Ryan McCrimmon

Several local environmental groups have come together to call on Dominion Power to incorporate more renewable sources in its long-term energy plan for Virginia. Photo: Heather Hughes

Charlottesville environmental organizations make the case for renewable energy

Local environmental groups have teamed up to challenge the long-term plans of the state’s largest power provider, Virginia Dominion Power, citing a report released last Tuesday by third-party energy think tanks. The report, commissioned by Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition, which includes local organizations Appalachian Voices and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), claims that […]

Photo: Christian Hommel

Charles McRaven: Renaissance man

Charles “Mac” McRaven sits in the basement of a house he built, flipping through a book he wrote about a trade he’s mastered. As the 78-year-old master craftsman describes his work in a smooth Arkansas drawl, he radiates energy, passion, and wisdom gained over a half-century in the field. Among the country’s preeminent stonemasons, builders, […]

The class action suit against the Department of Corrections and prison health care contractors operating at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women is now a year old.

Fluvanna prison lawsuit celebrates small victories, faces uphill battle

A year after Charlottesville’s Legal Aid Justice Center filed a class action suit on behalf of prisoners at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, alleging the prison’s health care contractor, Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc., consistently neglected serious health issues like blood clots and cancer, the plaintiffs are pointing to a few small victories as the […]