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  • Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts

    NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges. Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
  • Tracing links between a promoter's generosity and a governor's acts

    For all the cringeworthy talk of crushes, conniptions and collapsing marriage, the key to the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be connecting dots — whether prosecutors can link gifts and loans from...
  • Reform redistricting

    As the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason, Virginia should be distinguished by a dedication to fair and equal representative democracy. Voters here should have confidence, not only that their ballots carry weight, but that...
  • Florida may allow hunters to use silencers

    Florida may allow hunters to use silencers
    Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider a proposal at its Sept. 10...
  • Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia
    Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-...
  • McAuliffe launches push on child services

    McAuliffe launches push on child services
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching an initiative to enhance the state's services for children and improve their health, education and safety. His first step, announced Monday, was convening a high-level "Children's Cabinet," of four Cabinet secretaries,...
  • Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison

    Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison
    Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Ali Jaber, 52, and...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives

    Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives
    Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney. The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies. Palm Beach...
  • Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?

    Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?
          I don’t want to be cynical here. Just not my style. But I see where Gov. Rick Scott has unveiled a 10-year, $1 billion proposal to protect the environment. Ironically, this comes just a few months before the November election, at a...