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  • Suffolk dead animal incinerator bill clears Senate committee

    RICHMOND – The city of Suffolk is looking for four years relief from the state's carbon monoxide rules so it can continue using diesel-powered incinerators to dispose of dead animals. The city's four incinerators are key, given the city's large...
  • Crime & Legal Issues: Legislation could expand Virginia's DNA database

    Legislation sponsored by two Virginia lawmakers calls for greatly increasing the number of people who must provide DNA samples to the state upon their convictions. Under current law, everyone convicted of a felony and a very small number of misdemeanors...
  • Republicans' net neutrality bill hints at a middle ground

    The debate over the net neutrality rules proposed last year by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has made at least two things clear. First, there is broad support for rules that have the same goals as the ones the commission adopted...
  • 2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill

    2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill
    Two leading Republicans, seeking to head off the nation's top telecom regulator, proposed legislation that would set the rules of the road for Internet traffic. Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton said Friday that they wanted to ensure that broadband...
  • Justice Department policy change targets abuses in police seizures

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday issued sweeping revisions to Justice Department regulations governing seizures of cash and other property from people who are not charged with a crime. The new policy will block state and local police...
  • City looks at new 'infrastructure district' to fund L.A. River plans

    City looks at new 'infrastructure district' to fund L.A. River plans
    Los Angeles leaders are hoping to use a new tax-sharing law to help finance ambitious plans to transform the city's namesake river into a ribbon of recreational areas and vibrant new developments. As of Jan. 1, local officials have the authority to...
  • Congressional Republicans unveil net neutrality bill to sidestep FCC

    Congressional Republicans unveil net neutrality bill to sidestep FCC
    Two leading congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled legislation to protect so-called net neutrality by prohibiting Internet service providers from charging companies for faster delivery of their content. The bill, which would apply to wired and...
  • GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

    Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law. But now some are questioning whether to use the congressional budget process to derail the 2010 law or save the...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • Virginia lawmakers push for mandatory reports in campus assaults

    Virginia lawmakers push for mandatory reports in campus assaults
    State legislators responding to concerns about on-campus sexual assaults found a complex web of rules and agencies as they dove into the issue Friday, but remain intent on passing legislation in the coming weeks to address the issue. Much of the focus...
  • Executive who oversaw troubled rollout of Obama's health care law resigns from government

    Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage. Marilyn Tavenner's...