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  • Tribes deserve recognition

    Millions of children know the story of Pocahontas. They know that, thanks to the help of the Powhatan tribe, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas survived when others had failed. As Virginians, we know Indian tribes have played an integral role in the commonwealth and the country's history from the beginning. Yet even today, the federal government has yet to recognize any of Virginia's historic tribes.
  • Md., Va. officials hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 election lines

    WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report. About 12 percent of all voters in both...

    Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service chief over White House security lapse

    Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service chief over White House security lapse
    Angry lawmakers rebuked the Secret Service director Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency’s failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks were installed on the front door only after the breach. For a second...

    Studies: Florida 2012 voter lines bad

    Studies: Florida 2012 voter lines bad
    Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed. The GAO report, Observations...

    Lawmakers Lambaste Head Of Secret Service

    WASHINGTON — Angry lawmakers lambasted the head of the Secret Service on Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency's failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks that might have halted him were installed on the...