| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio and fellow Florida Republicans stand to gain influence in the next session of Congress. Florida Democrats may lose some clout.
Immigration reform faces even higher hurdles. But Everglades restoration is expected to benefit from...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 2:00 PM
In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
| Nov 9, 2014
A legislative review of tax breaks sprinkled throughout Virginia law is inching along with little prospect of ending any of these breaks any time soon.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe may get into the game later this year as he crafts a new budget proposal, but...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:38 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent.
But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Rabid bat on Ilchester Road
"The discovery this week of a rabid bat in the Ilchester Road area has led County Health authorities to issue a warning to residents not to handle nocturnal creatures. Positive identification of the bat as...