CRIMINAL JUSTICE + POLICING

Construction has begun on one of two major natural gas pipelines in Virginia and state and local officials have already reported spending almost $126,000 responding to protests aimed at halting work.It's a number that is only likely to rise this year as construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline progresses...
It’s been more than a year since Virginia's legislature opened the door for needle-exchange programs to curb rising hepatitis C infection rates and the potential increase in HIV infections that could follow in the wake of the opioid epidemic.While one program has been approved, none have actually opened...