Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s jobless rate remained steady in January and is still below the national average. The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in January. That’s the same as it was in December, and down from 6 percent a year ago.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Chinese national who worked at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia has been arrested on a plane bound for Beijing on charges of lying to federal agents.Bo Jiang made his initial appearance Monday in Norfolk federal court. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Jiang had an attorney.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Post says it will begin selling digital subscriptions this summer, asking frequent visitors to its website and mobile apps to pay a fee to support the company’s journalism. The Post announced plans Monday for a metered subscription model requiring a paid suscription for more than 20 articles or features per month.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State agriculture officials are proposing a regulation aimed at ensuring the survival of wild ginseng in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services developed the regulation to address concerns voiced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.