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  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of which helps librarians bring excellent books to the attention of young readers and their parents.
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Feb. 12 City Council meeting. * PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS The public is allowed to speak on any subject not on the agenda. Speakers generally are limited to three minutes, but the time can be adjusted by the council. View...

    Poll: Virginians evenly split on Medicaid expansion

     Poll: Virginians evenly split on Medicaid expansion
    Virginians are divided along political, racial and gender lines over expanding the state's Medicaid program under provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll, released Thursday, shows 45...

    Q Poll: 91 percent of Floridians want universal background checks

     
    Ten out of every 11 Florida voters are in favor of universal background checks for gun purchases, a new poll from Quinnipiac University finds. The 91-8 preference among Florida voters is even greater than the national average, which was 88-10, according...

    5 things Obama needs to win Florida (or that Republicans must counter)

    5 things Obama needs to win Florida (or that Republicans must counter)
    With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the most glittering prize in this year's presidential election. Without a win in the nation's biggest swing state, it's hard to come up with a scenario that keeps Barack Obama in the White House. Since 1960, only one...