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  • Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it

    Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it
    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...
  • In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | With Video

    In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    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....
  • Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find

    Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find
    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...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    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...
  • Friends, family of man shot by police want to see hospital footage

    Friends, family of man shot by police want to see hospital footage
    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...
  • Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny

    Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny
    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. But Sharpe...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    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...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    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...
  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    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. The...
  • Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow

    Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow
    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,...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    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.-...