| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:09 PM
A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:18 PM
You'll find it listed on the meeting agenda of many governing bodies in Hampton Roads — the "consent agenda."
Routine by most standards, the consent agenda is a block of resolutions passed in unison by elected leaders with a single "aye" vote....
| Nov 23, 2014
When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves.
They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Some friends and family of Christopher Anderson, the 27-year-old Waukegan man shot and killed by police last week at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, are seeking to view hospital video footage of the incident.
Anderson was shot Nov. 3 after he drew...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 PM
HARTFORD — When new leaders took control of the beleaguered Jumoke Academy this summer, one of their first reforms was getting former CEO Michael Sharpe to vacate an apartment that he rented at a discount from the charter school group.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday.
But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton.
On Oct. 1,...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...