| Sep 2, 2012
State officials planning to build a veterans care center employing upward of 500 people are eyeing just two locations for the project: Fort Monroe and a former state school for disabled pupils.
While lobbying for former Virginia School property,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:58 AM
Even though the Army has decamped, the bands will play on. The Fort Monroe Authority announced this week that the music series previously called Music Under the Stars will continue this summer under the name Music by the Bay.
Military band concerts are a...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 4:37 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Victims of defective Chinese drywall demanded an audience with Gov. Bob McDonnell at Monday's meeting of the Defective Drywall Task Force.
"All I keep hearing is request this, request that," said Amanda Fowle of Newport News,...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 3:59 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell's independent advisory panel doesn't have an official say over where the state's political boundaries fall.
But during its final meeting Wednesday, members said the compact, partisan-free options they have laid out for redistricting...
| Aug 30, 2009
Top members of his own party would rather he resign. The House speaker has issued a public rebuke and launched an ethics investigation.
But instead of going away, Del. Phil Hamilton is going door-to-door in the 93rd District. And local GOP officials...
| Oct 13, 2009
| 8:33 AM
As the housing crisis ripples through the economy and panicked homeowners face foreclosure, one advocacy group in Virginia is seeing an ominous rise in scam artists.
Now state lawmakers in Hampton Roads are taking aim.
Lawmakers in Newport News and...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 7:34 AM
Jared Patton turns 3 years old Tuesday, but he will forever be a baby.
He can't sit or stand. Can't talk or roll over. He can move his legs, but can't walk. He can move his arms, but will never grasp a toy.
Yet in the cocoon of stuffed animals, soft...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 7:29 PM
They called him a gladiator — locked in the fight of his life. For his life.
A battle to breathe in. To breathe out.
To take in enough sustenance and medicine to carry his little broken body over one hour to the next.
To love and be loved in...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 6:12 PM
Ward Scull's interest in payday loans started as an effort to help a single Virginian. But it grew into a statewide coalition that campaigns to protect all Virginians from predatory lending.
And it has earned him recognition as the Daily Press Citizen of...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Lawmakers returned to Richmond Monday on a dazzling sunny day, but the effort to redraw Virginia's political maps remains clouded with partisan fighting and political gamesmanship.
On Monday morning, the House and Senate Privileges and Elections...