| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:27 AM
The Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday regarding state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for the of emails of a former University of Virginia climate scientist.
Cuccinelli has said he is investigating whether...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Last year the General Assembly passed legislation that would require insurance companies to cover behavioral health therapy for autistic children, ages 2 to 6, with a cap on annual coverage costs of $35,000.
The measure was slated to go into effect...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:29 AM
UPDATE: A House of Delegates subcommittee on Jan. 26 recommended tabling the resolution, which, in Richmond parlance, is a polite way of dismissing the idea.
A House resolution (HJ 129) asks Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to “explore a...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:06 PM
In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor.
In Wisconsin, Republican Party officials sought the emails of a history professor, trying to...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The director of a Newport News clinic that has provided abortion services since 1975, estimated the cost of complying with new architectural standards, approved Friday by the Virginia Board of Health, at a prohibitive $500,000.
"It's astronomical. We'...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Virginians are divided along political, racial and gender lines over expanding the state's Medicaid program under provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
The poll, released Thursday, shows 45...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe wants to revamp and reinvest in Virginia's mental health system so that the state's jails and prisons no longer serve as warehouses for the mentally ill.
In a policy proposal released to The Daily Press...
| Nov 2, 2011
Mann, now a professor at Penn State University, is best known for his contributions to the so-called hockey stick graph that has been at the center of warnings that Earth's temperature rise has been precipitous and historically unprecedented. It has...
| Dec 2, 2011
The Republican hopefuls taking part will be Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The questions will focus on health care, EPA regulation, labor, education, immigration and social issues....