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Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf

Press release on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Southeastern Virginia.  From the Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Crime in Virginia 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1432015/$file/RD143.pdf

Annual compilation of crime statistics for Virginia.  Includes law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, value of property loss, and arrest data.  From the Virginia State Police

 

An Earthquake History: Finding Faults in Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202015%20Vol.%2091%20No%202.pdf

Examines the history of earthquakes in Virginia and describes a project which attempts to map the state’s seismic zones.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2014

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/ReportsPublications/2015_Annual_Solid_Waste_Report.pdf

Covers the amount of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2014 and the amounts and sources of solid waste generated outside the state.  The total amount received at Virginia facilities declined by about 15,000 tons from the 2013 total.  From the Department of Environmental Quality

 

Executive Order Number Forty Four (2015): Establishing the Commission on Parole Review

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/media/3918/eo-44-parole-commission-eo-final.pdf

Establishes a Parole Review Commission to examine the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of the law which abolished parole in the state, evaluate best practices in other states, and recommend other strategies for reducing crime and recidivism.  From the Office of the Governor.

 

2013 Housing Profile: Washington-Arlington, DC-VA-MD-WV

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-26_Washington.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

2013 Housing Profile: Richmond, VA

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-20_Richmond.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Virginia Executive Order 43: Establishment of the Unmanned Systems Commission

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=8593

Describes Virginia’s progress in the development of unmanned aerial technologies and creates a public/private commission to identify needs and develop recommendations that will encourage further progress.  From the Office of the Governor

 

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