joshua Behr and Rafael Diaz , research professors at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center at Old Dominion University.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly subsidies specifically for the purchase of food. In this report, we summarize facts about this program, provide a quick look at 2012 SNAP participation in Virginia, and review ways in which the program is changing.

The authors, Christopher Newport University political science professor Quentin Kidd and Meyrem Baer, a CNU undergraduate who is researching government ethics, urge the General Assembly to consider their recommendations for reforming the state’s ethics rules for public officials. “Virginia rightly prides itself as a national leader in many areas,” they write.

In this data brief, we provide a quick look at age-specific migration between 2000 and 2010 for Virginia and its diverse regions to address the question: how do migration patterns affect population aging, especially in rural communities?

Virginians’ participation in many outdoor recreation activities has increased in recent years.

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