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  • Hanger gets to have a primary, judge rejects local bid for a convention

    A federal judge has rejected a bid by conservatives in the Shenandoah Valley to pick their state Senate candidate in a convention instead of through the primary that the incumbent, state Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, requested and that the State Board of Elections approved.
  • State Senate rumblings from out west

    Things are hotting up in the race to control the state Senate this year – and, oddly enough, the latest action is in the usually quiet western stretches of the state. In Roanoke, where the lone southwest Virginia Democratic Senator, John Edwards,...

    Harmony prevails as legislative songsters named to budget conference committee

    Let it never be said, when state senators rise to the heights of co-chairman of the powerful Finance Committee, that they bear grudges. So, when state Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, last week hesitantly risked bucking both co-chairmen of that...

    Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret

     Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret
    Virginia could keep the suppliers of the drugs used in executions secret, as well as all the components they mix to make the drug cocktail used in lethal injections under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. But the measure the Senate passed...

    Suffolk dead animal incinerator bill clears Senate committee

    RICHMOND – The city of Suffolk is looking for four years relief from the state's carbon monoxide rules so it can continue using diesel-powered incinerators to dispose of dead animals. The city's four incinerators are key, given the city's large...