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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Economic action plan

    In their recent "State of the Region" report, Old Dominion University professors James Koch and Gary Wagner outline some of the most powerful forces affecting Hampton Roads. And economically, nothing casts a longer shadow than the federal budget...
  • Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch

    Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch
    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...
  • WHRO launches SkillsOnline job training courses, with free ones coming next year

    WHRO launches SkillsOnline job training courses, with free ones coming next year
    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...
  • Don't blame Obama for defense cuts

    Don't blame Obama for defense cuts
    To the editor: It is a bit difficult to take seriously the foreign-policy suggestions of someone with John Bolton's fierce partisan history. ("A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP," Op-Ed, Nov. 13) Bolton makes some sensible observations. But his...
  • Suzanne Patrick pledges efforts to protect against storm damage during Hampton visit

    Suzanne Patrick pledges efforts to protect against storm damage during Hampton visit
    Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, pledged to boost Hampton Roads' ability to cope with a superstorm and rising sea levels if elected. She told a forum hosted by the Delta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi...
  • In 2nd District, Rigell, Patrick debate dysfunction

    In a way, the incumbent and challenger in one of Virginia's most closely divided congressional districts, the 2nd, agree on the big point: Washington is broken. But Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Suzanne Patrick disagree...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending
    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet

    Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet
    In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. The letter comes...
  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year

    Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year
    When it comes to economic uncertainty, 2013 was the worst year for Hampton Roads, the director of Old Dominion University's economic forecasting team said after a Wednesday presentation in Newport News. This year should be better for both business and...
  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary
    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners. But now, with the Nov. 1 deadline for...