| Jan 11, 2015
As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work."
Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina.
Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead.
An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground's asphalt.
"We need new stuff," sixth-grader Damian Rattler said recently while sitting in a...
| Dec 7, 2014
Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill.
But the compensation pinch in 2015 could become...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday.
The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Norfolk-based WHRO Public Media, the region's public broadcaster, plans to make interactive online skills-based lessons available for free to students and workers next year through its new SkillsOnline service.
WHRO has raised $300,000 from the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe emerged from a long morning meeting with state industry leaders concerned about "head winds" facing Virginia's economy, but mum on how his administration will react when it releases a new state budget draft next month.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy co-payments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill.
House and Senate negotiators,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November.
But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...